William Morris-inspired footstool needlepoint chart
Happy Boxing Day (which is what we call the day after Christmas)!
I hope for those of you who celebrate Christmas that you're having a wonderful holiday season!
In my Mum's stocking yesterday were a number of dolls house miniatures for her Edwardian roombox. One of them was this little mahogany footstool (made from a McQueenie's Miniatures kit), which I covered with a piece of original needlepoint.
I wanted to use Janet Granger's Tree of Life needlepoint footstool kit, but forgot to order it in time, so I made this pattern up, based on a William Morris design.
I ran out of time to stitch the extra ecru background to properly cover the stool, so I tea-dyed the white fabric around the edge so it wouldn't be so noticeable :)
This was stitched on 32 count canvas, but would look even better on 40 ct silk gauze, I think. Still, it's the smallest scale bit of needlepoint I've produced to date, and I was very glad to give it to my Mum :)
As a belated Christmas present, here's the chart for this. As always, please feel free to make it for your own use or to give as a gift, just not for commercial use (without asking me first) :)
This blog chronicles the adventures of a group of Canadians building a 1:12 scale medieval or Tudor dolls' house or dolls' castle. We're also working on a William and Mary era dollhouse circa 1700, featuring Jacobean, Carolean and Queen Anne furniture. Dollhouse aficionados, those who enjoy making or sharing doll house miniatures, and people who enjoy sharing crafts with children may enjoy the adventures of this group.
I built the background image of this site using some of the fabulous work from Vintage Retro Grunge. The "Green Man" reproduction medieval tile on the bottom right is by Kate Tiler. The other two, the griffon and the happy little creature (possibly a lion with a bagel?), are both by Pataki Tiles.