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Chronicles of Patsye
Category Archives: Needlework
Holy Crap! It’s been a year….
I just told someone that I run a blog, which is a bit of an overstatement since I haven’t been in here in a year. Too busy being retired. Too depressed over the state of the nation. But there’s a … Continue reading
Posted in Needlework, OMG!, Painting, Punch Needle, Uncategorized Tagged Art, crafts, Needle Felting, Needlework 6 Comments
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 Focus
Punch Needle Prospects Revisited
On January 15, 2012 I wrote a post entitled Punch Needle Prospects. Moments ago, on the auspicious occasion of opening my new Etsy Shop Whimseytopia, I, inexplicably, went back and read what I’d written so long ago. Really? That I am … 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
My head, not my hand, is spinning!
Kindness comes in many forms, and without going into detail (and there is much detail) I have been offered the use of a spinning wheel from a stranger. And not just the wheel, but a tutorial, some roving, and a … Continue reading
Posted in Needlework, Textile Art, Uncategorized, Whimseytopia Tagged friendship, knitting, sheep, spinning, spinning wheel, Wool, yarn 2 Comments
Watercolor: Take the class or buy the DVD?
I’m not an expert, but I love to watercolor. Mostly I like to design and use my designs in other ways…like taking a watercolor and hooking it into a rug. And I am a DVD aficionado. Each of us will … Continue reading
Posted in A Day In My Life, Rug Hooking, Uncategorized, Watercolor, Whimseytopia Tagged Art, Autotutorials, Charles Reid, Classes, DVDs, Tutorials, Watercolor 7 Comments
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