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Porthole Doily stretched using TripleFlex

Porthole Doily stretched using TripleFlex

As well as minding the store for Braidbar, Sheila spent some time making porthole doilies and curtain edging for the boat that was to be the Crick show boat, being the 100th one they've built. Called just Braidbar, it won Favourite Boat in Show, and deservedly so. It's now Iain and Luisa's home on the cut.

One of the things people often ask us about these doilies is the best way of fixing them in the portholes. After some experimentation, we use a synthetic whalebone called TripleFlex, threaded through picot loops on the edge of the doily. It's available from Vena Cava Design. There are more examples of Sheila's doilies here.

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