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Does anyone have suggestions on finding a good variety of dollies to be used as texture for pottery?
The Salvation Army
Estate sales are Great
I have found some good ones on Amazon and Etsy too
Ebay has a good selection but I refuse to pay for shipping, some placemats have great designs and work well look in the dollar store and Walmart too
I bought nice ones from two people on Facebook Market Place.
You may already know this but plastic placemats work great too. I find them at the dollar store and Walmart.
Short answer-Amazon or Etsy. I bought some online a couple of years ago thinking about my grandmother's doilies and used them for texture on plates. Long answer- Mother's closets: Then last year when I was cleaning out my mother's closets after she died- back in the bottom of a closet was a big bag of doilies and embroidered pillowcases, etc. that my mom and grandmother had made. I was delighted because I had remembered loving to look at them when I was young. I haven't decided to use them in the clay or not...hmmmm.
I have some in my dresser drawer that my grandmother crocheted.i just can't bring myself to use them in clay for fear they would be forever dingy. I think it would be fun to use them to make mugs or something to share with her grandkids, great grandkids and great great grandkids. But, I'm afraid!
One way to help you decide is it ask: is it more sentimental value as-is for you, or do you want to share the love and have it widely used as part of a wide variety of objects (for more things than original design as a doily).
Great find! Sounds like it will make some great pottery!