Originally Posted by medtran49
The petit point takes forever to do. I think I spent about a year and a-half on my Cluny tapestry reproduction. I have a feeling the Heriz rug I'm working on will take that long if not longer, as one of the reasons I got the Cluny finished was when I had to have emergency surgery and spent several days in the hospital beforehand, then after and a couple of weeks recuperating before I was allowed to go back to work. I worked on the petit point a lot during that time. I worked on the rug last night for about an hour and a-half and maybe got 1/2 sq inch done.
I miswrote earlier. It's 42 stitches equals 1 inch linear. So there are 1,764 stitches per square inch. I doubt I even got 1/2 square inch done thinking about it. You stitch blocks of the same color, starting with the light colors and progressing through to the darkest, so it's really hard to figure out how much you've done square inch wise.