William Morris style rug (half scale)

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William Morris style rug (half scale)

This is a William Morris style design from Janet Granger’s book Miniature Needlepoint Carpets. The pattern is for wool and I converted it to DMC. Janet also sells this design as a kit and a chart on her website, and the chart comes with DMC conversions.

I stitched this over one on either 40 or 36 count evenweave (can’t remember). The finished size is about 4″ square.

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© Emily Morganti 2019

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Absolutely beautiful.  I ordered a couple of her kits, but haven't started them yet as I have no idea what I am doing.  You, on the other hand, do gorgeous work.

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Thanks! I love her designs but I don't like working with wool so I haven't bought any of her kits (except for a simple pillow that I stitched many years ago). I'd love to see how yours turn out when you get to them.

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I'm with you about the wool! I'm terribly allergic and break out in hives if I even touch it. And if I smell it, my nose plugs up and my eyes start to stream! Great job on the carpet. I have that book and several of her pattern packs waiting in the queue. She really has a nice variety of designs. I use my handy DMC color sample card which has all but the newest colors on it to do my conversions. I even took little snippets of every color, which took a while, and taped them next to the samples. Now it's super accurate!

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I understand why you added the snippets! I have an older DMC sample card (it's ~15 years old) that includes actual swatches of floss. I don't see how you could actually match the colors with that printed version, it's just not the same. The downside is that mine doesn't have some of the newer colors.

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