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Monday, April 23, 2018

A New Medium to Play With


I have always been intrigued by traditional rug hooking....
but I knew it wasn't for me.  

Then I saw punchneedle creations, and I so wanted to give it a try. 
One day I saw that The Crafter's Box had created a kit taught by Bookhou 
and I placed an order.......

..... and this is what I made. 


I placed it among some of my other creations 
on the little ledge on the railing of my loft studio.
It may get moved again, but for now I like it there. 


I loved the process and can't wait to try some more pieces of my own design 
- but for now other projects are waiting there turn!

6 comments:

  1. It's beautiful! (Now I have to go look up the difference between rug hooking and punch needle.....) ;)

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  2. I'm a long time punch needle worker (player?). Its so good to see your piece on your blog. I am totally addicted to PN and have made all sorts of trinkets and even larger hangings using PN. I find much peace just 'coloring' with thread.

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  4. Kim, this is a lovely piece! I’ve done rug hooking (decades ago) and although the result may look similar, it produces a larger piece more quickly than punch needle. Also, it’s not easy on the hands, don’t think I could do it ever again with my hand issues. Actually, I don’t think punch needle would be easy for me either, but oh well, that’s aging! I have a blogging friend who has decided that punch needle is to be her chosen craft. Try this link: http://artjourney-penny.blogspot.com or you can find her blog by googling for “Art Journey”. There are so many new things to try, reminds me of the saying “http://artjourney-penny.blogspot.comSo many wines, and so little time”. Lol. PS...I love your bowls!

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    1. Sorry, messed up the address for the punch needle blog. Tried to fix things once, not deleting it again. ;)

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  5. I love it! My grandmother taught me traditional rug hooking when I was a girl. I still remember how to do it but no longer have the precious hook or frame she gave me. No idea what happened to it.

    I tried punch needle but got frustrated so put it down. There are so many pretty designs out there that I should give it another go. Happy stitching and creating!

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