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Completed wall hanging..

for my aunt.


I did not use any wadding, instead I stitched the design on two layers (for the middle I used another thin cotton fabric) and used same mustard fabric for the backing. Then using the running stitch, sewed around the design to hold all three layers together.




The finished piece measures roughly 36x23 inches. I do like the combination of mustard, purple and blues. I hope my aunt likes it too. She only saw the initial sketch.




here is my third attempt on punch needle;

working side                                                                                                              completed side




I added  a backing with some woolen fabric using the blanket stitch.

this piece measures roughly around 7x5 inches. There is lot to improve, as you can see some of the loops are way to long; they are not on a equal length.



I found this design on google images.



Hope you have a wonderful Easter/Passover weekend,

Thank you for stopping by,

till next time,

xox,
Gaia



Learning to Punch !

On a recent trip to Germany my brother got above Punch Needle kit for my mum but she was not that interested try; to begin all the instructions are in German.  So it was passed on to me, since I like to learn all sorts of crafts.
The kit include a frame, three needles, a threader, piece of fabric,  some yarn, and few transferable patterns.

Thanks to youtube and google, here is my punching ...


first attempt
 I used several types of fabric to find the most suitable one. Still not sure what type would be the best.

second attempt


I drew my own pattern free hand on the fabric.
I am yet to learn how to best hold the needle and, to apply right amount of tension when pulling the thread. Well...there is always a third attempt :)

I wonder this is going to be as addictive as crochet !



some progress on the wall quilt..





Thank you for stopping by,

Hope you are having a wonderful day,

till next time,
xox
Gaia