Lesley Teare Needlework design

First of four for Europe

9th Oct 2016

Here is the completed group of 8 dolls. For my second group at present, I have chosen from the rest of the European continent; the Netherlands, Italy, Germany and France. Perhaps those of you in the Netherlands can let me know if you prefer the term 'Holland?'


As I said in my earlier blog, these are more a general feeling for the costume than a national one, as even in the UK, with such a small country, we have very different styles that we associate with different areas.


In addition to the pdf downloadable charts, I will also attach an alphabet and numbers jpg file so that you can personlise the design as wished. Here I have attached the picture of the English doll with the lettering to replace the large flag so you can get the idea; but a border with names, places, could be great addition. I would love to see how you tackle these designs.


The design size for each doll is: 79 x 43 (5.6 x 3 inches)


The overall design including the large flag at the base: 93 x 43


The whole designs would look great as little hangings, the dolls lovely cards and the flags, well, simple designs for quick messages!


I hope with artistic licence, I have conveyed the style and feeling of the country, but please let me know if you feel there is anything that upsets you.