1. General Information on Needlework and Cross Stitch
There are several articles to help you with miniature needlework projects
- Choosing Fabrics and Thread for Miniature Needlework Projects
- Working with High Stitch Count Silk Gauze for Miniature Needlework
- Cross Stitch Calculator will determine the finished size of a petitepoint or cross stitch based on the fabric thread count and number of stitches.
- Needlepoint Basics for Beginners
- Your First Cross Stitch
2. Finishing Ideas for Miniature Needlework
3. Traditional Designs
These traditional designs can be used for dolls house cushions, upholstery, firescreens or as petit point subjects for brooches or framed needlework. All can be worked in a variety of sizes and scales. Check the dimensions of the design and work it on a fabric suitable for your scale purpose.
- Traditional Rose and Lily of the Valley Bouquet Tied with Ribbon - 33 x 36 stitches.
- Vintage Floral Design - From Cheryl Fall on Needlepoint.about.com. 49 x 50 stitches (design area only).
4. Floral Designs
5. Animal Designs
All of these charts can be worked in needlepoint, petitpoint or cross stitch. Most are close to 40 stitches square, and make up into dollhouse miniature pillows stitched on 32 count linen.
Miniature Lamb Needlework chart for needlepoint, cross stitch, or a combination with French knots.
6. Geometric Designs
7. Seasonal Designs
These simple designs for miniature Christmas stockings have three traditional motifs. As shown, the stockings are worked over 42 HPI silk gauze, to make them the correct scale for a 1:12 scale dolls house. Worked on larger canvas, the stockings can be used for Christmas tree decorations or to decorate packages. All the designs are suitable for a beginner.