|This was my very first attempt (Self Taught) at needle punching.|
I bought the needle punch at a local alpaca festival
Was given very good verbal instructions and decided to give it a go!
This is the right side of the work
|When punching, ALL work is done|
on the reverse (wrong) side.
I simply hand drew (no pattern)
a heart, threaded the punch needle
and began carefully going in one direction...
|After the outline was done, I realised I didn't have|
anymore of the same coloured DMC floss
so I made due with my spare stash of floss
and filled in the middle part.
Again, this is a view of the right side of the work.
|This is the view from the back (wrong side) of the work.|
I used an embroidery hoop that had a lip on it,
so it did not slip while I was punching.
|This is view of the wrong side of project|
and using the special frame, pulling fabric 'drum tight'
really helps with keeping punching even and steady.
|Once finished I pull off frame, cut around project|
leaving about an inch and a half margin
then I turn to back side
and whip stitch to back of project.
|I found this great little frame at a charity shop|
and decided to attach it to the front of the glass.
I think it worked out great!
|This was my third attempt to continue needle punching.|
I drew 'Maryland' out on the weavers cloth, stretched it
onto the frame and began using DMC floss
I thought would work best...
|Because I decided to use a smaller piece of the weavers cloth|
I had to attach it to a few smaller pieces of muslin cloth
so it would fit on my frame.
|After completing all the punching,|
I tried the fabric, turned under and did
a whip stitch to attach to back on work.
|Found this great frame at the same charity shop as before.|
This time I mounted the work UNDER the glass
to keep it from collecting dust.