Saturday, March 31, 2012

Punch Needle

624 Sunday Social

Isn’t this pattern from “Threads That Bind” just the cutest thing? Love it, love it!  I am going to try and teach myself how to punch needle. Of course I am not starting with a design like this but hopefully I will be able to do this design someday! 

I ordered me a starter kit. The needle and threading it looks mighty intimidating to me, I hope I can do it!  Any pointers from you punchers out there?!

Wish me luck!

Mindy

13 comments:

  1. That is beautiful, I hope you can learn to do it. I have never tried it, but let us know how you do with it. Happy Saturday morning.

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  2. That is an adorable pattern.You will be able to do it in no time.The more you punch on a design the better it will look,when you first few rows of punching looks awful but once it is filled in it looks better.The needles aren't hard to thread either ,if you need any help just shoot me an email and I will help if I can.Have a great weekend!Hugs,Jen

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  3. Oops !I meant to say that the first few rows of punching usually looks awful but once the design begins to fill in it looks better.LOL!Hugs,Jen

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  4. Be sure to look for some video tutorials on YouTube - that will make it MUCH easier for you to learn! My friend punched that design - and then she enlarged it and made a hooked rug too - it's adorable!

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  5. Mindy....you are a talented gal, and I know you can do it and do it well !!
    1. always make sure that the opening to the needle where the thread is coming out is facing in the direction you are punching...
    2. Always make sure that your thread is not restricted and is free, otherwise you'll be punching along and realize your loops are coming out....lol
    3. if you are doing anything with letters or numbers, use a lesser number of strands for the lettering, and when you go to outline, make that row a little farther out away from the lettering or number so as not to " crowd" it and you'll be able to see the detail better.
    4. Just do it !!! you'll learn as you go like I did...trial and error my dear !!!
    5. ENJOY !!!
    Robin

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  6. Mindy~ I'm wanting to learn too so no tips.Who did you order the starter kit from? I'd love to find one with the needle and thread and printed canvas.I have a hoop.Love the sheep.Warm Blessings!~Amy

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  7. Never have tried needle punch, but have always loved the patterns. The sheep one is adorable!!! Be sure to share what you make!

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  8. Hi Mindy,very sweet sheep,love it. You will do great,if I can learn to rug hook,you can learn to needle punch,good luck,Francine.

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  9. I always wanted to try, the designs are lovely. you will do great!

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  10. Mindy~ Wishing you luck~I would love to try it~ I keep saying when I retire~ guess I have a few more years to go~ giggles~
    looking forward to seeing your work~
    smiles
    Teresa

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  11. Good luck in becoming a hooker!!! That design is perfect to look up too.
    -Steph-

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  12. I just love it. I am sure yours will look just as lovely.
    ~Janet

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  13. I know you'll catch on and do a great job. I love Shawn's designs. Can't wait to see your finished piece. ~Roberta

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