It’s that time of year again – time to stock up on miniature needlepoint kits to keep you busy during the coldest part of the year. The January Sale over on my website janetgranger.co.uk is just starting – everything on the website is in the sale, so go and have a browse…..
Here are some ideas for what you could make –
These little cushion kits are £4.45 each in the sale. They are to be stitched in needlepoint on 22 count canvas, with Anchor stranded cotton. They’re each 1 1/4 inches square when completed.
There are lots of tiny sampler kits to choose from. This one is called ‘Hearts and Flowers’, and is £8.95 in the sale. It’s to be stitched on 32 count eveneweave fabric. The varnished wooden frame is included in the kit. The teacosy and tray cloth matching designs are called ‘Crinoline Lady’. The teacosy kits are £12.55 and the tray cloth kits (including the mahogany pieces to make the tray) are £10.75 during the sale.
This Summer roses design is one of the most popular in my whole range. It appears on over a dozen different kits. These latest two are for a pole screen kit (£17.95 in the sale) and firescreen kit (£18.85 in the sale).
These little handbag kits come with either 32 count or 40 count silk gauze, depending on the design. They are £9.85 each in the sale.
Even if you’ve never made anything in this scale before, you’ll find it’s much easier than you thought. There are tutorials on my website showing you how to do the stitches and make up each type of kit. And if you need inspiration for how to use the different kits when they’re finished, you really must see the Customers’ Stitching pages, where my talented customers show off the stitching they have done, in their doll’s houses. Here are a couple:
This one is by a long-term customer of mine called Margaret, who has several houses, and she fills them all with beautiful stitching.
This is a doll’s house room by Dorthe. She has filled this gorgeous room with stitching using the green and peach ‘Barbara’ range.
Tempted? Go and have a look – there’s over 270 kits to choose from, dozens of chart packs, and lots of eye candy!