Category Archives: Bolsters

A tiny bolster for a doll’s house

I’ve just uploaded a cute new doll’s house bolster kit to my website – the design is called ‘Barbara (green)’. You can’t really tell from the picture, but it’s about two inches long! The bolster kit is for twelfth scale doll’s houses (i.e adult collectors’ scale), and is to be stitched on 32 count silk gauze. The kit contains everything you need to complete the bolster – the silk gauze fabric, Anchor stranded cotton threads, stuffing, colour block chart (the design is not printed on the fabric), and detailed instructions.

Here are some other bolster designs that are also available –

If you would like to see exactly how to put this kit together (including how to make the tiny tassels!), then take a look at the Tutorial on my website, which shows you what to do.

The January Sale is still on, so if you buy this kit before 1st February, then there’s 10% off the usual price (£11.65 instead of £12.95). P&P is free worldwide on any order of £10 or more.

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Finished embroidery: a tiny bellpull and bolster cushion

'Tabriz' doll's house scale bellpull and bolster cushion

This is my latest design, which I’ve done so far as a bellpull and a bolster cushion, on 32 count silk gauze. It’s called ‘Tabriz’. I’m also working on a carpet to co-ordinate with these, which will be for 18 count canvas, but that’s not quite ready yet 🙂

The bellpull is 4 1/2 inches long, and the bolster cushion is 1 1/2 inches long and 5/8 inches diameter. Both of them are stitched in needlepoint (like half cross stitch) using one strand of Anchor stranded cotton. The bellpull kits are £9.95 each, and the bolster cushion kits are £12.95 each.

Kits for each of them are available from my website  – for bellpulls look here, and for bolster cushions, look here. There are free online tutorials for each type of miniature needlepoint kit (and many others) – see here for details.

Finished embroidery: cute doll’s house bolster cushions to make

Doll's house bolster cushions, stitched on 32 count silk gauze

Seven new kits have just been launched on my website – cute little bolster cushions for your doll’s house. They measure just an inch and a half long, by five eighths diameter.You can choose from floral, ethnic or ‘all-over’ designs, in pastels and brights. Each bolster is to be worked on 32 count silk gauze, and is designed to be really simple to do.

This design is called 'Tabriz'

Everything you need is included in the kit, from the silk gauze and Anchor stranded cotton (floss), to detailed making up instructions with diagrams, wadding, and a suitable needle. As usual with my kits, a clear colour block chart is included, to count the design from. There are even detailed instructions for how to make the tiny tassels that decorate each end of the bolster! Each bolster kit costs £12.95 , and postage & packing is free worldwide for these kits (as we only charge a flat rate of £1.25 on small orders of less than £10 ).

To see the designs, go to the ONLINE SHOP now.

An example of one of the pictures from the bolster cushion tutorial

If you are a beginner to mini-stitching and are unsure as to whether you would be able to make one of these bolsters, why not have a look at the FREE ONLINE TUTORIAL first? It guides you through every stage of stitching and finishing the bolster cushion, with detailed photos to show you exactly what you need to do. You’ll see just how easy they are to stitch! Go to the BOLSTER CUSHION TUTORIAL now to see how easy they are to make.

There are many co-ordinating items available, to complement this 'Summer Roses' design