This week’s post is from Hye-Oon Lee, author of Lovely Tatting: Doilies for Spring and Summer. This is the second post from Hye-Oon, and tells the story of the creation of the Frances Doily, found in her book.
Ever since they were little girls, my daughters loved The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett. It is a story of growth and change and healing. My daughters watched the 1993 film over and over again as they were growing up. The scenes are beautifully shot, with lush gardens and Victorian-era costumes. As I watched my daughters enjoying the film, I was inspired to tat the Frances Doily. I think the use of two colors, white and soft pink, gives the doily some dimension and reminds me of flowers and ruffled dresses. However, other color combinations would work just as well and would render completely different and unique effects!