“Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
The doll's house carpet I am stitching is a Persian rug from the Hamadam area in Iran and found in this excellent book. To stitch it in the scale needed for the Doll's house of 1 inch=1foot I am using a 30 count linen with an open weave and stitching with two threads of DMC over 1 fabric thread.
I have made a little progress on the stripes down the right hand side, it is very slow stitching, five needles, five colours and change colour every 3 stitches, and I certain have still got a long way to go till I come to the end !.
While watching TV both Saturday ( Midsomer Murders) and Sunday night ( Downton Abbey 2012 Christmas Special) I changed and stitched on my Guild Challenge piece as it was more relaxing stitching. The guild here sets a Challenge each year and at the AGM in May the pieces are judged by popular vote. So I will not be showing that piece before then
Tomorrow I am going across to stay with my sister in Napier for a few days while I am there I look forward to visiting the two embroidery shops Heirlooms and JJ Crafts also to go shopping at St Beads for more beads and charms for pieces I have planned.
Hope everyone had a good weekends stitching.