giant doily rug

Jean Lee's obsession with vintage doilies grew to epic proportions when she created these full size area rugs using cotton rope. After she found a bunch of doily pattern books from the 1930s, she started thinking about the doily as a visual object.

"As much as I like the visual texture of a traditional doily, I couldn't see myself using it in my home," she admits. "So instead of just replicating the same thing as the book, I played with scale and the 'function' of a doily and decided to just go BIG ... literally."