Category: "Needlework"

Arts and Crafts Tulip Rug in punchneedle

by brae  

For Mt. Sydney Chalet, I need two large area rugs. I've been working on the beautiful Prairie Rug II from Mitchell's Interiors for the living area on the first floor. For the bedroom, I chose a much more intricate design: L.R. Resources Inc. Arts and Crafts Blue Rug. I like to call it the Tulip Rug, though. :D The Prairie rug gave me a primer with the materials, and the Tulip rug will challenge me. more »

Prairie Rug II - 15.5 hours

by brae  

Now we're getting somewhere!  :D  It seems to be going faster this time around now that I have the hang of the technique. This is 15.5 hours of stitching time on the Prairie II rug.  You can see just how big it is with Cora modeling. more »

New beginnings - Prairie Rug II - 7.5 hours

by brae  

Happy New Year!  I hope you all had a nice celebration and feel a sense of renewal.  :] It seems appropriate for a new year to start with a new beginning...of the Prairie Rug II.  As you may recall, the first Prairie Rug ran into a major problem with dy… more »

Topiary with birds - 12.75 hours

by brae  

I had hoped to have this finished for the monthly needlework update, but then that pesky lightning strike happened and threw everything off.  :\ This pattern is a motif from a Dutch sampler dated 1776 provided by Berthi Smith-Sanders.  You can find the… more »

Struck by lightning and the Rose rug in French knots

by brae  

After looking at the pattern more closely, I decided to make the Rose rug in French knots instead of punchneedle.  It's roughly three times the area of the Bees and Trees rug, so it shouldn't be too much of a time investment relatively and I think the t… more »

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