I grew up loving doilies. They seemed like one of my mom’s favorite hobbies when I was young because she always seemed to be working on one. Waiting for a doctor’s appointment? Dental appointment? Time to kill during swimming lessons? She’d just pack along her netting bag.
Netting is the art of making holes. It’s the way people make fish-nets. There’s loads more to it than doilies and fishing – I’ve seen basketball hoops, garden trellises, hammocks, headbands, hairnets, and shrugs made with netting. It takes a bit of getting used to, but it works up quickly – and it doesn’t unravel if a thread snaps.