I’ve always cherished the crocheted lace doilies that my mom and great aunts had made. They graced most of the wood furniture in our house when I was growing up. I use them sometimes, but mostly just take them out for a look-see every once in a while.
They all have a little different feel. Some are silky soft and flowy (my favorites). Others have been stiffened by starch that has stood the test of time!
Not too long ago, when I was taking a peek at my doily stash, I decided to make a quick press mold to use in my porcelain play. Once I began, I was a bit obsessed and cut a lot of jewelry shapes.
I love the way the freshly cut clay looked. The intricate textures of the fine crochet was clearly visible. It made me miss my mom a bit more, thinking about her making each stitch.
I was so excited about my new project that I glazed everything in a handful of glazes.
Although I’m pretty happy with the result, I’m missing a lot of the texture of the unglazed pieces.
So, knowing that I’d be cutting out more shapes, probably lots more, I sorted the doilies and pulled out a few of my favorites and made more molds.
And the fun continues!