"My middle section of the carpet is based on eternal
love ( Celtic motif), my late husband was a talented piper. That?s why I choose
The chest with pipes and uniform in it belong to a room I am making to honor my husband.
I used 40 count silk gauze and Gutermann 100% silk for the rug and the size is 20 X 15 cm".
"I stitched the rug using DMC floss on 40 count silk gauze.
It is 6" x 8".
I haven't named the rug but this rug was truly a
"family" endeavor. This was only the second rug I have stitched
in Petit point and I wanted to choose some really vibrant colors. I
looked in my box and found a blue I really liked then chose colors to
compliment the blue. I put all 13 colors together and sent a picture of
them off to my daughter who is an artist to find out if they went together as
well as I thought and didn't clash. She gave me her seal of approval and
I felt confident enough to continue.
As each section was released each month, I would graph it out several different ways using various color combinations and have my family vote on which one they liked the best. I would stitch the combination that had the majority vote. Therefore, this rug was designed by my whole family with respect to color and stitched by myself. The center Sun/Moon combination was designed by myself using a Mexican Tile as my inspiration. To me, the rug had a Mexican feel to it and this little Tile kept calling my name and asking to be included in the rug. The colors were so close to the ones I was already using and my family loved it once I had finished designing it.
I stitched the rug using DMC floss on 40 count silk gauze. It is 6" x 8" ".
The colors were basically leftover threads - there was no
particular logic to choosing them. With the exception of the very lower-left
section. Those colors belonged to Keats.
Keats was my Alexandrine parrot - an Asian/Indian parrot. He was
31-years old and I?d had him since he was a baby. He died in early January of
heart failure. 31 is a good, long life. But still, I miss his soft, sweet
"This was my first attempt at miniature work and silk gauze, and my 3rd needlepoint piece".
"Rug is 40 count, stitched
with DMC floss and Soie d Alger.
It measures approximately 6 1/4 x 8 1/4".
First attempt on silk gauze, 40 count.
It measures 15,5 cm by 20,5 cm.
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