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Phretys
09-02-2007, 06:32 PM
I had never heard of these before, until I spotted this on a random blog when I was searching for something else.

Doily #1 (http://ukrakovianki.blogspot.com/2007/05/not-leonardo-but.html)

They are made with a #10-12 steel hook and three strands of sewing thread. One strand at a time is swapped every few rows for the graduated color effect. I've never made a doily before, but my first reaction upon seeing this was "Wow!" :shock:

A little more searching resulted in finding this photo (Doily #2 (http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v635/dennymare/multicoloreddoily.jpg)) and this book on painted doilies (http://www.amazon.com/Crochet-Painted-Doilies-Ferosa-Harold/dp/1931171289) that apparently is no longer available. It could also be done with embroidery floss (with the 6 strands separated).

Anyway, I thought this was worth sharing. I might have to try this out some day. :)

Debi

Samsam
09-02-2007, 08:52 PM
:noway:
:inlove:

Thanks for the links!

ritaw
09-03-2007, 07:29 AM
That looks stunning!

Thank you

knitqueen
09-03-2007, 10:26 AM
Wow, those are really quite beautiful!!

Mariblue
09-03-2007, 11:35 PM
Those are beautiful!

mathwizard
09-07-2007, 07:51 PM
I bought a book from Annie's Attic on painted doillies and plan on trying them. I just got it this summer. I don't know if they still have it but you could try them if you are interested.