Tag Archives: Designs

First Sale! …sort of.

The first time I bought some copper I met one of the owners who seemed moderately interested in what I was using it for.  Or maybe I simply started a conversation, which I frequently do just to make for a more … Continue reading

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Stargazing Rabbit, Copper Art Jewelry

This piece posed one of my biggest challenges.  But my friend Beth had the solution which, simply put, was to punch two holes instead of one.  Wire wrapping dominated the project, and I wound up making two sets of these … Continue reading

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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

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Punch Needle with Wool Strips

I’ve been buying every used Rug Hooking Magazine I can find.  They’re in Goodwill and thrift shops though you have to look closely and dig deep.  You can also find them on Ebay.  The new ones are cheaper than the … Continue reading

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Design Dreams

I always awaken alone.  My husband has mastered to a level of stealth the art of not making a sound while getting ready for work.  The golf course terrorists ruin his efforts with their infernal machines, so it’s an exercise … Continue reading

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How to Transfer a Rug Pattern onto Monks Cloth

One of my new designs was already on paper and completed as a miniature on linen.  I have not yet posted it.  But it turned out so well, I wanted to make a commemorative rug out of the same design.  I … Continue reading

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Mixing It Up With Punch Needle

Though previously posted as framed art, I decided to make my designs more marketable by suggesting alternative uses for them. I have so many old, unframed needlework projects languishing in boxes. Some have lost their appeal because styles have changed, … Continue reading

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