Pink and blue

There’s another wedding coming up this week, so I made another doily and got it framed. This is it before framing (and after impaling blocking).

Berka Shells doily

It’s been framed against an off-white background and with a dark brown frame. Maybe I will take pictures later. Some of the specs:

Thread: Red Heart 100% mercerised cotton from Madura Coats. Size 20, I should think. The balls give amazing yardage.
Hook: Nameless 1.75 mm steel, probably Pony (could be Tulip also)

Pattern: Berka Shell doily from Southmaid Timeless Doilies to Crochet. (Someone will please explain what a berka shell is.)

Time: A day or so.

Size: Forgot to measure it before framing. I might measure it before wrapping it.

Extra: #1 Quick and easy.

#2 I used Pony Pearlised pins to block this and found they didn’t rust! Yay! Normally when I leave my doilies to dry overnight, I find the pins have rusted. Of course these could just be slow rusters, but maybe not. I shall have to buy lots more of them. This was only a small doily, so I didn’t need too many.

#3 I seem to have found my thread mojo again. Actually I was planning to make a couple more to frame as gifts for the husband’s hospital/mess, but he told me they aren’t classy enough. Ah well. That’s put me in my place, proper, it ‘as.

In love with sewing, weaving, crochet, and with bags and pouches and fabric. I love colour and pattern and texture. I love having my hands busy. Some day I hope my craft will become my day job.

9 thoughts on “Pink and blue

  1. Lovely doily. I use *quilting pins* for blocking. They are longer than most pins, have a little white bead at the top and don’t rust. I got mine at a store in the US that is quilt oriented but you might find them online.

    Darla

  2. Swapna,

    Its absolutely beautiful!!!!!!!! I have to get busy and start making more doilies and framing them. If you find a doily with 12 flowers around the edge….you can put in clock works….and make the doily into a clock. They are stunning when done.

    Lori

  3. Hi Swapna,
    Lovely dioly. Many years back I had gifted a framed doily to my friends mother who had shifted to their Pune home.She still has it up on the wall. So it makes a good and unusal gift.
    Sandhya.

  4. The doily is just lovely. I’m sorry that your husband and his co-workers aren’t classy enough to enjoy one. I KNOW he wasn’t implying that the doilies weren’t classy enough. The bright blue blanket is just lovely and will be perfect for a baby or a toddler to snuggle and nap with.

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