Have you ever thought of stitching gorgeous miniature soft furnishings for a doll’s house? My website, Janet Granger Designs , has been up and running since 1997, and features over 200 kits and charts in one twelfth (one inch to one foot) scale. All the kits are designed to be stitched in needlepoint (tent and basketweave stitch – both are very similar to a half cross stitch). If you can cross stitch, you can needlepoint! Even complete stitching beginners can do these kits. They are much simpler to do than they might appear – and that is the secret of them!
Kits are available containing fabrics from 18 count canvas (the easiest to use. The carpet kits are stitched on 18 count), right down to 40 count silk gauze (the finest that I use – the needlework stands and Christmas stockings are stitched on 40 count).
Kits are available for the following miniature needlepoint items:
All the kits are for one twelfth scale (one inch to one foot), and any components necessary to complete each kit are included in the packet – such as wooden pieces to make the dining chairs, and metal bellpull ends to finish off the bellpulls beautifully. Click here to see details of what each kind of kit contains.
The kits are to be stitched using needlepoint stitches – tent stitch and basketweave stitch (like half cross stitch) – so, if you can do cross stitch already, then these will be easy for you. There is a page explaining how to do these stitches here.
Detailed instructions are included in the kits, too, or you can check out the tutorials page on the website first, to see how easy it is to make one of these unusual items.
Have a look at some of the finished kits, in these images that customers have sent in:
Customers often send in photos of kits they have completed, so for inspiration of the ‘mini kind’, have a look at the Customers’ Gallery.
In addition to all the kits (as well as chart packs for carpet and wallhanging kits), I also sell ‘project sized’ pieces of tapestry canvas in 22 and 18 count, plus silk gauze pieces in 32, 40, 48, 56 and 60 count. All these items can be found on the Canvas, Gauze and Sundries page of the website.
The website has secure payment facilities, and you can choose to pay using Visa, Mastercard or Paypal. If you are not happy to order online, then a catalogue is available to download free from the website, so that you can order by post instead.
If you love mini-stitching, then make sure you visit my site! Everything shown is in stock, ordering is safe and secure, and delivery is fast.