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January sale bargains to be had!

January is the time of year for bargains! And over on my website, Janet Granger Designs, there are LOTS of bargains to be had in my January Sale.

If you are the proud owner of a doll’s house, or know someone who is, you’ll find lots of ideas for mini needlepoint kits over on the website.  Here are some ideas for what you could make.

These little cushion kits are £4.45 each in the sale. They are to be stitched in needlepoint on 22 count canvas, with Anchor stranded cotton. They’re each 1 1/4 inches square when completed.

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There are lots of tiny sampler kits to choose from. This one is called ‘Hearts and Flowers’, and is £8.95 in the sale. It’s to be stitched on 32 count evenweave fabric. The varnished wooden frame is included in the kit.

The teacosy and tray cloth matching designs are called ‘Crinoline Lady’. The teacosy kits are £12.55 and the tray cloth kits (including the mahogany pieces to make the tray) are £10.75 during the sale.

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This Summer roses design is one of the most popular in my whole range. It appears on over a dozen different kits. These latest two are for a pole screen kit (£17.95 in the sale) and firescreen kit (£18.85 in the sale).

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These little handbag kits come with either 32 count or 40 count silk gauze, depending on the design. They are £9.85 each in the sale.

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Even if you’ve never made anything in this scale before, you’ll find it’s much easier than you thought. There are tutorials on my website showing you how to do the stitches and make up each type of kit. And if you need inspiration for how to use the different kits when they’re finished, you really must see the Customers’ Stitching pages, where my talented customers show off the stitching they have done, in their doll’s houses. Here are a couple:

This room was made by a longstanding customer of mine called Annette. She has stitched the Tree of Life rectangular stool in front of the piano, the Gwen carpet that the stool stands on, and the Tree of Life bellpull in the background:

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Deborah has made this beautifully ornate room, and stitched the Summer Roses firescreen and bellpull from kits of mine. She also adapted the Carole pastel carpet from a chart pack, and made the design much bigger than the original, using her own choice of colours, to make this gorgeous carpet.

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Tempted? Go and have a look – there’s over 280 kits to choose from, dozens of chart packs, and lots of eye candy!

There’s a sale on my website this week!

Would you like to save money on chart packs to make doll’s house scale carpets?

All the carpet chart packs on my doll’s house needlepoint website can be bought for 10% less than usual till midnight on Sunday 29th May 2016 when you use the discount code CHART10 at the checkout. So if you love to adapt the designs, colourways or fabric counts from the carpet kits that are also available, in order to make your carpets unique, now’s your chance to save money in the process!

This is what you get in a chart pack:

  • LARGE SCALE BLACK AND WHITE SYMBOL CHART – computer-generated and easy-to-follow
  • Detailed instructions, including how to work the design using tent stitch, how to hem the edges of your embroidery, how to add the fringe to the carpets, and how to finish irregularly-shaped carpets.
  • Suggested thread colours – the same ones as used in the full kits (Appleton’s crewel wool for the carpets), along with thread equivalents for DMC, Madeira and Paterna
  • Stitch diagrams explaining how to do tent and basketweave stitch (similar to half cross stitch), as well as fringing stitch (which is similar to a cross stitch worked over the edge of the canvas, leaving a series of loops which are later cut to an even length). Of course, if you choose to work the designs in cross stitch, then with a chart pack, that is an option which is entirely up to you!

Each of these charts is specifically designed for use in one twelfth scale doll’s houses.

To see the selection of miniature needlepoint designs which are available as chart packs, see the carpetstaircarpet, and wallhanging pages in the Online Shop (NB: Wallhanging charts aren’t in the sale, though).

This is an example of a carpet chart pack (this one is a William Morris-inspired carpet called ‘May (blue)’ :

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To take advantage of the sale, simply use the discount code CHART10 as you go through the checkout, and 10% of the price of any carpet chart packs (including staircarpet charts) will be deducted from your order.

Here’s an example of what can be achieved by using a chart pack. One of my customers, called Deborah, used a Carole carpet chart, adapted the colourway and the size, and made this amazing carpet for her drawing room:

 

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Deborah used this design as inspiration for her adaptation:

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Did you know that I sell ‘project-sized’ pieces of 18 and 22 count canvas, as well as various counts of silk gauze? So, if you are using the chart packs to make your unique piece of miniature needlepoint, you can get the fabric you need here.

Also, if you would like to use Appletons crewel wool to stitch your carpets (which is what I use in the full kits), you may like to know that Viking Loom, a wonderful needlecraft shop just outside York, have just added the whole range of Appletons crewel wool to their website, so although I don’t sell the wool skeins myself, you can now buy what you need easily online from them.

Visit my website to see the whole range of kits and charts for doll’s house needlepoint, or go straight to the chart pack section now.

January sale offers on dollhouse needlepoint kits !

It’s that time of year again – time to stock up on miniature needlepoint kits to keep you busy during the coldest part of the year. The January Sale over on my website janetgranger.co.uk is just starting – everything on the website is in the sale, so go and have a browse…..

Here are some ideas for what you could make –

These little cushion kits are £4.45 each in the sale. They are to be stitched in needlepoint on 22 count canvas, with Anchor stranded cotton. They’re each 1 1/4 inches square when completed.

room_cushions_elizabeth

There are lots of tiny sampler kits to choose from. This one is called ‘Hearts and Flowers’, and is £8.95 in the sale. It’s to be stitched on 32 count eveneweave fabric. The varnished wooden frame is included in the kit. The teacosy and tray cloth matching designs are called ‘Crinoline Lady’. The teacosy kits are £12.55 and the tray cloth kits (including the mahogany pieces to make the tray) are £10.75 during the sale.

room_sampler

This Summer roses design is one of the most popular in my whole range. It appears on over a dozen different kits. These latest two are for a pole screen kit (£17.95 in the sale) and firescreen kit (£18.85 in the sale).

room-summer-roses-800

These little handbag kits come with either 32 count or 40 count silk gauze, depending on the design. They are £9.85 each in the sale.

handbag_section_styleshot_800

Even if you’ve never made anything in this scale before, you’ll find it’s much easier than you thought. There are tutorials on my website showing you how to do the stitches and make up each type of kit. And if you need inspiration for how to use the different kits when they’re finished, you really must see the Customers’ Stitching pages, where my talented customers show off the stitching they have done, in their doll’s houses. Here are a couple:

This one is by a long-term customer of mine called Margaret, who has several houses, and she fills them all with beautiful stitching.

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This is a doll’s house room by Dorthe. She has filled this gorgeous room with stitching using the green and peach ‘Barbara’ range.

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Tempted? Go and have a look – there’s over 270 kits to choose from, dozens of chart packs, and lots of eye candy!

 

 

My mini needlepoint January Sale starts today!

Would you like the chance to get some mini stitching kits for your doll’s house at special bargain prices? Every miniature needlepoint kit, chart pack and fabric pack on my website is in my January Sale, which starts today. Take advantage now to stock up on mini needlework kits to keep you busy during the coldest days of winter.

Here are some of the things you could be making for your doll’s house right now – this ‘Summer Roses’ table runner is to be stitched on 32 count silk gauze, and measures just over 3 1/2 inches long. The kit costs £11.65 in the sale.

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These cute handbag kits are £8.95 each in the sale. Some are to be stitched on 32 count silk gauze, and some on 40 count, depending on the design.

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This dining chair kit is available on 32 count silk gauze with a choice of 8 different designs for the stitching on the seat. They are £16.15 each in the sale (which includes the components to make the chair), with larger discounts available when you buy multiple kit packs.

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Here’s a picture of a selection of the kits that I sell for one twelfth scale doll’s houses. Altogether, I have over 240 kits in the range, plus around 80 chart packs, so go to the website now to see them all, and maybe treat yourself!

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