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 me... chasing kittens, puttering in the gardens or talking to the trees...I collect old & odd things.
I pull wool & cotton through linen. I walk barefoot in my garden and throw my head back and cackle when I laugh... I love where I am & who I'm with
~ I am a good witch...

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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

12 comments:

DSFinn said...

Love to see your creativity at work. Always surprising us.

Susie Hoover said...

Looking beautiful ... love the colors & texture! One day I'll get time and brave enough to pull out my punch needle and learn how to use it!!! Hahahaha!

Anonymous said...

This is excellent, Lori!!!

LooseEnds said...

Beautiful!

littlemancat said...

I'm just in awe of your beautiful work and creativity!
Mary

NMK said...

Love this pattern too & your yummy color choices !!!

Arsal said...

Useful blog
Wool Rugs

elaine allerton said...

Lori,,,
Love this!
Love the yarn,,,,
You will have that done in no time!
Thanks for sharing,,,,

DianeM said...

Wow! This is gorgeous <3

Karen said...

I think this is my favorite of your work! I wish I knew how you do this. I have the punch, a wool cutter, not much wool, but haven't tried it yet! Soon. I will have to get an Oxford punch!

Karen in NC

Jacqueline said...

Love the soft colors in your sheep rug

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