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Doilies...

Efemera

Doilies...
« on: March 06, 2017, 13:18:07 PM »
Don't know if this fits here but I've been making dream catchers with vintage doilies and embroidery hoops..

Lowena

Re: Doilies...
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2017, 13:32:00 PM »
Oh wow, Effie, I love dreamcatchers and what a clever idea. Now...... where can I get doilies? ;)
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Lowena

Re: Doilies...
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2017, 13:33:37 PM »
I love the first 2 especially. Are you going to sell them or are they to be pressies?  :flower:
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Efemera

Re: Doilies...
« Reply #3 on: March 06, 2017, 15:52:12 PM »
They are for sale... I do craft fairs..

Lowena

Re: Doilies...
« Reply #4 on: March 06, 2017, 18:02:03 PM »
Good for you; I bet they'll sell like hot cakes
 :flower:
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Catllar

Re: Doilies...
« Reply #5 on: March 06, 2017, 21:35:31 PM »
Now why didn't you have that idea to share when I was tasked with making a dream catcher for LGD to stop the nightmares?  They are lovely - I bet they'll sell well!
If life gives you lemons, add to gin and tonic !


Lilian

Re: Doilies...
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2017, 22:29:55 PM »
Wow these are beautiful, what a good idea.  I love them but they don't like me!  I bought one years ago and had nightmares every night, I had to chuck it out  :(
Willing but not always able :)


Francesca

Re: Doilies...
« Reply #7 on: March 12, 2017, 21:46:47 PM »
These are beautiful! Wish I had the time to make one, I'd love to hang one in the window of my back bedroom. I like the one in your pic, the red and cream colours are lovely.

BrendaP

Re: Doilies...
« Reply #8 on: March 12, 2017, 22:10:15 PM »
Now...... where can I get doilies? ;)

Make them! 
The two pink ones are crocheted, the cream one has a crocheted edging, not certain about the centre part, photo isn't detailed enough but it's either netting or bobbin lace - plus all the extra bits added.

They are super, and a lovely way to use up charity shop finds or whatever.
Brenda.  My machines are: Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy, Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940 and Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitch.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

BrendaP

Re: Doilies...
« Reply #9 on: March 12, 2017, 22:12:38 PM »
Wow these are beautiful, what a good idea.  I love them but they don't like me!  I bought one years ago and had nightmares every night, I had to chuck it out  :(

Years ago when DD1 was a toddler she had a duck ornament hanging in her bedroom window.  One night she awoke and it must have been moving a little and throwing a shadow on the wall; it terrified her.  :'(
Brenda.  My machines are: Vera, a Husqvarna 350 SewEasy, Caroline a Singer 201K-3 born in 1940 and Thirza a Featherweight 221K born 1949. Also Bernina 1150 overlocker and Elna 444 Coverstitch.
http://paternoster.orpheusweb.co.uk/

Pearl

Re: Doilies...
« Reply #10 on: March 19, 2017, 08:23:46 AM »
How big are they, Effie?  I bought some vintage doilies at the car boot sale this morning but they are small.

Efemera

Re: Doilies...
« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2017, 20:15:36 PM »
The pink are around 7 inches and the cream around 12 inches.

Pearl

Re: Doilies...
« Reply #12 on: March 21, 2017, 17:58:38 PM »
Thanks, Efemera.  The ones I have are 7".  Now all I need is everything else. <3

Lowena

Re: Doilies...
« Reply #13 on: March 21, 2017, 18:00:47 PM »
I'm going to be looking in the charity shops on Thursday  :D
Triumph of hope over experience :D

Pearl

Re: Doilies...
« Reply #14 on: March 21, 2017, 19:11:19 PM »
I paid 50p for 2 at the car boot.  Happy bargain hunting, Low.  I'm going to check out the charity shops for beads tomorrow.