This little framed picture is stitched on 40 count silk gauze, and is a unique version of my ‘Elizabeth’ rug design, which usually is stitched on 18 count canvas with Appleton’s crewel wool. But Lorna, one of my customers, decided to do this tiny petit point version, which only measures 4 x 4 inches, and is framed in a picture frame just 9 inches square! It’s so cute when it’s stitched this small!
Here are some more pictures of the ‘Elizabeth’ rug that other customers have sent me, in more traditional mini settings. They are all wonderful in their own way.
The design is based on a William Morris ‘Hammersmith’ rug, in gorgeous shades of blue and burnt orange. If you’d like to stitch one of these, the needlepoint rug kit costs 28.95 GBP and is available here. The kit contains Appletons crewel wool, a suitable needle, detailed instruction, and 18 count canvas (you count the design from a colour block chart – the design is not printed on the canvas). The finished size of the rug when stitched from a kit is nine inches square.