Five Day Art Challenge: Day one

There’s a thing doing the rounds on Facebook at the moment, called the Five Day Art Challenge.  Artisans are nominated to present three photos of their work on their blog for 5 consecutive days, nominating another artisan on each day.

A fellow miniaturist, Sandra Morris, of Tower House Dolls nominated me, so here goes with my contribution…….

I started my business, Janet Granger Designs, in 1996, after writing a book, published by the Guild of Master Craftsmen, called ‘Miniature Needlepoint Carpets’ (now out of print). The 25 designs that were featured in that book made up the first kits that I decided to produce – now, 19 years later, I reckon I have designed over 400 miniature items altogether!

Here is the cover of the book:

This is the book I wrote in 1996, that gave me the idea to start my miniature needlepoint kit business

This is the book I wrote in 1996, that gave me the idea to start my miniature needlepoint kit business

And here are two of the most popular mini carpet designs from it – these are still available as full kits, to be stitched on 18 count canvas with Appletons crewel wool, from my online shop.

This carpet is a Victorian style one, and is called 'Bella'

This carpet is a Victorian style one, and is called ‘Bella’

 

This Berlin woolwork style carpet has a matching footstool and cushion

This Berlin woolwork style carpet has a matching footstool and cushion

I now nominate Julie Campbell to showcase her beautiful little dolls.

 

 

 

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