History of doilies

Studying the history of doilies is very interesting. Wikipedia  credits a London draper (cloth maker) named “Doiley” for the name “doilies”  or even it’s invention. It is understood that the NAME doily in English came from this gentleman, however the “invention” of doilies was much earlier in my humble opinion.  They might have been called napkins, protectors or whatever … Continue reading History of doilies