I am so blessed to come from a long line of needle artists. My grandmothers and my mother taught my sister and me to crochet when we were very young. Now, I would like for you to think that I could pick up a pattern and produce incredible work as they did, but I am the scarf queen. They all crocheted beautiful doilies.
I had lovely pieces but had no clue how to display them where I could enjoy them and protect them from deterioration. Since I consider them works of art, I decided to frame them as works of art. In my sewing room I have great pieces of theirs framed so that I can enjoy them every time I go there to sew.
What amazes me the most is the tiny thread that was used to crochet these doilies. While I consider them works of art, they were initially used to protect tabletops. If you have wonderful family pieces but really are not sure how to use them, consider framing them. One piece that I framed is from when I had aspirations of crocheting a tablecloth. After finishing just this piece, I decided that a small, round doily was just fine!
Have you framed any of your favorite pieces? I’d love to hear about it!