If you love embroidery, then surely the lady dolls in your doll’s house do as well! I’ve just launched kits for these needlework stands, to be stitched on 40 count silk gauze using tent stitch (like half cross stitch). Components for the finely turned mahogany frame are included in the kit.
There are several ‘picture designs’, for various styles and eras in your doll’s house in the range. There are also several ‘work in progress’ designs for what would be ‘3-D’ items in real life. So, the embroiderer in your doll’s house can now be seen to be working on a project such as a pair of slippers, a handbag or a doorstop!
Each needlework stand kit contains a piece of 40 count silk gauze, Anchor stranded cotton threads, the mahogany frame pieces, a colour block chart (the design is not printed on the fabric), detailed instructions and a suitable needle. The stand measures two and three eighths of an inch wide by three and three quarters high (6cm by 9cm) when finished. An optional Mahogany Wax Finishing Pack is also available, so that you can wax polish the stand if you wish.
If you are a beginner to mini-stitching and are unsure as to whether you would be able to make one of these needlework stands, then have a look at the free online tutorial section of my website first. It guides you through every stage of stitching and finishing the needlework stand, with detailed photos to show you exactly what you need to do. You’ll see just how easy they are to make!
Even if you don’t own a doll’s house, these cute needlework stands make lovely ornaments, or gifts for stitching friends.
The kits are available from here on my website.
Each needlework stand kit costs £19.95. The optional Mahogany Wax Finishing Pack is £5.95. P&P is £1 per order if placed by post, or p&p FREE worldwide if ordered via the website. I take VISA, Mastercard and Paypal (online only), or you can make your Sterling cheque payable to Janet Granger, and post it to me at:
Janet Granger Designs, Rose Cottage, Leek Road, Waterhouses, Staffordshire, ST10 3JS England