Sunday, September 26, 2010

Finally! Mini gingham found!


Since I have become more and more interested in miniatures, I have been looking for miniature gingham so I could try my hand at some chickenscratch embroidery on a 1-12 scale. Finally, I found some  - thanks to a heads up from my minature guru, Lorna.  Lorna has been doing miniatures for years and is directly responsible for my growing obsession.  Now that I have the gingham, I can`t wait to start!  The scale on this works out to 1.3 squares per inch which would be some really big gingham but it is the smallest I have been able to find so far.  It makes you dizzy to look, so this may prove to be a challenge.
I bought one meter each of five colours.  Doing a little calculation, at 1-12 this would be the equivalent of 60 meters of length but then if you take into consideration the width, it would really be the equivalent of 720 meters.  Hmmmm... can we say carried away?  roflol  It didn't seem like that much when I bought it!

3 comments:

MosaicMagpie said...

It is all in the perspective. One meter to us nothing. To a 1:12 miniture...a mile.
Debbie

Maureen said...

Gingham would be great for little cross stitch designs in CQ too. What style is your "miniature" house, furniture, etc?

Rachel said...

You're not going to run out in a hurry, that's for sure