Finished! (Sort of)

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Well, the punching for this project is complete. But I am not quite sure what to do with it yet to finish it off. I could use floss to make a cord and then sew it around the edges. And then it can be used as a hanging. But I don’t really have anywhere to hang it. So maybe a small frame would work better. I’m not in any hurry, because Halloween is coming up and I have an idea for my son’s costume that is going to take a lot of time. So the punch needle gets put away in the “finished projects” tote that most of my cross stitch creations end up in.

punch9

punch10

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Carrie



Learning to Punch Needle

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Learning to Punch Needle was easier than I thought, thanks to this great video series on YouTube. I watched all of her videos through once, then went back to the important parts again (like how to thread the punch needle). Then I started punching… and am loving it! This project is working up so quickly compated to counted cross stitch, and you don’t need great light or eyesight. You just outline a motif and then fill it in. It actually reminds me of making all of the Wilton cakes I have created for my kids over the years!

punch1front

With punch needle, you work on the top of the hoop surface, right on the transfered design. But the back is actually the right side. The loops that you make don’t look like much to start, but as the design gets fuller the loops squash together to make a nice looking picture.

punch1back

These photos were from day one’s progress. On day two it looked like this:

punch2front       punch2back

See how the loops are starting to press together?

punch2loops

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Carrie