Finished the needlework rug!!!

by brae  

I finally finished my custom Janet Granger rug.  I used the After William Morris pattern in Miniature Needlepoint Carpets but changed the coloration and stitch count (I used 28 stitches per inch). I also did mine in cross stitch instead of needlepoint to make sure none of the fabric showed through the threads.


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The entire rug consists of 142 hours of stitching time including 29.25 hours for filling in the red border and 42.25 hours for filling in the white background.  It measures 5 5/8" square.


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Here the rug is shown in the Newport, but I have a sneaking suspicion this will end up in another house entirely.  :]  The shoes and purse are by Patrizia Santi.  I made the bedspread from venise lace; it is available in my etsy shop.


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22 comments

Comment from: Gonda [Visitor]
WOW! wonderful work you have done, very nice rug looks very nice in that room.
10/02/10 @ 11:35
Comment from: Lyssa [Visitor]
What patience you have! It is gorgeous, Brae. It is a tad pizzah for the decor in the Newport, but I love it all the same. AND good to see you back in the blogosphere friend!
10/02/10 @ 12:07
Comment from: Glenda [Visitor]
This is really an OMG rug!! Beautiful - and beautifully worked. Cross stitch - twice as long to do, but so worth it :) Brilliant, Brae!!
10/02/10 @ 12:18
Comment from: Maria Jose [Visitor]
Beautiful rug !
10/02/10 @ 12:40
Comment from: Allison [Visitor]
Your rug is a work of art, Brae, well done on such a neat job. I also use cross stitch for mini rugs because of the better coverage even, as Glenda says, it takes twice as long!
10/02/10 @ 13:47
Comment from: cockerina [Visitor]
The rug is wonderful!! Because you want to move it to another room?? here is fine! many compliments for precision and patience, it is monstrous so many hours devoted to embroidery, I would not ever be able, I bow before a lot of work! many kisses! Caterina
10/02/10 @ 15:31
Comment from: Ann [Visitor]
Love the rug, love the scene!
10/02/10 @ 16:26
Comment from: Patty [Visitor]
The rug is really stunning!!
10/02/10 @ 18:35
Comment from: Christine [Visitor]
It is just wonderful and I bet you are pleased you played with the background colour! I am so impressed. Well done.
10/02/10 @ 19:11
Comment from: Cynthia [Visitor]
Congratulations, Brae, on finishing the rug! It was worth all the long hours. Beautiful colors. Cynthia
10/02/10 @ 20:01
Comment from: Birgitta [Visitor]
Jättefin matta!
10/03/10 @ 00:20
Comment from: Teresa [Visitor]
It's beautiful, Espectacular!!
10/03/10 @ 01:09
Comment from: kathi [Visitor]
Gorgeous! All of your hard work really paid off! Your rug is beautiful!
10/03/10 @ 02:46
Comment from: evelien [Visitor]
Beautiful! Congratulations on finishing it, that's almost worth a party since you put so many hours into it!! groetjes Evelien
10/03/10 @ 07:38
Comment from: Jan [Visitor]
Just beautiful Brae! I design and stitch needlepoint rugs, but on 13 ct so they can be hung on the wall. I should try one of mine in miniature. You're an inspiration.
10/03/10 @ 11:48
Comment from: Rosella [Visitor]
The carpet is nice and you had a lot of patience and a lot of skill. The colors brighten up the room much. I like it, good. greetings from Rosella
10/04/10 @ 00:59
Comment from: Keli Minick [Visitor]
All your effort shows in the end result, it's beautiful!
10/04/10 @ 04:47
Comment from: brae [Member]
Thank you all for your wonderful comments! :D
10/04/10 @ 08:33
Comment from: kim [Visitor]
It is gorgeous!!!!
10/04/10 @ 08:40
Comment from: cunha [Visitor]
Hello, first thank you for your comment. your rug is fantastic, and the rest of the house, I love the beds, so clean and harmonious. best regards,
10/05/10 @ 19:27
Comment from: Sandra from Sydney [Visitor]  
Miniature needlework is addictive, isn't it? Your rug is lovely and demonstrates the same patience and skill you show in other areas of miniatures too. Love the change of colours - they work really well. I have Janets book too, and have done many of her kits. I have moved on now to mainly 32, 40 and 48hpi silk gauze but Janet's designs are among my favourites.
08/08/11 @ 20:11
Comment from: Hannah [Visitor]
Love this one too =) You have great taste in carpets =) They are fun to make (I haven't actually done one yet, I'm still working on my first =) But I can already tell I'm hooked. Thanks for sharing your lovely carpets!
02/15/13 @ 04:14


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