Below, a great Repurposed Doily Complilaton!
The doily is possibly one of the oldest forms of crochet. Crochet became popular in Europe in the 19th century, and white, crocheted lace doilies were a must-have accessory for any household. Doilies gained popularity in the Victorian Era, when women hand worked them in their spare time to add a little elegance to their households. They were originally used to protect table and dresser tops.
At one time, doilies were considered so important that a young lady was expected to have at least 10 to be ready for marriage, and these were carefully stored in a trouseau chest to be used when she set up her household.
To make doilies certainly requires a lot of skill to make a beautiful doily and many hours of work. I never had the patience to make them but luckily for us many considers doilies to be kitsch or granny decorations so you can always…
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