I have put my Home Sweet Home workbox embroidery aside for a while, as I’ve been stitching some new miniature needlepoint designs that I’ll be bringing out as kits in just a few weeks.
I thought I’d give you a sneak preview of one of them…..
This is a design featuring two little cottages by a river, stitched on 32 count silk gauze. I am using a single strand of Anchor thread. I have stitched all of the lower half of the design, and I’ve only got the sky to do now.
The silk gauze is mounted in a piece of mount board using masking tape, to hold it taut and make it easier to stitch. All my kits come with a colour block chart to count the design from – you can see the chart, paperclipped to the side of the card mount in the top photo.
The design is made to fit in a round frame, as part of a pole screen kit. There will be eight pole screen designs, and eight co-ordinating firescreen designs launched altogether, in a few weeks, so keep your eyes open for them 🙂
If you’d like to see the other doll’s house needlepoint kits that I sell, have a look at my website.
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This wee one is adorable.
What frame are you using for the gauze and how does it work?
I am using a piece of mount board, which the silk gauze is taped to using masking tape. This holds the gauze taut, but is still light and easy to hold. It makes the tension of your stitches more even, and keeps the gauze from distorting when you stitch. There is a tutorial on my website about using a mount board frame here: http://www.janetgranger.co.uk/tutorials/how-to-mount-silk-gauze/