French needlepoint skirt with hunting scene

dsc_0214You can find some lovely needlepoints in French car boot sales and second hand shops all over France. It’s harder to find large ones to make clothes so I was really glad to find these ones. I used different needlepoints on the back and lined the skirt with red silk, then used a ribbon for the waistband. I used this youtube link to make the pattern:

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Upcycling French needlepoint

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I’ve just finished making this upholstered stool cover for my niece who’s just got a job with the RSPCA – (Congratulations Sarah!). Made from vintage French cotton needlepoint with a piped cord edge and hessian on an old pub stool.

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If you have any spare needlepoints please get in touch! I’ve put some other upholstered needlepoint projects – of mine and others – on this pinboard for inspiration https://uk.pinterest.com/kayogilvie/upcycling-needlepoint/