Beautiful Tudor dollhouse stitching to look at…

If you are into dollhouses, you’ll know that it isn’t always easy to find things suitable for a Tudor house. But this week, I had an email from a customer of mine, with images of her beautiful Tudor dollhouse stitching to look at – photographed in the most amazing 12th scale doll’s house.

This customer (who’d prefer to be anonymous, so I’ll call her SB), has bought many of my kits over the years. She has several doll’s houses, but this Tudor one is her favourite, and the biggest! She explains the size of the house by saying that four poster beds are quite large, so she felt that the rooms needed to be large too, to accommodate them…and it just grew. She designed the house herself, and her husband had it made for her as a special birthday present. I think it’s a really interesting design, and looks just like a ‘real’ house.

Here’s the master bedroom, with a four poster bed in it. SB made the doll in this room from a kit, but the clothes were made by her from scratch. She also made the floor cushion on the left of the picture from scratch. The rug on the floor is one of my kit designs, called ‘Natalia’. There’s also a bolster pillow on the bed, made from one of my kits called ‘Eleanor’. The instructions for this kit show you how to make the end tassels, that are only half an inch long!

Tudor dollhouse needlepoint bedroom 1

Here is the main hall. It’s a magnificent piece of miniature construction. I love the panelling! At each side of the hall are Cluny tapestries – the one on the left is the ‘Cluny Merchant’, and the one on the right is the ‘Cluny Maid’. The needlepoint kits for these have 22 count canvas in, and all the materials to complete the wallhangings, including the wooden poles. The carpet is called ‘Elizabeth’, and is stitched on 18 count canvas. The other stitching in this room is from a book that SB owns.

Tudor dollhouse needlepoint hall 1

In a detail of this room, you can see the very well-dressed man on the left hand side.

Tudor dollhouse needlepoint hall

This is another bedroom, with a half tester bed. SB stitched the blackwork covers and cushions for this bed to her own designs. The rug in the background is one of my designs, but I no longer sell this one. It goes really well in this room, though.

Tudor dollhouse needlepoint bedroom blackwork

SB also sent me this picture of a  room from another doll’s house that she has. The doll in this room is having a well-earned cup of tea. The ‘Katrina’ carpet is in front of the table, which is set out with the tea things. The needlework stand, again, is a design of mine but I  no longer sell this particular one.

Tudor dollhouse needlepoint dining room

SB obviously loves her doll’s houses, and has spent many, many hours making them fantastically detailed. Although a doll’s house is never really finished (like a real house), these look almost there, to me!

I always love seeing what people have done with the doll’s house needlepoint kits that they buy from me, so if you have any pictures of your stitching in your doll’s house, please email them to janet@janetgranger.co.uk

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A beautiful collection of dollhouse rugs!!!

This image of a beautiful collection of dollhouse miniature needlepoint rugs was recently sent to me by one of my customers, called Kim. She bought a rather large amount of kits from my website a while back, and has been busily stitching them up. This is actually just a small percentage of what she bought – as I said to her at the time, she’s going to be busy for quite a while!

Dollhouse rugs from Janet Granger

They are all stitched on 18 count canvas, with one strand of Appleton’s crewel wool. This makes them very flat, with an ‘aged’ appearance, as Appleton’s do many soft shades, so it’s easy for me to pick colours for the kits that won’t look bright and harsh when they are placed in a dollhouse.

All of these designs are from my current range of dollhouse rug kits, except for one – that’s the little white bearskin rug in the lower left hand corner. That was one of Kim’s own creations. She took the tigerskin rug design, and stitched it all in white. It’s very cute, isn’t it?!

If you’d like to have a go at stitching something for a dollhouse, then take a look at my website, where there are almost 300 kits for all kinds of miniature needlepoint for 1:12 scale dollhouses.

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Are you interested in doll’s houses and stitching? Then why not visit my website, where you can buy doll’s house needlepoint kits to make all kinds of soft furnishings for one-twelfth scale dollhouses. There are over 280 kits to choose from, plus chart packs, fabric project packs, tutorials, and lots of eye candy to inspire you! Kits are available on 18 and 22 count canvas, 28 and 32 count evenweave, and 32 and 40 count silk gauze, so there’s something for everyone – from beginners to experts.

As a special offer for new customers on my website, use the code FIRST TIME 10 at the checkout to receive 10% off your first order!

Dollhouse needlepoint kits

Miniature needlepoint for you to drool over!

Dorthe lives in Denmark, and has been a customer of my dollshouse scale needlepoint kits for many years. She often sends me pictures of her stitching progress. Here’s her latest offering, which is just gorgeous:

Needlepoint dollhouse rug design by Janet Granger

This little garden room has this ‘Prudence’ carpet centre stage, surrounded by 1:12 potted plants and cane furniture:

Needlepoint dollhouse rug design by Janet Granger

This is a room setting picture that I took a few years ago, of the same design, that I stitched when I first designed it (I always stitch one to make sure that the design ‘works’, and to check how much wool is needed for the kit packet).

Needlepoint dollhouse rug design by Janet Granger

This ‘Prudence’ rug design in 1:12 scale is available as a kit for £19.95 from my website. The kit has everything you need to make this dollhouse scale carpet  – 18 count canvas, Appleton’s crewel wool, a tapestry needle, colour block chart to count the design from (the design isn’t printed on the canvas), fine thread for the fringe, and detailed instructions. It measures 6 1/4 x 4 1/2 inches when finished. I based the design on a William Morris carpet that I saw in the William Morris Gallery in Walthamstow a few years ago. The miniature needlepoint kit would make a great gift for someone who loves the miniatures hobby (whether that’s a friend, or yourself!).

I always love seeing what my customers have stitched, so if you have any pictures of the stitching you have done for your dollhouse, please send me .jpg images to janet@janetgranger.co.uk, and I could well feature them here!

There is also a section on my website where I showcase customers’ stitching, if you’d like to see more inspirational pictures of mini rooms.

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Are you interested in doll’s houses and stitching? Then why not visit my website, where you can buy doll’s house needlepoint kits to make all kinds of soft furnishings for one-twelfth scale dollhouses. There are over 280 kits to choose from, plus chart packs, fabric project packs, tutorials, and lots of eye candy to inspire you! Kits are available on 18 and 22 count canvas, 28 and 32 count evenweave, and 32 and 40 count silk gauze, so there’s something for everyone – from beginners to experts.

As a special offer for new customers on my website, use the code FIRST TIME 10 at the checkout to receive 10% off your first order!

Dollhouse needlepoint kits

More dollhouse inspiration – beautiful mini stitching!

I’m always really pleased to see the miniature needlepoint that I sell as kits when it is stitched up and inside someone’s dollhouse!  I’ve got some more dollhouse inspiration for you – this time, this beautiful mini stitching is by Dorthe, who lives in Denmark, and she makes the most gorgeous dollhouse rooms!

Dorthe recently contacted me with this series of photos. The large carpet featured in this fisherman’s house is a very old miniature needlepoint carpet design of mine – it was included in my book ‘Miniature Needlepoint Carpets’, way back in 1996 (please don’t contact me for copies – it’s been out of print for about 15 years, now!). This design is called Hazel, and is a very traditional oriental carpet. When stitched on 18 count canvas and then fringed, it measures about ten inches by six. Isn’t Dorthe’s room fantastically beautiful? I love the panelled walls.

This softly feminine miniature room features the Elizabeth carpet design, based on a William Morris Hammersmith carpet. But Dorthe altered the original colourway, and stitched hers in lighter peachy shades (the original kit design has a lot more denim blue in the centre area). She has stitched several Elizabeth cushions for her chairs, too, making the room look very co-ordinated.

I have a real soft spot for nurseries! I just adore this room! There are so many tiny toys in it to get your attention. The carpet is called ‘Katrina’, and is a nice, bright choice for this children’s room. This one is still available as a kit.

This round carpet in the foreground of this room is called Bella, and is one of my most popular kits – probably because soft pink is such a popular colour for interior design.

This is another view of the same room, showing the Laura carpet at the back of the room. This is another very old design from my book, which I no longer sell as a kit. I have good memories of this design, as it was the first design I ever sold in kit form, back in 1996! It looks very stylish in Dorthe’s dollhouse room here.

I always love seeing what my customers have stitched, so if you have any pictures of the stitching you have done for your dollhouse, please send me .jpg images to janet@janetgranger.co.uk, and I could well feature them here!

There is also a section on my website where I showcase customers’ stitching, if you’d like to see more inspirational pictures of mini rooms.

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Are you interested in doll’s houses and stitching? Then why not visit my website, where you can buy doll’s house needlepoint kits to make all kinds of soft furnishings for one-twelfth scale dollhouses. There are over 280 kits to choose from, plus chart packs, fabric project packs, tutorials, and lots of eye candy to inspire you! Kits are available on 18 and 22 count canvas, 28 and 32 count evenweave, and 32 and 40 count silk gauze, so there’s something for everyone – from beginners to experts.

As a special offer for new customers on my website, use the code FIRST TIME 10 at the checkout to receive 10% off your first order!

Dollhouse needlepoint kits