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!