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Ladies and Gentlemen, a Charismatic Mega Doily

Bigger is better, especially when it comes to doilies. After seeing theMegaDoily at Ladies and Gentlemen, I’m a firm believer that no doily can ever be too big, is there a world record for the world’s largest doily? I’d like to know! These ones shown here, may or may not hold the record, but the charm is not lost in the scale.  Designed by Jean Lee, these  are hand knotted with cotton rope, using vintage doily patterns they make pretty rugs, and idea so simple, I wonder how is it possible our grandmothers weren’t making these? They certainly makes regular area rugs look painfully ordinary.

comfy textureit's all hand knotted

jennineLadies and Gentlemen, a Charismatic Mega Doily

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  1. Liv Lundelius

    want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want want . this looks awesome!
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  2. Eli

    I Love this! I’m crocheting (sp?) a scarf for myself right now, and if I could afford this much rope, I would want to make one too! My mom is a super crochet queen, I wonder if I show this to her, she can make this!!

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      jennine

      that would be so awesome if you could pull something like this off… i wonder if cotton rope is expensive or not?

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  3. Beth Bastian

    I just stumbled onto your site, and this is my favorite craft I have seen in a long time…..I MUST try this, I can crochet so I am up to the challenge. One question, what kind of rope are you using.

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  5. Pam

    Our grandmothers couldn’t wear pants and get down on the floor on their hands and knees to make something that does seem a little bit frivolous! Rugs had a purpose, and a pretty, holey, white rug would not have served that purpose. So they sat sedately in their rockers, with their dresses pulled down properly over their knees, and did their needlework, mostly in silence because that was what was expected.

  6. Nessa

    yeah that isnt “knotted”. Its CROCHETED. Big difference.
    A knot wont come lose. Crochet will however if pulled.
    Still beautiful though. Crocheting with rope has become quite popular lately.

  7. Kel

    Wow. I would love to make one of these, but I have no idea how. Are there instructions or a tutorial anywhere?

  8. keith

    besides cotton rope, used/retired nylon climbing rope backs beautiful mats etc. there are a number of books of ornamental knot work (not macrame) and chinese knot work.

  9. Clotilde M.

    Lovely! I’ve only seen soemthing like that before. A friend of ours was pregnant, and she had time on her hands, and made something lovely like that, but it had pineapples.

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