A little needlepoint (3)

The third sample of miniature needlepoint for my sampler book comes from a chart in the Antique Pattern Library and, like the previous samples, is worked on 40-count silk gauze. I used spun silk thread and tent stitch.

Needlepoint sample on silk gauze, through the magnifying glass

This is the original nineteenth-century charted design, which I printed:

Cross stitch/canvas work chart from the Antique Pattern Library

I wasn’t keen on the colours so I changed them.

Needlepoint sampler before border

It’s amazing how different it looks for being worked in an alternative colour scheme. I adapted the original design by leaving off the outer border and adding a more simple satin stitch edging.

You can see the pin marks from where I blocked it back into a square (ish) shape when it got distorted through stitching

I don’t know why I have decided to make these samples so small, but I do enjoy miniature needlework. Since this little venture is purely for my enjoyment, I figure I can make my own rules, right?

Author: Karen

Textile and mixed media artist

7 thoughts on “A little needlepoint (3)”

  1. I’m also a fan of small and your color changes … and very impressed that your piece is not skewed by the tent stitch … nicely worked!

    1. Ha, thank you – it did skew quite badly, despite being lashed to a frame, but after blocking it seems to have come out ok.

  2. Although I do like the original color version, your color choices are gorgeous. And minis are gooooooood!

    1. Thank you 😊 I’m planning 7” square pages for the sampler book so need to keep these small-ish.

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