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Josephine’s Magic Carpet

September 25th, 2011

We are always amazed by the creativity of our dolls’ house community and thought you’d like to see a hand-made miniature carpet made by a lady in Canada, Josephine Laxton.

Measuring 8″ by 10″ and featuring 26,000 stitches in petit point, the carpet was made in Paternayan wool yarn working only from a photograph.

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As Josephine explains: “I had the kit 20 years before finishing it and I had lost the chart so had to go by the photo.

“The carpet is named Tabriz Hunt and I had to alter and reconfigure the format because the original stamped canvas omitted the top of the horses’ heads.”

Josephine continues: “I was born in Yorkshire and my extended family still lives in England.

“I shall be 70 years young in October and attended Art School in Harrogate on a scholarship when I was 15 years old.  I am a painter, sculptor and writer, besides a builder of dolls’ houses – I now have at least five houses/shops from the Dolls House Emporium.

“The carpet now has pride of place in the dining room of Montgomery Hall, although it will likely be transferred to Grosvenor Hall, my latest purchase, when it is completed.”

Thanks to Josephine for sharing her creation with us and if you have anything you’d like to share with your fellow enthusiasts, then we’d love to hear from you.

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