This Persian rug consists of:
HAPPY PETIT POINTING!
"I used a single strand of DMC in tent stitch on 40 count silk gauze. My finished carpet measures 6.5" x 8.25" (16.5cm x 21cm approx) - excluding the fringe.
58 count silk gauze, 1 strand fine pure silk thread (given to me by a friend so I don't know the brand)
Compass Carpet, named for the Compass Rose design in the middle of the carpet, which represents the different parts of the world where the participants of Colorful Amalgam live.
"My rug is 19,5 x 15 centimeters. When I include the fringes it is 20,5 x 15 cm.
The rug is made on 40 count silk gauze.
For the embroidery I used yarn called Marathon.
It is very thin yarn used for embroidery on sewing machines.
The lines of my rug were made in cross stitch and I used tent stitch for filling up the figures.
I enjoyed the stitching very much.
Greetings from a rainy, but almost spring Holland"
"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 that motif.
"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.
"40-count silk gauze
Brands: DMC cotton perle, Gutermann silk, Planet Earth silk
6.5 x 8.5 inches
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 whispers".
"Rug is 40 count, stitched with DMC floss and Soie d Alger.
First attempt on silk gauze, 40 count.
It measures 15,5 cm by 20,5 cm.