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Tag 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 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
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
The Stargazer and The Whale: A Punch Needle Rug
Completed in February, I am delighted to post my latest, and largest, punch needle project, “The Stargazer and the Whale.” I took my inspiration from my favorite book, Ahab’s Wife, and since reading this wonderful novel I’ve never looked at the … Continue reading
Posted in Needle Punch, Needlework, Punch Needle, Rug Hooking, Textile Art, Uncategorized Tagged Ahab's Wife, Needle Punch, Needlework, Pattern, Punch Needle, Rug Hooking, Rug Punching, Stargazer, Wool 22 Comments