Elephant tapestry - 4 hours

by brae  

I wanted to bring something along to Vancouver to occupy myself on the plane and during any downtime (ha!) while away.  The two needlework projects I had going weren't good for travel.  I figured the TSA would take one look at the punchneedle and scowl at me.  The French knot rug requires the lap frame which is too much to carry along with my other necessities.  So, I stretched some 32ct Jobelan onto my frame and sorted out five smaller projects.  As it turned out, I worked on it only during the flight to Vancouver.  Add one hour of work back here in Chicago, and this is roughly 4 hours of work.

The pattern is from Miniature Embroidery for the 20th Century Dolls' House by Pamela Warner.  On the page before the pattern, the hanging is shown without the side motifs, and I rather liked it that way.  I changed the colors, removed the side motifs and used only flower designs in the top row of motifs.  This tiny tapestry will measure approximately 1 3/8" x 2 3/8" when finished and will likely end up in The Brownstone.

4 comments

Comment from: Hannah [Visitor]  
Oh, this looks beautiful! I like your colours, you have great taste =) I'm working on the blue medallion carpet myself right now, (like the one you did before) you are so inspiring =) Hannah
07/03/13 @ 09:14
Comment from: Elizabeth s [Visitor]
Hi Brae! I had quite a lot of catching up to do on your blogs and I am sorry to be so far behind but you are a VERY fast worker! I have been marveling at all the rugs that you have on the go and your modifications of them make them really unique and they will fit beautifully in the various rooms of the brownstone as your photos have demonstrated. I have only completed ONE and a half of a second needlepoint rug back in the late 70's and never another. I'm just not very good at it and so I shall leave it to others such as yourself, to make me green with carpet envy! elizabeth
07/03/13 @ 23:20
Comment from: Angie Hall [Visitor]
It's going to be lovely! I can see that already. Good job!
07/06/13 @ 10:21
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you! :D I'm so glad to hear someone else is making the blue medallion rug. It's a beautiful pattern. :yes:
07/08/13 @ 12:30


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