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Peppermint Designs

 

Each carpet kit we sell contains:

  • A colour chart
  • DMC stranded cotton
  • Tapestry needle size 24
  • 18 hpi interlock canvas
  • Detailed instructions

Each carpet design is worked in half cross-stitch, working from a computer-generated colour block chart. Each chart is printed as large as possible - often on A3 paper to make it as easy as possible to see and follow.

An ample supply of the relevant DMC threads are supplied. Each kit is worked with 4 threads.

A piece of 18 hpi interlock canvas is supplied with the kits. Interlock canvas is used as it is slightly flatter and, therefore, finer than ordinary woven canvas. This gives you a better finished carpet. Should you require a slightly smaller (and finer) piece of work, the 18 hpi canvas can be substitued with 22 hpi canvas.

Detailed instructions outline how to complete the carpet, including a stitch diagram to help even the novice stitcher complete a masterpiece. The instructions in the stair carpet kits include how to measure a staircase for a correctly fitting carpet.

If you are uncertain if the colours of these carpets are exactly what is needed to complement the interior of your doll's house, a sample of the threads can be sent on request.

Many of the designs are suitable to have the colours changed to match the decor of your room, some can also be changed in size - either by substituting a 22 hpi canvas instead of an 18 hpi canvas to make the design smaller, or by reworking the design to increase it in size. By providing small samples of wallpaper, furnishing fabric etc for your chosen room a new colourway can be created, giving you a unique masterpiece for your dolls house. Please feel free to call to discuss this service.

A helpline number is enclosed with each kit. This is for anyone having difficulty completing a kit, who may need a little advice!!

Completed carpets are available to order.