I have been washing, dyeing and blocking crocheted and tatted doilies.
I have been building up a collection of doilies for quite a while. Friends have kindly been helping, buying doilies when they see them in thrift stores and auction houses.
The range of crochet techniques and patterns is most interesting to study. The majority are made of cotton.
A few of them need mending and some are so rotten they didn’t stand up to washing.