Isla of Axholme - a blog about me, my knitting and other woolly things.
Sunday, 22 February 2015
Old Crochet Doilies
All of the dollies together
I want to share these photos with you all. They are crochet doilies which belonged to Mr D's Gran who sadly passed away just after Christmas.
Detail of table runner
I feel very honoured to have them in our home. As far as we know Gran didn't make them herself (she was a keen knitter, sewed and embroidered). We think they may have been madeby my father in laws auntie.
Whoever made them must have loved to crochet. The stitches in some of them are so tiny and the yarn so thin. The table runner alone but have taken many hours of work to create something of that size and detail (there are 80 squares).