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Doily from FSL Battenberg Snowflake Bookmarks

The FSL Battenberg Snowflake Bookmarks can be used as more than just bookmarks, with some stunning results.

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If you have the patience and thread, you can make a gorgeous doily out of the bookmarks. We think the results are really eye-catching and definitely worth it:

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Step One: Embroider each file 10 times. Use 2 layers of watersoluble mesh and cotton threads.

Rinse the mesh in lukewarm water. Lightly press the stitch-outs with a paper towel to remove excess water. Leave to air dry. Press.

Step Two: Lay out the stitch-outs in a circle. As you can see in the diagram below, we alternated the two different types of bookmarks.

Hand-stitch the parts together by connecting the loops on the edges of the bookmarks that touch. Use the same thread with which you made the embroidery.

You will get a lace frame.

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Step Three: Position the frame over a piece of fabric and pin in place.

Step Four: On your sewing machine, top-stitch the lower part of each bookmark to the fabric. Follow the outline of the bookmarks. Use 1mm running stitch.
Step 1 mm from the first row of stitches and topstitch again.

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Step Five: Turn the working piece over and use a pair of sharp scissors to cut away the fabric around the stitches. Be careful not to cut through the stitches.

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The doily is ready. Enjoy!

Happy Embroidering!

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