A New Bed

Wake up girls, time to fix up this bed properly

Wake up girls, time to fix up this bed properly

Hitty Constance and Hitty Rose received a wonderful gift from their friends in Quebec.  A Czech artist created this glorious  bed made of twisted wire, which came with a thick and comfortable buttoned mattress.  All the Quimper Hittys have to do is create some bed linens and hangings…fortunately they live in a household addicted to small scale textile arts.

This net lace should be a little longer

This net lace should be a little longer

A scrap of old netting was dug out from the Human’s stash…Zipporah clothes-pinned it to the bars to see if it would do for the hangings.  We decided it was a good match because of its old look and dainty scale.  The human thought a little more length would have been even more perfect, but no complaints were tolerated by the Hittys.

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Loop-de-loop

Loop-de-loop

The pleats at the top of the net were unpicked so it could be washed and pressed.  Then with trepidation we cut it into eight pieces, two for each side of the bed. Since we couldn’t find curtain rings small enough, we looped and stitched cotton warp yarn to the top edge of the netting.

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More loops

More loops

One hundred and twenty loops altogether make the net hang nicely…now on to the bed-clothes.

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16 thoughts on “A New Bed

    • It is a beautiful bed, and it’s going to be like sleeping in a fairy tale! I had a (very) brief moment when I thought it would be nice to buttonhole the loops, fortunately I remembered there were 120 of them!

  1. The bed is wonderful the hangings the drapes and fittings will be lovely..and 120 hand crafted loops…..AMAZING!! As usual YOU and your girls are a beacon of gracious living for the rest of us. That bed really is a work of art and when you get done it will be a Masterpiece!!!

    • The bed was the inspiration to do all this sewing…it seemed to require a more elegant style of furnishings than our usual haphazard quilts and blankets.The human house is very ordinary really (if you can call a house full of dolls ordinary!)

  2. Sooooooo Nice that you are giving “life” to the bed….am positive it is VERY happy it landed in your expert, talented and loving hands!!!!!

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