A TRADITIONAL CARRIAGE CLOCK DESIGN INSPIRED BY MY LOVE OF PERSIAN RUGS!

This classic carriage clock design was created and stitched exclusively for my EIGHTEENTH FREE VIVA ZIVA ! Newsletter #1815.

Subscribe now to ZIVA’s free newsletter ... to be released in November, 2015 and stitch this free classic Persian design for a carriage clock face, called “Persian Star” to create an elegant traditional clock for your home.


WHAT INFLUENCED THE
CARRIAGE CLOCK DESIGN?


As well as a textile designer, I am also an interior designer.

Over the years I used oriental carpets a great deal in both the homes and the offices I designed.

The small carriage clock from Sudberry House (www.sudberry.com) reminded me so much of the grand Georgian salons of the 18th  century in England, with their oriental carpets and mahogany furniture and panelling.


A beautiful and complementary combination of styles, colours and materials! 




HOW THE CLOCK DESIGN DEVELOPED


Exactly the blend I wanted!

…. the traditional mahogany wood and classic lines of Sudberry House’s small carriage clock combined with an intricate Persian motif for the clock face.

 




ANCIENT PERSIAN TILE

I developed the Persian carpet idea by adapting a Persian tile motif (above).

Its scale and delicacy were ideal for my purposes! 


The geometric pattern of the tile permitted me to create the five minute intervals on the clock face without having to use numbers!

STITCHES USED

Most of the Persian motif was stitched in the Tent stitch on 14 gauge canvas. Because the final tapestry is behind glass, I had to be sure that it wouldn’t be too thick to mount.

I did use the  double cross stitch for the quarter hours and long triangular stitches to create a central medaillion as features.

Instructions for these stitches are included in the next VIVA ZIVA! newsletter.




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Full instructions and chart on how to create this free custom clock face design, are included in the next VIVA ZIVA! Newsletter. 

What’s also in the Newsletter:

·       The eighteenth VIVA ZIVA! Newsletter updates you about my new designs and features I’ve recently added to the ZIVA Collection.

·       A chart and instructions on how to do the Persian motif

·       Needlepoint chart

·       A list of readily available yarn colours and the size and type of canvas to purchase.

·       I also answer your FAQs and more!

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