Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Monday, January 30, 2012

Two Framed Needlepoint Pictures in 1/12th scale

As you have noticed from the previous post I haven't finished the background, I decided not to stitch it and leave it blank and framed it the way it is.

For backing I used a white piece of fabric. First I laid down a stitched piece on fabric to get the feeling
I got it, :))) I liked it

I used Wonder-Under paper to attach the stitched pieces to fabric. I cut a needed size of Under-Wonder paper, laid it down on my piece of fabric with paper up and ironed it.

Then I carefully took the paper off

After that I laid the stitched pieces down on the piece of fabric faces up

Covered with another piece of fabric and ironed it again.
Now, when my stitched pieces are attached to the piece of fabric I tried the frame centering the design

I cut out the desired size, attached the stitched pieces to the backing and then to the frame and here is the finished pieces:

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Another Project Has Been Completed

During last week I've been working on stitching 2 projects - flowers in the baskets. It is not my design, the pieces were stitched on 49 count silk gauze with Gutermann silk. Tomorrow I will frame them.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

New Footstool in 1/12th scale

Do you remember my post about a finished piece and I didn't know actually what to do with it? After a while I put this footstool together. Now I am torturing myself deciding to put a cording around or not. I am thinking too much, true? Just need to do it.

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Available on my Etsy Store

Check out my new listing on Etsy Store:

http://www.etsy.com/listing/91191207/dollhouse-miniature-settee-with

This beautiful piece of Dollhouse Furniture in 1/12th scale made by JB Miniatures was upholstered with my needlepointed piece. The seat cover was stitched on 40 count silk gauze with Gutermann silk.


Enjoy it!

Monday, January 23, 2012

WORK IN PROGRESS: AUBUSSON RUG IN 1/12TH SCALE

Sorry for that mess you can see on the image, I still need all those threads around. Anyway, it is a work in progress, isn't it? and sometimes it is not always should be pretty, :)))

What I tried to do last week it is to reach the center of the rug and start working on medallion.
I guess it will be my priority next week - to complete a medallion. As you can notice I still tried to stitch evenly on the left and right sides of the rug to get "a view".

I must say that this rug is a challenge to stitch, there are around 30 different colors and shadows to give an authentic look to the rug, but I still enjoy working on it!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

THE WINNER OF 300 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY IS.....

Today is the day when I announce the winner of my 300 Followers Giveaway!

... and it is JUDITH from Cherry Croft

http://cherrycroft.blogspot.com/

Congratulations, Judith! and thank you everyone for participating!

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

300 FOLLOWERS GIVEAWAY!

Today I looked at my followers' gadget and noticed that I've reached 300 followers. WOOHOO!

As my BIG THANK to all of my followers I offer today a 300 FOLLOWERS' GIVEAWAY, and no questions, no assignments to do! just leave a comment if you would like to participate.

The 300 FOLLOWERS' GIVEAWAY will be ended on the 21st of January and on the 22nd of January I will announce a winner.

As a gift I offer this new book "Miniature Needlepoint Carpets" by Janet Granger. The book has never been used and it contains a lot of information and patterns that were designed to be stitched on 18 count canvas with wool, but I am sure you can modified if needed.






Thank you very much for following me, leaving your comments and inspiring me with your own work!

Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Navajo Table Rug/Carpet/Cover

Here is another project. I finished it in 2 days. It takes me 6-8 hours (yes, a whole working day...) to complete a 1" - 1 1/4" pillow on 40 count silk gauze. The design like you see today takes a little bit longer. Only 3 months left till Chicago International show and I have to push myself to work harder. Luckily for me, I enjoy stitching and love to see how a new project is opening. What I don't like to do it is to put the finished item together. Hopefully, it won't take me too long to put all these pillows together and show them to you as a package with the Navajo rug. I think about duplicating some of the Navajo pillows I've done already, so it might take a little bit longer to display the completed idea.

I decided to make something different and stitched a table rug in Navajo style. I used 40 count silk gauze, The Silk Mill, but inside area of the medallion was stitched with the Gloriana over dyed silk.


I still have some room left on the canvas.


Hmmm, what possibly else can I stitch here?

What do you think?

Sunday, January 15, 2012

WORK IN PROGRESS: AUBUSSON RUG IN 1/12TH SCALE

I try to manage stitching my Aubusson rug in 1/12th scale while working on Navajo pillows at the same time. I know I missed 2 Sundays for the updates, but I really went back to the Aubusson only a couple of days ago. Here is how it looks now:

More than that I pulled out my another rug and add a little bit of stitches to it each day as well. It is difficult to see the changes on this one, because I work on the white background. I can tell you that during last week I finished stitching the background in the right upper corner.

Both rugs are on 49 count silk gauze and it makes it harder, but I MUST finish them before April starts, I MUST, at least one, :(((

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Navajo Pillow # 3

New Navajo Pillow has been finished. This pillow measures 1 1/4" x 1", was stitched on 40 count silk gauze with The Silk Mill thread.

So far I love my new silk thread, especially the colors.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Navajo Pillow # 2

Here is another Navajo pillow, still framed.

It was stitched on the 40 count silk gauze with The Silk Mill thread as well.

It is my favorite for now.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New Shelves for a Display

I finished 2 fretwork corner shelves, done on scroll saw. The wood I used is Mahogany.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Navajo Pillow # 1

A new Navajo pillow has been finished today. It is still on the frame since I have plenty of room to stitch.

The pillow measures 1" square, was stitched on 40 count silk gauze with The Silk Mill thread.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

The Same Design and Newly Finished Project

I used the same design "Victorian Roses" to finish this firescreen, but this time I stitched on 49 count silk gauze with Gutermann silk and finished the background in Dark Blue.

The inner size of the opening is 1" square.

The screen itself is moving.

This is a low position:

This is an upper position

Here is the firescreen together with the pillow to compare:

I wanted to show you that it is possible to adapt the same design for different count of silk gauze and use for different project, and what effect you can achieve by using different silk thread.

So, which one you like more?

If you are interested to purchase this pattern, it is available at my Etsy store for $8.50 with free domestic shipping and $5.50 international shipping.

The firescreen was made from cocolobo by a Canadian woodworking miniaturist Renaud Prefontaine who is out of mini business now. Here you can see the Gallery of his work:

http://www3.sympatico.ca/prefonr/Miniatures.html

Have a great week!

Thursday, January 5, 2012

A New Design and a New Pillow

I finished today a new pillow based on my new design "Victorian Roses". This pillow measures a little bit more than 1" square, was stitched on 40 count silk gauze with DMC, the background was done with Gloriana silk.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Guild School's Update

I am very excited to share great news with you. Being a 2012 Guild school's scholarship recipient I've been assigned for my first choice classes and now I can tell you what they are:

1. The fist class is a 36 hour class by Diane Almeyda, Artisan,
COURSE: Metalwork/Enameling
PROJECT: Filigree Wirework Stained Glass

http://www.igma.org/guild_school/2012_classes/36_almeyda.html



2. Second class that was offered with not conflicting hours I picked up is a 12 hour class by Pete & Pam Boorum, Artisans
COURSE: Metal and Wood Working
PROJECT: Garden Tools

http://www.igma.org/guild_school/2012_classes/12_boorum.html


As you see I am leaning towards the metal work now, :)))) and I am very excited about taking these 2 classes!

By the way on this image you can recognize 2 bloggers:
http://www.igma.org/guild_school/scholarships.html

Elga (#3) http://elgakoster.blogspot.com/

Debora (#7) http://petitpunt.blogspot.com/

Sunday, January 1, 2012

THANKS TO ALL OF YOU!

Another year has passed by. I was a little bit sad to say Good bye to the 2011 year (it was a great year for me and my family, probably, the best year during last 5 years), even though the 2012 is looking very promising and full of scheduled fun events.

In April we are gong to the Chicago International Dollhouse Miniatures show.

In June we are going to Castine, state Main. If you remember, I won a Guild School scholarship and very excited to attend the classes I've picked up, if I am lucky enough.

And last but not least, we are planning to go to Russia next fall. We actually plan it each year, but there are always some circumstances that stay on the way (mostly called "money"). I haven't been in Russia since I moved to America and haven't seen my parents for 8 years already. They miss a lot their grandson who is now 16, and they would love to meet their granddaughter who is almost 6 now.

I want to thank all of you, my followers, my friends that I gained during the last year through the Blogger World. You all motivate me with your fabulous, incredible work and kind comments. I am sorry if I am late to respond to them, but I appreciate all of them.

As a gift to all of you, here is a new Needlepoint pattern for a Dollhouse miniature are rug "LACE" in 1/12th scale.

It was charted for 40 count silk gauze, but can be worked out using the finer count of silk gauze. It was charted for using DMC, but of course you are welcome to use any brand of threads, and any colors you like. There are 211 x 145 stitches. The rug measures 5.28" x 3.63" (13.40 x 9.21 cm). The design was adopted from a real size rug.


Here is the chart. There are 6 pages and the table that corresponds to the pages.
The green line around indicates the edges of the rug and the red line indicates the center of the chart.

ENJOY IT!

If anyone finishes the stitching of this rug, I will be more than happy to see the pictures and post the images of your work on my blog.

Thank you and Happy New Year!

Natalia

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