Needlepoint design by Anna-Carin Betzén, based on a full-scale rug
Stitched with DMC floss on 48 count silk gauze, the Beshir rug measures 25×49 mm (1"×1 15/16"), plus striped tabby ends and fringe.
The colorful tabby weave ends of the original rug inspired me to recreate them using my faux tabby weave instructions, found on the fringing page.
The original rug has irregular patches of different colors in the background, as shown in my stitched rug. A solid dark ground will give a very different, much stricter look, as seen in the rightmost thumbnail.
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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.