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Large Turkoman Carpet

Large Turkoman Carpet

Turkoman Carpet, designed by Sue Bakker, published in "Dolls' House Needlecrafts" by Venus A. Dodge (David & Charles, c1996)

Worked in half-cross stitch with DMC embroidery floss (2 strands) on 28 count Monaco canvas; finished size 5 3/4 x 7 3/4 in. (14.6 x 19.7 cm), not counting the fringe

The chart has some errors, but more importantly, while the text implies that the chart is worked as presented (making a small three-gul carpet), the chart itself is clearly designed to be flipped, i.e. is only one-quarter of the finished design (making a large ten-gul carpet); I chose to make the full ten-gul carpet.

228 x 160 sts

I also "faded" the colors in my version, using one strand of the directed color with one strand of a slightly lighter shade, as follows --

dark brown 3371 + 938
blue 3750 + 930
cream/ecru 3033 + 3866
gold 3045 + 422
red 355 + 3830
fringe = 3866

August 2017-May 2018