Ladies and Gentlemen, a Charismatic Mega Doily

by jennine on December 10, 2009

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.

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Liv Lundelius December 10, 2009 at 10:06 am

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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Meg December 10, 2009 at 10:08 am

Those giant doily rugs are really cool! I want one now.
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Alicia December 10, 2009 at 10:51 am!!!

WendyB December 10, 2009 at 11:46 am

Wow, grandma never made a doily that big!

Sher December 10, 2009 at 12:24 pm

So beautiful and a touch romantic :)

Eli December 10, 2009 at 12:32 pm

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!!

jennine December 10, 2009 at 2:40 pm

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

Grey December 14, 2009 at 12:20 am

It’s not too terribly expensive, considering. :)

Audi December 10, 2009 at 1:25 pm

Wow! I don’t crochet, but I’ll bet a knitted rug would look just as amazing. Have you seen these giant knitted ottomans?
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jennine December 10, 2009 at 2:38 pm

wow! i love those ottomans! i must have!

Passion Girl December 10, 2009 at 1:48 pm

wow that is so big and great..
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Nickie Frye December 10, 2009 at 2:38 pm

WOAH! Those are freaking cool!
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Closet Cravings December 10, 2009 at 7:35 pm

Ummmmm, yeah. I really want one now. =)
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Steff December 10, 2009 at 8:19 pm

That’s amazing. I wish I remembered how to crochet now.
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lei ann December 10, 2009 at 10:44 pm

great googaly moogaly!!! this is the second most greatest thing that ever was! i.must.try.this.
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Midnight Cowgirl December 11, 2009 at 9:47 am

Amazing! I really want one now.
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Favourite Vintage Finds December 12, 2009 at 12:46 am

FABULOUS! I want one too!
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SwanDiamondRose December 12, 2009 at 3:35 pm

undeniably wonderful!
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Beth Bastian December 13, 2009 at 8:47 am

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.

Pam December 16, 2009 at 12:46 pm

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.

calamity kim December 17, 2009 at 9:08 pm

wow! This looks awesome!
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Chessie December 21, 2009 at 6:25 am

Gorgeous, but it will be slippery as heck on wood floors without some sort of backing.

Barbara December 24, 2009 at 2:30 am

Just two thoughts
1. What is it made from? Is that rope?
2. Do they make crochet hooks that big?

David December 25, 2009 at 12:43 am

Those are absolutely beautiful but I could just see myself tripping up over one of them.
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Nessa December 25, 2009 at 4:26 pm

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.

Boodie December 25, 2009 at 7:10 pm

Wow, that’s awesome, I shall have to try that.
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Kel January 10, 2010 at 12:56 pm

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

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Sherry March 28, 2010 at 9:21 pm

Love it I so ant to try it it would also be cool if you dye it

keith March 29, 2010 at 9:10 pm

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.

regina June 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm

I want to learn how to make one do you have directions

sparkling74 October 31, 2010 at 4:17 pm

Wow, I really like these. I am not a doily fan, but when they are big and serve as a rug, I am all over it. I wish I had a place to put one.

Clotilde M. November 8, 2010 at 5:13 pm

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.

Tammy/FancieStrands January 29, 2011 at 1:33 am

Absolutely beautiful and amazing.

Sabine February 3, 2011 at 8:53 am

added to my “must have in my future” list

oximahomemade February 8, 2011 at 5:46 am

it s wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! supeeeeeeer

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