Friday, 6 July 2012

MICRO PETIT POINT SMALL BAG WITH JADE CLASP


Today I have been thinking about petit point. I have just bought this wonderful micro petit point bag with a carved jade clasp (see full description on my website). It got me thinking about how these were made. I measured the number of stiches per inch and was amazed to find it was about 40. (That is 1600 per square inch!). Can you image what this did to your eyes! How many hours did it take? (And why - just why did they do it!). There is even something called micro petit point - with even more stitches to the inch! Ref: 2140 B52/27. Price £140. See me in Grays Antiques in central London (in Grays Mews - not the main building). Photos, maps and more details on - here's my web site