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IMAGINATION IS THE EYE OF THE SOUL Joseph Joubert. I am a mother of four...I still remember the smile that refused to go away for weeks after our daughters birth. To have a little girl appear after three sons seemed such a miracle. I have always enjoyed My Doll World, sharing it with Lara when she was little. Today I design knitted outfits for miniature dolls and enjoy every minute of it. The fact that the outfits are removable is what makes it so special for me. Using ever finer threads has opened so many MINIATURE DESIGN opportunities.

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Miniature 1:12th Scale Petitpoint

After seeing a Petitpoint Carpet stitched by Helen Wood in 
New Zealand, I thought I had to do something similar.
"The Nursery" 
 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
what happens.

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