Dancing Doilies

The Tinahely Postcard Art Project exhibition is opening this coming Tuesday at Courthouse Arts Centre, Tinahely and I finally managed to get my card sent off for inclusion.

IMG_0124small‘Four generations dancing the crochet tune
– 100 years of history’

© Irene Lundgaard 2011

The theme of the exhibition is “International Women’s Day –
100 years of history” so I thought it was appropriate to take my inspiration from the good women who crochet before me. My mother, who is still at it, my grandmother who was at it until the end and my great grandmother who I know was at it as a very young woman and passed her skill on to my granny.

I based the little dancing doily ladies on crochet from the hands of the three women that went before me with the crochet hook and I added a traditional Irish Rose to symbolize ‘The Irish Connections’. As we all know, there always is an Irish connection…

The doilies are worked in DMC Babylo 20 on hook size 0.75 mm

9 responses to “Dancing Doilies”

  1. Nic says:

    That is BEAUTIFUL! Well done you.

  2. Olivia Hatton says:

    Stunningly beautiful Irene!

  3. Irene says:

    Nic, thank you so much.

    Olivia, thank you so much too!

  4. Ann Gargan says:

    Irene, I think that is absolutely beautiful.

  5. Irene says:

    Thank you so much Ann! I hope all is well with you!

  6. betty says:

    love it, you are a true artist xx

  7. FUUR. says:

    Det ligner faktisk stof,du har brugt;
    men jeg ved jo, det er håndgjort papir.
    Det ser bare godt ud min egen.

  8. Irene says:

    Betty, you are very kind. Thank you!

    Fuur, jeg tror det er lyset i billedet der får det til at ligne stof. Er det ikke utroligt at det kom hertil i hel stand og uden at være blevet nævneværdigt snusket. Mageløst!