Doilies are traditional handcraft items which have survived until today. The technique used for such items is generally the crocheting technique. However both knitting and crocheting methods can be combined to craft a such doily. While it is not a very popular item, you may still want to craft a fancy doily like this one.
The doily seen in the picture is an original one consisting of several crocheted pieces ; an umbrella with a butterfly ornament on it, the head part, the body part with frilly detail and a crinoline. All pieces are crafted with crocheting technique.
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