Saturday, March 6, 2010

Easter Bunny Punch Needle

I am at it again, I can't help myself. I love to punch and create wonderful designs.
This wonderful design is from A Twigs N Sprigs pattern. I just love her designs and love working on them.

You should check out the links on her site, I noticed today that she has some gatherings that you and your friends or shops can participate in, that sounds like fun. She has lots of free designs, but don't forget to support our fellow crafters, when you can, by buying their patterns, as well. Her designs will work for any type of crafting that you enjoy.

I changed my piece up a little. He had a sign, so I decided that besides the beautiful flower, he has a basket of carrots for his Easter Love. I really had fun punching him, he is just so cute. The piece will be up for sale on ebay, later tonight.

To answer the question: Is punching like rug hooking?
Punch needle is worked with a tool, sort of like a fat pen, that you thread your floss through. You work through the back of your material and punch to the front side, where you will see the loops, when you are finished. With rug hooking, you have a hook, similar to a crochet style and you pull your loops up from the front side. You usually use wool strips with rug hooking, but there are those who use yarn and other materials.

13 comments:

Karen said...

What a cute bunny! You do the best projects.

Brenda said...

He is adorable! Nice work! B=)

kelley said...

I love it Debbie...another prim prefection piece!

appleberrycottage said...

Cute bunny! :) I only do punch needle, and haven't gotten into rug hooking. (yet) I prefer the smaller scale projects, so punching fits right in. It's so easy to take along, too.
Laura

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh he turned out so goooooddd!!! I love twigs designs..I have alot of them in machine embroidery..:) have a great weekend.:)

Jacque. said...

Hey Debbie. WOW, you are really doing some wonderful work with these pieces. Prim and adorable. What can I say? AWESOME!!

sewtakeahike said...

awww, cute! I have a punch needle set up and haven't used it yet. so many things to do!

Deb said...

Very cute finish! I am definitely going to have to try it. I just love the results!!

Kathy (woolfind) said...

Very sweet Debbie!

Melissa said...

He's so cute.

Thanks for explaining the difference between punchneedle and rug hooking.

Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

When the Easter Bunny comes to my house I hope he looks like that!

Pat

Cat Haven Crafts said...

Looks adorable next to your other two punched bunnies!

Michelle (Shell) May said...

Just so adorable! How fun!