Thursday, March 26, 2015

Dollhouse Area Rug "Istanbul" - New patterns

Today I would like to show you my new dollhouse miniature area rug needlepoint patterns. I called this rug "Istanbul" and there are 3 patterns based on the same design. All 4 patterns are united by the use of the same elements of Turkish carpets: tree of life, birds, stars, dragon, fertility sign... The main theme of the rug is life, fertility and their protection.

Before to present the rugs to you, I would like to give a brief history on it.

Turkish carpets were first rugs to be imported into Europe. Turkish designs owe much to Persia on the one hand and to the Caucasus on the other, often seeming to meld the curvilinear floral arabesques of the former with the geometric shapes and strong colors of the latter to produce style that is truly Turkish rather than purely derivative.

Turkish rugs rarely include human or animal figures, relying instead on such geometrical forms as the star, the diamond, flowers (tulips, carnations, etc...). Turkish borders also show the same blend of angular and flowing lines.

The colors in Turkish rugs are often brighter and richer than those in other oriental carpets.

Each rug measures approx. 5" x 7" if stitch on 40 count silk gauze and has 205 x 275 stitches.




And for those who likes to challenge themselves here is long runner that measures approx. 5" x 11" if stitched on 40 count silk gauze.

This is such a versatile pattern that allows to make different patterns, for example for pillows, chair seat covers...

I hope you like my new designs and will enjoy stitching them.

Have a great day!



Catherine said...

Lovely designs! I am sure they will make gorgeous petit point carpets

Drora's minimundo said...

A very beautiful design!
Hugs, Drora

BiWuBär said...

Simply beautiful... whoever takes the challenge to stitch these design will have a masterpiece in the end.


miniaturista said...

Son muy bonitas y seguramente que poder verlas al natural será maravilloso.
Gracias por las explicaciones culturales.
Un abrazo

rosanna said...

They ar wonderfull, I shall never have enough patience to make them but I truly love your work

Isabel Ruiz Alonso said...

Son preciosas!!!

Ilona said...

Absolutely beautiful designs, Natalia, I love the long runner on the last picture. It's a complex design, but so beautiful :)!
Wishing you a nice weekend.
Hugs, Ilona

Carolina Gonzalez said...

These are gorgeous!!!! I don't do much cross stitch, but this is really tempting!

The Chilly Hollow Needlepoint Adventure said...

Gorgeous! I'm partial to #3 but the entire thing would make a lovely framed piece. Congratulations on anther great chart.

The grandmommy said...

You are one talented lady! The rugs are beautiful!

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Catherine, thank you! We shall see, somebody starts stitching one of them soon. can't wait to see it. Hugs, Natalia

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Thank you, Drora!

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Birgit, I would love to see the finished rug too. I have so many projects already started that don't dare to start stitching this one, but very tempting. Mini hugs, Natalia

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Rosanna, thank you for your comment. I wish I would stitch as fast as I chart, :))) Hugs, Natalia

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Ilona, I love long runner too, but not sure would ever start one any time soon. Hugs, Natalia

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Thank you, Jane! I am wondering how long it will take to finish it. Hugs, Natalia

Natalia's Fine Needlework said...

Grandmommy, thank you very much! Mini hugs, Natalia


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