You will need a 16" x 16" piece of cotton or linen cloth (we used cotton fabric), 40-weight rayon or polyester embroidery threads, water-soluble Vilene stabilizer and 50-weight cotton embroidery threads. The finished size of the doily is about 22" x 22" .
Step One: Pre-wash the fabric. Stabilize the fabric with any water-soluble stabilizer. Mark the place of every chick and embroider them one by one. You do not need to dissolve the stabilizer yet.
Before proceeding to embroidering the crochet lace, please read the General Guidelines and Step-by-Step Guide to Embroidering our Crochet-Style FSL designs.
Step Two: Embroider the corner crochet pattern (C) four times.
Embroider each part of the edge lace (A and B) four times.
Trim the stabilizer, leaving at least 3/4" around each design. DO NOT dissolve the stabilizer yet.
Please read the Step-by-Step Guide to Assembling crochet-style FSL Designs into a Project first.
Step Three: Using sort and dense zigzag, stitch all the edge lace parts together as shown in the layout above.
Step Four: Place the edge lace frame over the embroidered piece. The fabric piece will be larger than the lace frame, but do not trim the excess fabric just now! Pin or baste the lace over the fabric, then zigzag in place. Now trim the excess fabric under the lace.
Step Five: You can now go ahead and dissolve the water-soluble stabilizer. Place the doily into a bowl of warm water; change the water several times. So that the doily dries evenly, spread it on a flat surface and let it air dry. Then press carefully.