144 scale Ersari rug, circa 1900

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

This is my first 1:144 scale needlepointed rug. I stitched it on 60 count silk gauze using Gütermann silk sewing thread. If you want to try small-scale miniature needlepoint, this pattern makes a good start. And, of course you don't have to use 60 count - 48 count is easier to stitch on and will still give you a usable carpet size.

This rug is "homeless" at the moment, but this photo shows it in a temporary setting in a matchbox roombox. The gentleman in the photo is a doll by Frances Armstrong.

Ersari rug

Stitch count
30 by 42 stitches
Thread colors
4 colors
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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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