Monday, May 18, 2009

New life for old doilies

I found this great piece in local thrift shop.I don't know what it was. But I can't left this thing in the shop. It was heavy cotton weaving fabric with great embroidery. The red letters is the couching ( I think) and great delicate crocheting done from swing or tatting threads . But there was few big stains on.

I put a few doilies from my collection on the stains . I put this work in my living room and play with doilies until I was happy with result and 2 days don't changed nothing. I sew doilies with run stitch, I use all founded not finished crocheted pieces and don't cut anything. I love the result and you?

10 comments:

Karen said...

What a great idea!! I love it!! I will have to try this one too.

Judy S. said...

Very interesting, Ira. It looks like there's a word embroidered?

gocrazywithme said...

I like it very much, Ira! What a great way to use both the banner cloth and the doilies!

Louisiana Momma said...

that is a wonderful way to cover those stains and make the piece reusable.. very nice.

Alice said...

Ira I just love looking at your work. Your idea of covering the stains with the doilies was brilliant and it worked beautifully. Thanks for sharing.

Eileene said...

Ira, that's a grand idea !! You did a great job

Susan said...

Ira,
It is very clever of you to think to use the doilies in such a special way! I love how you used one of different sizes, shapes, colors. That added so much!
Hope you hands improve quickly!

Skye said...

Great idea..Thank you for this...I love doilies and have a few myself...Sorry to hear your hand is still bothering...

sue said...

Ira - You are a true inspiration. Thanks for sharing your work

Алёна said...

Как я раньше не заметила эту красоту. Интересно получилось. Так по домашнему и очень стильно.