Monday, January 21, 2013

IHSW and the Dolls House Carpet




Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely,
"and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland





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.
 
 

4 comments:

cucki said...

very pretty x

Vickie said...

It's coming along Lee. Enjoy your time with your sister. I hope and pray you are both doing well.

Emma/Itzy said...

It is looking great so far :) Enjoy the time with your sister x

Annette-California said...

So beautiful. Hope you are having a great time with your sister:)
love Annette