1:144 scale Axminster rug, circa 1780

Needlepoint design by Anna-Carin Betzén, based on a full-scale rug

This strict Neoclassical design uses only three colors of thread - a medium and dark shade of the same color, and a very light matching shade (cream, pale rose, etc - pure white is too harsh).

The color suggestions given in the chart are for the mustard yellow colorway of the original full-scale rug, but do pick any color you like - maybe you'd like to match it to the Georgian fourposter you're building from my furniture how-to's. To the right you can see some suggestions for different color schemes.

Axminster rug

Stitch count
37 by 53 stitches
Thread colors
3 colors
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Chart in black and white (PDF file)

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The needlepoint charts index provides an overview of all my free charts. You might find my silk gauze hints helpful. Also, if you'd like to fringe the rug, check out my step-by-step how-to on fringing methods.

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