I have a love for lace and over the years have collected numerous lace doilies. A number of these were given to me from my mother, grandmother and from friends as they began downsizing their homes. A number of them I have crocheted myself.
My collection had grown and I no longer knew what to do with all these doilies and couldn't bear to part with them.
I had a large open space above our couch in our living room that looked empty and bare.
So I decided to create some wall art !
I used two used stretched canvas on 23.5 inch square wood frames.
The canvases were then primed and painted with an acrylic folk paint found at a craft store in my favourite colour - Blue. The shade I chose is called "Midnight" by "Folk Art"
The fun part was arranging the doilies on the canvases, deciding which ones to choose and where best to place them.
After a time of arranging and re-arranging I finally had the pieces in the places where I wanted them.
I next hot-glued each doily in it's place.
These doilies also have special meaning - there are parts of my grandmother, mother, friends and myself woven into these collages.
Now I can enjoy the intricate work of these pieces instead of having them
shut away in a box.
The finished result .......