These are instructions on how to embroider the Cutwork Lace Peony Doily design. The design is available in 3 sizes for the large (5" x 7"), mega (6" x 10") and commercial (over 10") hoops.
The finished size of the doilies are about 5" x 5" (large), 6" x 6" (mega) and 7 1/2" x 7 1/2" (commercial).
You will need fabric for the applique, water soluble mesh and embroidery threads.
Step One: To embroider this design, hoop a layer of water soluble mesh. Start embroidering. The machine will embroider the circle and stop.
Step Two: Cover the outline with fabric and start the machine. The machine will embroider the outline of the lace and stop.
Step Three: Take the hoop from the machine. With a pair of sharp scissors cut away the fabric in the areas shown on the picture - around the outer and inner circles and around the flowers.
Step Four: Return the hoop to the machine and finish embroidering.
Step Five: Wash away the stabilizer, neatly spread on a flat surface and leave to air dry. Press if needed.
Note: the design can be embroidered as an insert on wholecloth table linen. If you want it as an insert, hoop the fabric with water-soluble mesh.
Skip Step One of the instructions and start embroidering with Step Two.
In Step Three DO NOT cut away the fabric around the circle! Cut it only inside the circle. Proceed to Steps Four and Five.