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Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Finished Needle Punch project

Hi Folks!
Many thanks for your comments about my silly little tutorial video!
glad you're enjoying it and I'm happy that I have helped some of you with the actual technique ~

Soooo, here's my finished work:
(before I snipped off the 'snags' on the front)

you can see where I went back into those 'spots' and filled them in
with a complimentary colored thread...

 I tried to replicate an old tombstone look with my color palette,
very subdued and drab.

and, since I have more room left on my fabric, and the fabric is still on my frame,
I drew up another little design, then I'll draw another, to get the most from my fabric...

and speaking of frames, here's mine...
Peter built this for me...it has piano hinges that allow the sides to fold up or down.

I can use this frame in my lap, on the table (shown)
or on it's base, like a regular box-frame.

here's how it looks from the side/back view...
let me know if anyone is interested in this kind of frame,
as I'm trying to talk Peter into making these for my shop & shows.
remember, it does have gripper strips to hold your fabric tight as a drum!!

oh, the tombstone design will be a pattern for sale soon :)
thanks for asking!
the frame measures approx. 11" x 13" itself...the fold-down sides measure approx. 11" x 8" ~ it is made from wood, so it weighs a little but isn't heavy in your lap...it can be used on the table on an angle, in your lap folded so the needle doesn't stick you or on it's base like a rug frame...when it's on its' base, it isn't angled like a rug frame, but is flat across...I like that better than an angled lap frame because I turn my work :)

Blessings from the Farm!


Penny said...

Love it!! Great drab colors... perfect for Halloween!
Your tutorial was great! I may just give it a try one of these days, but I think I'd be all thumbs and would end up with floss heading everywhere. Kinda makes me think of myself trying to use the cookie gun my sister gave me years ago.... it's great, but you have to move quickly or the dough just comes out in big blobs. That's how I see my floss! You have a nice consistent flow to your punches.... you are an expert!! And something to aspire to.... Thanks for the tut.

Nancy from Widgets & Wool Primitives said...

Hi Lori, a couple of questions, the frame--does it have to be on an angle to punch or can it be like my puritan rug hooking frame,also,since I'm small--4'10" is it heavy for a lap frame?
Looks like Peter did a wonderful job. Any info would be helpful.

Thanks, Nancy

NMK said...

Your frame is really nice....could I use my rug hooking frame ? It has the grippers all around.....I don't like using a hoop, I find it easier to have more space to hold it.....and then I don't struggle trying ti iron out the creases.My frame is a Puritan too....Love your angel & the colors look so nice....Thank you again !

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

Nancy, just edited the post to answer your questions :)

I do use my rug frames for my needle punch projects, but I like this one because it adapts to different projects and seating...works for me! :)
~ Lori

jan said...

Thanks for the tutorial. I have been doing punchneedle for several years now and am looking forward to trying your 6-stand technique. I only used all six strands once on a larger pattern that called for it.

Could you show a photo of your gripper frame on it's base for the flat-on-the-lap position and give it's height? I was interested when I saw you using it at the VA Rugfest a few weeks ago.

... jan

Nancy from Widgets & Wool Primitives said...

I'm sold, when will one be available???
Soon I hope!

Jennie Lynn @ Appleseed Prim said...

OMG! You have no idea what joy seeing your "unsnipped" piece gave me. Going on a year now trying to teach myself punch needle (I'm a bit slow) and I gave myself such a hard time whenever I "pulled" a stitch. That single photo has now given me the courage to just shrug my shoulders and keep on punching. Thanks!

Jacqueline said...

Do you ever punch with wool strips and if so how do you like it compared to "regular" rug hooking?

primitivebettys said...

Wickedly nice! :-)

I am interested in a frame. Do you have an idea of the price? I was just talking to my husband the other day about wanting another. Let me know.

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I can definitely see the spots where you went back in and it's a great technique. It does give it an old concrete look that you see when it wears down and ages. Beautiful!

Michelle~Sugar House Creations said...

I can definitely see the spots where you went back in and it's a great technique. It does give it an old concrete look that you see when it wears down and ages. Beautiful!

The Humble Stitcher said...

Lori...I loved your tutorial and found it very helpful! How did you know I've recently started punching again after not doing it for years and needed a little refresher class to get me started!
Love your tombstone piece :)

Pam in IL said...

I've been looking a for a frame like yours. Would it be possible to do a post on just the frame with pictures of it in the different positions you wrote about? I need "visual aids" in order to understand what the different positions it folds into, lol.

Your pattern is so cool and I love seeing your work!

Bittersweetfolkart said...

It looks beautiful ..and thanks for sharing the video . I have yet to try punch needle .

JOLENE said...


Cherry's Prairie Primitives said...

It looks great!! can't wait to see it all finished. What a great idea about making and selling the frames!!

Margaret said...

Count me in on a frame,too. My large lock hoop won't accommodate a larger sized needlepunch design and I also hate wasting the extra cloth that has to be included to fit the hoop.

Rugs and Pugs said...

Lori ~
LOVE that pattern!
Hugs :)

imsteelefullofscrap said...

I so would love to learn how to do this it is so pretty

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