Would you like to make a table runner and placemats for your dollhouse?

These are the latest table runner and placemat kits that I have launched for twelfth scale doll’s houses. They are based on the most popular motif that I have in my range of miniature needlepoint, which is called ‘Summer Roses’. Although the motif itself is based on a Victorian design, it suits almost any era of doll’s house – even up to the present day – as flowers are timeless.

Placemats cropped

Both the table runner and the placemats are to be stitched on 32 count silk gauze, in tent stitch, which is really easy to do (it’s like half cross stitch). The placemats are 1 3/8 inches across by an inch high, and the table runner is 3 1/2 inches long by 7/8 inches wide. The kit for the placemats contains enough materials to make four placemats. The placemats kit can be found here and costs £14.95, and the table runner kit can be found here and costs £12.95. There are tutorials on how to make up each of these types of kit on my website here.

Summer roses runner for AIM

There are lots of other kits in my dollhouse needlepoint range, using variations of this design – here they all are, grouped together:

Summer roses collection Nov 2014

 

And here they all are, displayed in a dollhouse room:

 

Summer roses collection in a room

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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?

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