I am stitching this carpet now for a second time for my blue bedroom in my dollhouse. I stitched it previously in pink but have yet to finish the edges and add the fringe as I changed direction in that particular room. Time wasted? Perhaps, but maybe someday I will use it for another project.
Catherine (Kilmouskie and Me http://kilmouskiandme.blogspot.ca/2014/07/what-luck-its-perfect-fit_6.html- ) recently showed us her beautiful frame that her grandmother had used for stitching. When I started stitching miniature carpets, I did not have a frame like hers and so my husband suggested that he could make one for me. Over the years, he has made me a number of different sizes so that my various canvases fit the frame. I bind the edges with masking tape and staple the canvas to the wood. Occasionally, I stretch it as I work and staple it again a little tighter. When the project is complete, it does not need much in the way of blocking.
I have often worked from counted charts which I simply clip to the frame.
Hopefully, I will be able to show you this one in place when it is finished with edges bound and a fringe!