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Category Archives: Needle Punch
Punch Needle and a Very Big Frame (or A Solution to Punching a Large Rug)
Not everyone knows that you can “punch” a rug. Many punch needle enthusiasts have not looked beyond the 5” x 6,” or thereabouts, patterns for small decorative projects. I sell them on my Etsy site (PLEASE VISIT), and none are … Continue reading
Posted in Needle Punch, Needlework, Punch Needle, Punch Needle Threader, Rug Hooking, Textile Art, Uncategorized, Whimseytopia Tagged converting a table to a punch frame, Crafting, crafts, Needle Punch, Needlework, patterns, Punch Needle, Punch Needle Patterns, Rug Hooking, Rug Patterns, Rugs, Textile Art, whimsey, Wool, yarn 4 Comments
How to Hold a Punch Needle Tool
Since I have now been asked this question twice, this would be a good place to start with my “advice” column for punch needle. Just so everyone remembers: I didn’t invent this craft, and I am no expert. I’ve seen … Continue reading
Punch Needle Project: 27 Days to Go
Whimseytopia traffic has dramatically increased since I published my announcement about my new Etsy site. I’m surprised and thrilled that there’s interest in this art form and my patterns. I have high hopes. But the best part is that I … Continue reading
Red, White and Maryland Blue Crab Punch Needle Rug
I DID IT! Even with all that’s going on, I managed to finish my latest rug. This one is larger than the last, at 30 X 40 inches, but the big difference is the wool. This was fashioned from cut … Continue reading
Posted in A Day In My Life, Needle Punch, Needlework, Punch Needle, Rug Hooking, Textile Art, Whimseytopia Tagged 4th of July, Art, Crafting, crafts, Needle Punch, Punch Needle, Rug Hooking, Rugs, Wool Crafts, Wool Rugs 7 Comments
I received another “where are you?” email this morning, and I am ashamed. I have blogged about “going missing;” how to let others know that the absence is planned rather than caused by some illness or catastrophe. I have an … Continue reading
Posted in A Day In My Life, Needle Punch, Needlework, Rug Hooking, Textile Art, Whimseytopia Tagged House Hunting, Moving, Rug Hooking 15 Comments
How to Remove Interfacing From Reclaimed Wool Clothes
The best colors I’ve found in reclaimed wool were in jackets. You’d be surprised at how much cloth there is in a jacket, but you run the risk of it being lined with interfacing that has been glued in (ironed-on). It’s … Continue reading
Making a Sampler for Punch Needle and Hooking
When I was teaching decorative painting, one of the first things I taught my students was to learn their colors. We didn’t mix paints in the beginner’s classes, so instead I taught them to do their own color charts with … Continue reading
Posted in Needle Punch, Needlework, Punch Needle, Rug Hooking, Textile Art, Uncategorized, Whimseytopia Tagged Art, Crafting, Designs, Hooking, Needleart, Needlework, Punch Needle, Rugs, Samplers, Wool, Wool Work Leave a comment
Rug Hooking Guild, and why I’ll stick with punching.
If you read my satirical piece on Wool Rug Hooking by Tara Darr you might be surprised that when the book finally arrived I was thrilled to find it well worth the money; the $22 that is. It really is … Continue reading
Posted in Needle Punch, Needlework, Punch Needle, Rug Hooking, Textile Art, Uncategorized, Whimseytopia Tagged Needle Art, Needlework, Punch Needle, Rug Hooking, Rug Hooking Guild, Wool 6 Comments
Hello? Is Anybody Out There?
I like Amazon .com; it is my go-to shop for all my downloads. They have my records and they allow me that “one-click” type of shopping I so love. The exception here is my craft books. Those I want in … Continue reading
Posted in A Day In My Life, Knitting, Needle Punch, Needlework, Punch Needle, Rug Hooking, Uncategorized, Whimseytopia Tagged Algorithms, books, Crafting, humor, Online Shopping, Prices, Punch Needle, Rug Hooking 10 Comments