Category Archives: Christmas table runners & placemats

Christmas-themed mini stitching for you to make

Christmas is great. Needlepoint is great. Doll’s houses are great. Combining all three must be even greater, right?

Here are some ideas for mini-stitching kits that you could either make yourself, in the run-up to Christmas, or buy to give as kits for loved ones. All these miniature needlepoint kits are available now on my website.

I love designing Christmassy doll’s house needlepoint. How about some of these to tempt you?

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Firstly, some Christmas stockings. These are stitched on 40 count silk gauze, and when finished, they’re 1 1/4 inches high. They are £9.95 each, available from here.

Christmas placemats Janet Granger for AIM

Then there’s placemats (£14.95 for a kit to make four), a long table runner (£12.95), and a round table centre (£8.95) – all on 32 count silk gauze.

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Then there’s Christmas tree mats (£20.95) on 32 count silk gauze, to stand your tree on.

There are also lots of little kits that make good stocking fillers, that aren’t Christmas-themed, but will make any doll’s house stitcher squeal with delight on Christmas morning!!

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Start mini stitching for Christmas!

When you love Christmas, and you love embroidery too, then it’s never too early to start on your Christmas stitching projects. As the nights start drawing in, what can be better than having a Christmassy project to keep you busy in the evenings?

During the  summer, I’ve been working on designing these table runners and placemats with a Christmassy theme. These new miniature needlepoint kits for table runners and placemats for doll’s houses have now been added to my website today, so you can begin to make them in time for your festive dollhouse displays. They would also make wonderful Christmas presents for friends who have doll’s houses.

This dollhouse dining table is set for Christmas dinner with the placemats, table centre and table runner on the sideboard in the background. All these kits are stitched on 32 count silk gauze.

This dollhouse dining table is set for Christmas dinner with the placemats, table centre and table runner on the sideboard in the background. All these kits are stitched on 32 count silk gauze.

All the kits contain 32 count silk gauze, plenty of Anchor stranded cotton, and a suitable needle for you to stitch with. The designs are counted from a colour block chart (the design isn’t printed on the fabric), which is simple to use and easy on the eyes. Instructions on how to finish the kits are included, too. You may want to purchase some Fray Check fabric glue (also available on my website) to stabilise the edges of the gauze before you trim around it.

A Christmas-themed dollhouse table runner, stitched in needlepoint on 32 count fine silk gauze

A Christmas-themed dollhouse table runner, stitched in needlepoint on 32 count fine silk gauze

The long table runner kit costs £12.95 and measures 3 5/8 by one inch, the round table centre mat kit costs £8.95  and measures 1 3/8 inches diameter, and the kit for the set of four placemats costs £14.95 (each placemat measures 1 3/8 by one inch). All of them are available to purchase now.

There are tutorials on the website showing exactly how these kits are to be made up, and detailed images showing what each type of kit contains.

What do you think of these new designs?