Sometimes, customers of mine email me with images of the stitching that they have made from the kits that I sell. I always love seeing how people have used the kits in their doll’s houses and room settings – they are a talented lot!
Recently, a customer called Margaret, from Wales, sent me these amazing pictures of her latest doll’s house, which is a Tudor style house. She has furnished it in a Victorian / Arts & Crafts style, with Tudor wallhangings to suggest its long history. All the needlepoint items are from my range of kits.
Isn’t Margaret’s house just beautiful?!
Lots more examples of doll’s houses featuring miniature embroidery can be seen in the Customers’ Gallery page on my website.
I’ve recently added two new designs to my range of doll’s house needlepoint firescreens kits. Today, I took a photo of the ‘Alice (blue)’ one, in a doll’s house room, to give you an idea of what it looks like in situ (there’s also a green colourway available). As you can see from the picture, there are several other co-ordinating items that can be stitched to go with the firescreen.
There are ten designs of firescreen available. They cover many eras and styles, and give a stunning range suitable for many types of room in your doll’s house. The fabric provided in these kits is 32 count gauze, and plenty of Anchor stranded cotton is included, too, for working the design in tent stitch (similar to half cross stitch). It is simple to work from the colour block chart, and these designs ‘grow’ quickly – silk gauze is easier to stitch on than it sounds! Detailed instructions and diagrams guide you through, including how to assemble the high-quality white metal firescreen kit, which comes as three pieces which are simply glued together with contact adhesive. The frame can then be primed and finished off with either a gloss or matt enamel paint of your choice. The Humbrol shade that I used for each firescreen, easily obtained from hobby shops, is listed on the relevant instruction sheet. Full instructions for how to mount the finished stitching neatly in the frame are included in the kit, which comes in a smart plastic box, perfect for a gift (to a friend, or yourself!). The actual dimensions of the finished firescreen frame are: height 2 ¾ ins / 68 mm, width 2 ins / 52 mm.
All the kits are available from my website www.janetgranger.co.uk There is a free online tutorial here which shows you exactly how to make one of these. The firescreen kits cost 19.95 GBP, with free shipping worldwide.
I’ve just launched even more new needlepoint kits on my website, so why not take a look? Last week, I put up the ‘Alice’ range of kits (nine altogether) in the blue/peach colourway, and this week the minty green/beige colourway has been put up. There are nine items in each set, and they are based on a Victorian floral motif. The design is called ‘Alice’, after a friend of mine who lives in Edinburgh. The design is available in all these different types of kit: two sizes of carpet, cushion, round footstool, rectangular stool, dining chair, firescreen, bellpull and bolster cushion.
To make it easier to see which items match with each other, there is now a ‘Co-ordinating Kits’ page, which shows all the items together from each design family, here . The carpets are to be stitched on 18 count interlock canvas with Appleton’s crewel wool (chart packs are also available, if you’d prefer to make them in a different colourway or a different count of fabric). The cushion is to be stitched on 22 count canvas with two strands of Anchor stranded cotton. All the other kits are to be stitched on 32 count silk gauze, with one strand of Anchor.
Prices start at £4.50 for the cushion kit, up to £21.50 for the large carpet kit. Shipping is free, worldwide, on any order of £10 or over. Under £10, a flat rate of £1.25 per order applies.
This is my latest range of doll’s house needlepoint kits for one twelfth scale doll’s houses – the design is called ‘Alice’, after a friend of mine who lives in Edinburgh. The design is available in all these different types of kit – two sizes of carpet, cushion, round footstool, rectangular stool, dining chair, firescreen, bellpull and bolster cushion.
To give you an idea of the scale, the large carpet measures eight inches by six and a quarter inches. The bellpull is four and a half inches long.
The carpets are to be stitched on 18 count interlock canvas with Appleton’s crewel wool (chart packs are also available, if you’d prefer to make them in a different colourway or a different count of fabric). The cushion is to be stitched on 22 count canvas with two strands of Anchor stranded cotton. All the other kits are to be stitched on 32 count silk gauze, with one strand of Anchor. Prices start at 4.50 GBP for the cushion. Postage is free worldwide on any order of 10 GBP and over. They have all just been added to the website today, and are now available from the online shop: http://www.janetgranger.co.uk/acatalog/index.html .