Category: "Needlework"

The Persian - 18.25 hrs

by brae  

Continuing work on the Persian rug.  I'm now at 18.25 hours of stitching.  I've had a few sessions of pulling knots back out to get the colors right and have added two more browns to the mix since the darkest brown that worked for the red border was too… more »

Mod Flowers rug - introduction

by brae  

A few years ago, when I first started making minis, I made a needlepoint rug on 24 count congress cloth based on a real life modern original called Parasols by Thomas Paul.  While it looked lovely in photographs, I was never very happy with the result.… more »

Tribal Foxes Rug - 110.75 hours, stitching complete

by brae  

I've finished stitching the Tribal Foxes rug with a total stitching time of 110.75 hours.  I just need to bind the edges and complete the final finishing. This was done in full cross stitch with single thread over 32 count Jobelan. more »

The Persian - 2 hours in

by brae  

I wanted to try out a corner of the Persian rug to make sure I liked the colors.  This is 2 hours of work so far, and I like it!  :D  I am getting some variation in knot size as I get used to the technique again, but I think it will blend well in the… more »

The Persian - printed fabric

by brae  

Continuing the saga of the Persian rug.  I've used tracing paper and transfer pen drawings in the past to make stitching patterns.  Considering the intricacy of the Persian pattern, I didn't think I would be able to map all of the fine details without… more »

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