What to do with all those doilies

Curtain made from vintage doilies by Sweet Paul.

Somehow this manages to actually de-doilify doilies, which is almost achieving the impossible, and makes the fussy lace more reminiscent of bark or lichen or something from the bottom of the ocean. It’s another example of how re-purposing a thing can actually improve on the original. While checking on the correct spelling of doily/doilie (you can use either), I found out that doily was originally the name of a fabric, from Doiley, a 17th century London draper.

By Sweet Paul via ladylavona.

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