Posts Tagged ‘doilies’

What to do with all those doilies

Friday, August 22nd, 2008

This somehow manages to de-doilify doilies which is almost achieving the impossible. It makes the lace more reminiscent of bark or lichen or something from the bottom of the ocean—another example of how re-purposing a thing can actually improve on the original. Etymological fact: 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.

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