Down a dirt road, past fields and deep woods ~
stands a humble little farmhouse wearing chippy white paint and a rusty tin roof...
it's here at our beloved Notforgotten Farm that you will find us...chasing our kittens, puttering in the herb gardens, or talking to the trees.
...

Our Needlework Shop & Studio
is located here at our farm:
3530 Tye River Road
Amherst, Virginia 24521
ph. 434-263-6508
email ~ notforgottenfarmwitch@gmail.com

Due to Covid-19 Health restrictions, the Shop & Studio at Notforgotten Farm is CLOSED until further notice...

Our ETSY Shop is Always Open!
visit our Etsy Shop by clicking on any one of the thumbnail photos below or going to
www.Notforgottenfarm.etsy.com



Tuesday, February 13, 2018

~ I'm a Punchy Hooker ~

 Happy Tuesday Friends & Folk!

~ another grey day here at the farm....but who's complaining?
the temps are in the 40's today, so hopefully that will kill off SOME of the blasted beetles
 we have here in the farmhouse & shop!!

anyhoo, moving forward:

I have finished hooking all of the Tombstone Sheep rug's motifs
using 1/4" wool strips.


and now I have flipped the rug over on my Floor Frame
and am punching the background with an Oxford #10 rug punch needle
and beautiful hand dyed wool yarn from Ali Strebel Designs in "Sky Blue"

If you don't own an Oxford Rug Punch Needle, 
... you can still use the yarn by simply hooking with it ~ 


 depending on my mood, and how fast I want my project to be finished ~
I'll switch between my punch & trusty hook!
{punching goes waaaaay quicker ~ fyi }


~ the basket on my sheep's back is blue.
and now I'm using blue for the background.
although not the exact shade of blue, and the basket is hooked with a textured wool strip...
so, three guesses as to what I might do next?
  I may leave it, or I may reverse-hook.
one never knows....


I have an idea for a funky finish to the edges of this project,
once it is steamed and bound.

we'll see.

Next time I post,
I should be finished with this ~
Blessings from the Farm
 ~ Lori

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