Sunday, April 8, 2012

Penny, You've created a Monster!

Thank you, Penny, for adding one more thing to my list of hobbies!
Lovely Penny from Art Journey sent me a great box with punchneedle goodies to give it a try! It always amazes me how generous my blog friends are- I opened the box to find tons of threads, 2 books, and yards of cloth! It was like Christmas! Wow!

I started out, after carefully ( so I thought) reading all the directions,  punching...when I flipped it over it just didn't look right...why are the loops huge? What's up?
Everything says this is easy!
After some experimenting, and re-reading the directions, I realized that the needle I was using didn't have the guard (?) that stopped the needle after about a quarter inch---so I was stabbing it down about 4 inches! Oops...don't do that! Trust me...it's ugly.  

But, now I am on my way! I wouldn't go so far as to call it "easy" yet...these punches look pretty spaced out...and I still pull out some of my loops.  I will keep practicing, Penny, and keep you posted.

Thanks again! You're so kind.

Here is my first project-practice piece!




Look at all this wonderful loot! Weee! Penny- these books have the coolest projects!



This blue and purple thread is my favorite!

11 comments:

craftattack said...

I can't imagine what punch-needling is, but if you are having fun....and the colours look great! Lucky you to get such pretty stuff! Hugs, Valerie

Sue said...

Ohh that looks fun......the results look a bit like French knots!

Barbara said...

Ahhhhj...so Penny has reeled you in! I love that her generosity has spread far and wide once again. She is a great lady, and isn't her work incredible?! Your experiment with punchneedle has great potential.With Penny as your mentor, it will progress. She is a peach!

JennyPennyPoppy said...

Your punch needleing looks really neat. I've seen some kits at Michaels but that's about it. Have fun!

Corrine at sparkledaysstudio.com said...

Love the colors you are using. Punchneedle is addicting, but, make sure you finish the back in some way when you are done so it doesn't unravel.....Lucky you. xox Corrine

Michala Gyetvai (Kayla coo) said...

Hello,
thanks so much for your lovely comments on my blog.
Your stitches do look like very small french knots, wonderful!
M x

Penny said...

Katie I'm so glad that you've gotten a punchneedle start - be careful it can become addicting. Try punching the rows closer together. I always punch 'tight' leaving very little if any 'space' between rows. I'm looking forward to seeing many more loops from you *smile*!

Julie said...

This looks awesome! I'm going to have to try it someday.

Gaby Bee said...

My dear friend, hope you have had a wonderful Easter too!

Hugs to you,
Gaby

Jill Eudaly said...

I don't think I've seen that before..looks a bit like hooking wool for rugs..related???

KhinYatana said...

Looks great! & it sounds like fun.

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