Happy Sunday friends & folk ~
H O T
one on tap today here in VA ~
I'll be staying in and working on the first punch needle design
for my Harvest/Hallowe'en releases to come….
this one is titled
the inspiration for this design came from my recent visit to Connecticut
where I visited a few of my very favorite ancient graveyards ~
This design, however, is thee very first one I'm punching entirely in
W O O L
I carry Waverley tapestry/needlepoint wools here in the shop in a rainbow of colors…
~ the worsted wool yarn comes in 3 ply
here is a snap of my great Wall of Wool here in the shop ~
(this was taken last Fall)…but you can see all of those luscious colors!!!
|(only 109 days till Hallowe'en!)|
I went ahead and color planned my work using my favorite DMC floss colors
(click HERE to see my color palette)
then I picked the colors of wool yarns that matched closest to the DMC floss colors that I wan to use ~
the wools have numbers, but I am going to name them to make it easier for me to know which is which.
Punching with these wools lends a very old and authentic look to my work ~
the way the loops form are not shiny like floss…
the finished look resembles more of a miniature hooked piece.
Since these wools are 3x (ply) I separate them into 1 x (ply) and punch with that
threaded into my Cameo/Ultra Punch Needle with medium tip (needle)
(the only punch needle I use & highly recommend for this technique)
Using the wool, I set my punch needle onto the lowest, or #1 position (height) ~
the results of this is a nice low pile ~ perfectly prim.
I'll work on this today and share photos of my progress a little later on ~
* Blessed be *