Monday, May 30, 2016

Pattern of the Month - Dollhouse Miniature Petit Point Rug SERENITY

Today I would like to show you my first new pattern of the year - Dollhouse Miniature Petit Point Rug SERENITY.

It is currently available for sale as a kit on my website

219 x 325 stitches

If stitched on 40 count it measures 5.47" x 8.13" (13,91 x 20,64 cm)

If stitched on 49 count it measures 4.56" x 6.77" (11,59 x 17,20 cm)

I hope you like it!

Saturday, May 28, 2016

Dollhouse Miniature Petit Point Izmir Carpet

It is those last stitches that are always mundane, but a new project to start excites me a lot.

It is a whole ritual that takes a couple of hours for me: to prepare and frame a piece of silk gauze, to print out a pattern, to cut the silk floss.

This weekend I've started a new project, a commissioned miniature rug Izmir. This is a reproduction of an antique rug, 18th century.

I use 48 count silk gauze, Gloriana over dyed silk floss. The approximate size of the finished rug is 3" x 4". The updates on the stitching progress will be posted each Sunday. Here is update # 1

What are you working on?

Friday, May 27, 2016

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud...

I Wandered Lonely as a Cloud

I wandered lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills,
When all at once I saw a crowd,
A host, of golden daffodils;
Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.

Continuous as the stars that shine
And twinkle on the milky way,
They stretched in never-ending line
Along the margin of a bay:
Ten thousand saw I at a glance,
Tossing their heads in sprightly dance.

The waves beside them danced; but they
Out-did the sparkling waves in glee:
A poet could not but be gay,
In such a jocund company:
I gazed—and gazed—but little thought
What wealth the show to me had brought:

For oft, when on my couch I lie
In vacant or in pensive mood,
They flash upon that inward eye
Which is the bliss of solitude;
And then my heart with pleasure fills,
And dances with the daffodils.


Miniature daffodils is a gift made by a Russian artisan Marina Maslova.

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

New Addition To My Collection of Threads

It is hard to call it "collection" since I use all floss I have in my stash. However, today I received a new addition to it - a whole line of Pipers pure silk threads for fine count silk gauze.

Gorgeous colors, limitless possibilities!

I like to have all available colors from a brand, because it allows me to play with the colors the way I want and chose as many for a new project as I am pleased.

Aren't they stunning?


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