After seeing a Petitpoint Carpet stitched by Helen Wood in
New Zealand, I thought I had to do something similar.
that has been floating around in my head has to have a carpet.
A good place to start.
As I have always loved cherubs and they do form part of my own home decoration it was only a matter of time that this was to be the design for my rug, I kept looking at the oval tablecloth.
that is in my lounge, YES the design is perfect.
I can also make cushions at a later date on finer silk gauze.
I'll have to live to be a hundred.
Is it too difficult for a beginner project?
I'll probably drive myself crazy...the experts set them selves a minimum threads per day, which slowly but surely gets the project done.
That is surely the way to go.
This fabric came in a selection of cream tones as well, wish I had a picture of the cream tones. Would make my life easier, I know it can be changed in Photoshop.
The rug needs a boarder so the shape of puffy clouds should do it.
Then with an inner border of maybe a Loral Leaf Boarder, similar to the leaves in the top right hand corner of this picture.
This will have to depend on the eventual size of the rug, I will ask the designers of carpets for input.....
I am going to play with this design in Photoshop,
Make the borders then print it on "Fuzzy Paper" to see if it will be suitable, before I begin stitching.....
I have decided that I will use 35 count silk gauze, as one thread of DMC embroidery floss will work for this first project and see