I’ve made three Grace Fearon doilies from her Volume 1 Designs book, and one is just prettier than the next. I love these, and this project. I have a blank space inside a decorative mantle in my living room that is crying out for lacy mandala doilies, at least it is crying out to me. I want to put a collage of doilies in there, different colors but all neutral, and sort of cascading down from little to big. So far my doilies are 10, 12 and 14 inches. I started wondering if any of Grace’s designs were smaller, and lo and behold, on her website (gracefearon.com) she has some free patterns, and some of them are smaller! I am so happy. Even with my larger-than-Grace crochet gauge they should be smaller than what I’ve done so far. I have thread left over from what I’ve already done, so bring on the littles!
The first one I tried was Siobhan, in white. It came out to 7 inches of beauty, and a really fun thing is that I finished in one day. Talk about (almost) instant gratification. The range of sizes I have so far seem to work really well together. I can almost see them on the wall, cascading down like drifting snowflakes. I just need more. More!