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Doilies - Versatility and Creativity
Doilies are the perfect gift for any occasion, including as a Christmas present. Doilies are made from a variety of materials and have several common designs. However, apart from their design, they are also made in various colors, shapes, sizes and patterns. Some varieties have been introduced just recently and are quite popular. Here's a look at some of these doilies that are available today:
This variety is made from silk and cotton. They can be machine-washed. Silk drapes are usually coated with a type of finishing that will protect it from dirt and dust. Cotton doilies are usually painted with white or transparent paints.
This variety is usually produced from wool. The material used here is quite strong and can last a long time. They are generally painted with an acrylic finish that makes them resistant to water. A number of these types of doilies are self-sealing. They are good for use indoors. Wool doilies used to be quite popular, but today they are manufactured using a synthetic material that does not hold as much water.
This variety is made from polypropylene. Polypropylene is known to be able to withstand high temperatures. It has the ability to resist mildew. However, it cannot retain humidity. These types of doilies will therefore need to be stored away when not in use.
Another popular variety of these doilies is made from rayon. This material is resistant to dust and mildew. It is also resistant to staining. The rayon fiber is also available in a white color.
This variety is made from cotton and polypropylene fibers. The cotton and polypropylene used here have excellent absorbency properties. This material is best suited for use on outdoor furnishings. It is suitable for indoor use only.
The polyester fiber is another variety of material that is used to make these types of doilies. This material is not as durable as some other varieties. It is also prone to mildew if not frequently cleaned. This material should not be used indoors where it might get humid. Some manufacturers will provide instructions on how to wash this variety of doily. It is often best to hand wash this variety of doily rather than use a washing machine.
Today doilies come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colors. They can be painted to match the decor of the entire home. There are also designs that are used for doilies that have borders. These are wonderful for those who want to create a variety of looks within their home.
Some designs are very elaborate. These can be very costly and will usually not be purchased by the average consumer. Doilies that have a complex design will typically have a higher price tag attached to them. The price that you pay will reflect the material that was used to create the design and the amount of time that it took to create the pattern. You can create elaborate doilies on your own. If you are interested in saving money, you can purchase a doily kit that contains all the materials you will need to create the design.
Doilies can also be used to protect your floors. They can be placed in groupings around your entryway. The doily in the middle of the grouping will help to prevent slips and will add visual interest to the entrance. The material used to create the doily can have a decorative effect. A combination of doilies and carpets can give a homier appearance to an entryway.
Doilies can also be used as borders. They can be used to add interest to a blank wall or they can be used to add color to a group of pictures. Doilies can also be used as decorative elements around a television screen. Using a cotton blend with a contrasting color, like green, will have an effect of drawing attention to the television. Doilies can also be used to dress up the frame of a picture frame.
Doilies are versatile. They can be used indoors or outdoors. Doilies are often used as decorative elements in a garden setting, but they can be used to cover an empty frame in your home.
Although doilies have been used for decorative purposes for centuries, their use in the home has become more popular over the past few years. A doily set into a carpet will add a splash of color to any floor. A doily hung from the ceiling will add a variety of effects. There is a variety of doilies to choose from so you should easily be able to find a decorative one that suits your taste.