Monday, 26 April 2010

Tudor Bedspread-1

When we were at a craft fair a month or so ago, a lady came and asked if I would like to stitch some items for a doll's house.  Me being me, I said yes.

A couple of weeks ago, I spent a lovely couple of hours at her house, looking through magazines and books and picking out different designs.  I even got to look at some of the doll's houses she already has.  The items I am making are to go into a Tudor castle which she is yet to make.

The design for the Tudor bedspread is from Sandra Whitehead's book, Medieval and Tudor Needlecraft, Knights and Ladies in 1/12th scale.

It is stitched on 32 count Belfast linen, over one using DMC threads.  I started stitching on Wednesday or Thursday last week and finished the central motif last night.
I will now do the outer border of the motif and the borders of the panel.  I would like to get this section completed during the first half of this week. 

11 comments:

maggi said...

coculBeautifully done. I wish my eyesight would let me work on 32 count - one of the downsides of age.

Terry said...

Holy cow that's a lot of work!! I can't imagine stitching on anything so tiny! It's looking great! :0)

maggi said...

Sorry about the bit at the beginning of the last comment - I typed my word verification in the wrong place!

Annie said...

That is gorgeous. Over-one on 32 count can be pretty tedious. At least a doll house bedspread is fairly small. But looks like that pattern is the kind that covers every thread! Does any fabric show through?

Nic said...

That's going to look amazing - I had that book once and passed it on, as I knew I wouldn't be able to make such intricate projects - I can't wait to see yours!

Rudee said...

It's gorgeous! I'm looking forward to seeing it on the bed.

Karan said...

Oh Wow - it is pretty.... but your poor eyes!

Knitting Linguist said...

Oh, wow! That's just lovely! And so detailed -- I can't imagine doing work that tiny.

Cheryl said...

Wow amazing!!! ...and so pretty!

Gina E. said...

Come on, fess up - you DO use a magnifyer for this work...don't you? It's fabulous!

Mmm said...

Isn't that simply amazing? Bringing the old Tudor into modern day simply be recreating this pattern as such? Love it. So dainty.