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Charting petit point from full scale original antique pieces

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WeekendMiniaturist

This looks very nice in your needlework stand.  I am sure you will enjoy having your pieces completed!  But no time to play if you have to have the second chair seat finished in 5 weeks... assuming you mean before traveling to the US.  oh goodness, that is 70 hours per week of stitching.....   I don't think I could stitch for 10 hours per day... 4-5 hours per day is my upward limit.  Well, you aren't charting so hopefully the 2nd piece of stitching takes less time.

 

Congratulations!

 

Tamra

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ElgaKoster

Tamra, about 70 hours of stitching should see the second chair seat finished which works out to about two hours a day of stitching for seven weeks, I don't think I can do more than three hours in a day. Charting takes me just about as long as stitching does, so with no charting needed for the next while I will have both more time for stitching and finishing all the woodwork that I still need to do.

And thanks I am really happy with how these pieces turned out.

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Bill Hudson

I don't know about you ppers.  All I can see is aching necks and sore eyes.  Beautiful work but it would drive me crazy.  Thanks for sharing the three finished ones.  

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miraclechicken

They are all so beautiful and the fire screen looks just perfect---

 

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CarolynDenning

Elga, your items are lovely.  I'll look forward to seeing them in their completed state.

 

Carolyn

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CarolynDenning

I think I have finally figured out how to insert photos in my post and I will attempt to do so.  

 

As I think I have previously mentioned. last fall I saw a sampler in the Museum of the Shenandoah Valley that was stitched in the mid-1800's by a young woman named Lydia Wakefield.  I should have taken more than one photo because it's not very good.

 

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A couple of months ago, I decided to try my hand a designing and stitching a mini sampler based on a real life one and I ran across this photo I had taken and decided to use it.  I remembered a Annelle Ferguson seminar on samplers at Guild School a couple of years ago and she talked about when you are charting a sampler to get the "essence" of a sampler.  I quickly found out that I could not include all of the text and design on the original so I worked to capture the "essence" of the original.  The photo below is of my chart, a reduced photo of the original sampler and my sampler in progress.  I am stitching it on 56 count silk gauze with Gutermann silk thread.  My plan is to have the stitching completed by Chicago.

 

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Carolyn

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WeekendMiniaturist

Carolyn, this makes me smile.

 

I can't believe that you can stitch with my assumption of 30 wt Silk Gutermann on 56 count silk gauze...but I love the Gutermann line, as it has a lot of color options... What a beautiful sampler.  If Annelle offers another seminar/class this year, I'm definitely planning to attend... Annelle must be so proud of her students...

 

Great Forum topic Elga!

 

 

Tamra

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ElgaKoster

Your sampler looks great Carolyn, I am looking forward to seeing it, it was Annelle's seminar that got me into charting...before then I always thought I would never be able to chart anything.

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Mesouth

Great job, Carolyn! Glad to see that stitching is still going on even with packing and commuting! Looking forward to Chicago.

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ElgaKoster

Well, here are all the pieces of petit point finished and in the pieces of furniture that they were destined for. I used acid free styrene to mount the petit point on for the fire screen and the Queen Anne table.

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I made a slip seat out of wood for the Chippendale chair and upholstered it in the traditional way with webbing, fabric and stuffing.

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miraclechicken

So exciting to see all the pieces completed, thank you for posting them, I've been waiting :)

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WeekendMiniaturist

They are all quite lovely! 

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