Wm. R. Robertson Posted April 23, 2014 Share Posted April 23, 2014 Back in the early 80's my Mom and I did a pair of these needlepoint top Chippendale game tables. I did the table and she worked the needlepoint in 60 count. The design for the center came from a Italian magazine possibly named Burta… Mom designed the outside on her own.. it has been a long time so the memory isn't so good. See this link for close up photos of the table's carving under woodworking. http://www.fineminiaturesforum.com/index.php?/topic/39-chippendale-game-table-with-needlepoint-top/ One thing I do remember is each table had 33,000 stitches in it. She had a lot of trouble with the background color, some were to light, some dark….. she had put in a corner in background about 4 times and had to tear it our which as you know is pretty hard to do…… a one point out of frustration she tossed the piece on to the dining room table….. like we were the first miniaturists' to use the dining room table as a workbench?….. anyway on the table lay a brown shopping bag which her work landed on and mom looked through the mesh at the bag and said that is the perfect color. So she tore of a piece and headed to the store to get some "paper bag brown" colored silk thread. I should also mention that so this table would not wrap the top was made from laminating pear wood with a drilled out for lightness piece of stainless steel…… my last job before miniatures was working in a race car shop where weight and strength were everything. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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