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Phretys 09-02-2007 06:32 PM

Painted Doilies
I had never heard of these before, until I spotted this on a random blog when I was searching for something else.

Doily #1

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) and this book on painted doilies 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. :)


Samsam 09-02-2007 08:52 PM


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

painted doolies
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.

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