Wednesday, October 28, 2015

Whimsy Wednesday - Playing with Punchneedle

In the last few days I received a couple of shipments of Valdani Threads perle cotton and got started on punchneedle designs. I'd done punchneedle several years ago, but got busy with other things and put aside my supplies.

Recently I decided to start doing more wool applique and thought the patterns would also make good designs for punchneedle.

As you can see I got right to work... punching away! These are one of a kind. I referred to antique rugs, quilts, frakturs, etc. and then drew the design directly on the fabric. I forgot to make a pattern first!

It's taking a toll on my wrist, but I will just have to take breaks more often.... or maybe get one of those handy punchneedle stands. Has anyone tried those? It may be easier than holding an embroidery hoop.

The Fraktur Bouquet (left) is edged with a strip from a recycled cashmere sweater. Smokey (the horse) is edged with a twisted recycled wool strip. The Autumn Floral Fraktur design is also edged with a twisted recycled wool strip. All needleworks are about 4" x 5". Each one is attached to wood that I have painted, stained, and then hand waxed with my homemade beeswax paste. The taller wood pieces are about 9". My intentions were to list these at Early Work Mercantile, but while working on the last one yesterday, I remembered that Early Work Mercantile November update theme is A Log Cabin Christmas, so I won't be offering these at EWM. I'll have to think of something else.

Fraktur Bouquet ~ $55 plus shipping

Smokey ~ $55 plus shipping Sold ~ thank you!

Autumn Floral Fraktur ~ $55 plus shipping Sold ~ thank you!

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Thanks for stopping by today!

Take care & God bless,