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« Reply #10 on: July 08, 2013 10:23:10 AM »

Wow! Its so gorgeous! Smiley

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« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2013 05:59:15 AM »

So pretty!! You did a great job!

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« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2013 05:25:08 AM »

That looks like a fairly complex pattern to have done for your first doily! Great job!  Smiley

I'm not sure the technique you used to block, but I always hand-wash or at least wet thoroughly my doilies, and then pin on a blocking board starting from the inside and working my way out, stretching as I go.  If you don't have a board, I've used ceiling tiles you can get at the hardware store and just covered them with plastic wrap or wax paper.  Just be sure to use stainless steel pins not steel-plated so you don't have rust problems.

Here is one of mine before blocking.  Not too bad, but there are still some bunches and wrinkles.

And after wet-blocking, it's grown in size by a couple of inches.


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« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2013 10:38:16 PM »

That's a gorgeous pattern - I'm really impressed!
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2013 03:34:04 AM »

Oh my goodness..that is a future heirloom for sure. I like the pillow idea the other poster had.  Or, you could just put something over the wavy part in the center...like a vase or a potted plant or something. Then, it would be hard to see the tension problems. 

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« Reply #15 on: July 18, 2013 02:16:02 PM »

such lovely work Grin

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