Carpets and Rugs

Author(s): Sue Hawkins


This book provides step-by-step instructions for over 25 carpets and rugs for the dolls' house. The projects come in a variety of classic styles and the range of stitches will suit all skill levels. Each design has a colour chart, and specific materials, tools and techniques are fully explained.


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Sue Hawkins began her career restoring seventeenth-century English embroidery. She now designs for and runs her own successful kit manufacturing company, Needleworks. Sue teaches embroidery workshops around the country, many on behalf of the Cross Stitch Guild, of which she is technical director. This is her fourth book with David & Charles. Sue lives in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire.

Introduction; Materials and techniques; Making up the carpets Stitches; Conversion charts; 3 room sized carpets approx. 9 X 11in; Victorian Berlin work; Georgian: Aubusson style; Plain with a decorative border; 5 feature rugs approx. 5 X 7in; These would sit in the middle of a room or under the dining table and chairs for example.; William Morris: Arts & Crafts; Chinese; Georgian: Greek style; Persian - rich red, gold and blue; Floral - central posy with lattice and floral border; 4 occasional rugs approx. 4 X 6in; These could be hearth rugs, bedside rugs or just sit to the side in a room.; Numnah Rug; Chinese dragon; Turkish; Florentine; 6 small rugs approx. 2 X 2in; These can be placed at will through the house where a decoration is needed. Front doormat (inc. variation and bath mat); Rag rug; Clarice Cliff; Persian; Art nouveau; Simple patterned mat; 2 stair carpets; These will both have borders so that widths can be adjusted as necessary. Oriental in rich colours; Floral bordered in soft colours that can easily be adapted. Suppliers; Acknowledgments; Index

General Fields

  • : 9780715314340
  • : david
  • : david
  • : 0.295
  • : August 2003
  • : 279mm X 216mm X 6mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Sue Hawkins
  • : Paperback
  • : 745.5923
  • : 64
  • : 40 colour photographs, 10 line illustrations, 20 colour charts, suppliers, index