When I saw these crocheted bowls on www.rem-nants.blogspot.com, from Jamie (a mixed media artist) in Montana, I wanted to show you right away. These bowls are so delicate, especially lit from behind like this.
I suspect they are doileys soaked in starch and dried over a bowl of the desired shape. Like crocheted Christmas tree ornaments.
Jamie tells the history of doileys on her blog. She has great photos of Montana on her blog too.