Doilies are such bizarre objects, sort of useless for today's fast-paced life. Yet, my small collection holds the Memory of Grandmothers and their handiwork, and consequently they earn their place in my heart.
I want to document this small one before I incorporate it into my white brocade project.
Last night I looked at it closely under strong light and realized that it is hand stitched, as far as I can tell. I was amazed and dazzled by the work. Even the back is meticulous.
Although it belonged to my grandmother, I have no idea who made it.
The edge is perfection. Stitched on some kind of organza, this doily measures only 4"/10cm across and the central floral motif is only 2"/5cm across. You almost need a microscope to see it!