For me it was like a little betray to what I am involved in miniature and devote most of my free time - needlework, stitching.
The reason why I did it is a try to understand what miniatures' fans/collectors want to see in what is called "miniature needlework". The question for you is: would you prefer to own a piece of furniture, wall hanging, framed pictures that has been specifically stitched in scale on fine silk gauze and with fine silk or you'd rather chose to buy a piece of furniture, for instance, miniature firescreen, chair, settee upholstered with an antique petit point?
I have never used old antique or vintage petit point for upholstering miniature furniture myself, though I have a couple of pieces I could sacrifice for it. Actually, I did sacrificed them and cut without any regret on small pieces and upholstered a couple of chairs.
Want to hear what you think about it. Does the design look for you to be in scale?
and this is my favorite piece:
A needlepoint deer
Can't wait to hear what side you will take: for or against using antique petit point in miniature.
Natalia, waiting for your thoughts and ideas.