Monday, January 13, 2014

Dancing Bunnies Needlepunch!

Well, I finally feel human enough to start working on my projects. Yesterday was the first day I could sit up and still, long enough to work on my punch needle piece.

This punch needle design was a kit that I won from Ginger at Primitives By The Light Of The Moon. I have used my wool yarn in punching and found it hard to do, so I was worried about how I would do with Ginger's kit.

I really love the yarn that comes with the kit, the colors are beautiful, nice variation in the colors and it punches through weavers cloth easier than floss. Another thing about kits, is they always give you too little and you run out of yarn, but Ginger adds enough to finish the piece and extra to put into another project. The yarn in the background came from the same skein. It was really fun to just punch in areas and see how the colors came out, as I went.

After I finished my piece, I made it into a pillow and antiqued it. The rabbits were shades of white but the walnut turned them all brown, but I do like the antique look it has now. Of course the flash lightens it more. The border is a shade of green and blue yarn, that I twisted and sewed around the edge.

If you would like to make one of your own, you can visit her Etsy shop, Prairie Moon Primitives, which includes the pattern, weavers cloth and wool yarn.


14 comments:

Kris said...

This is soooo darling and I love that you antiqued the bunnies!! Perfect!!

Julie Fukuda said...

Those bunnies are just too cute! A kit that goes together that nicely must be a real joy. Are those usually intended as pillows? It looks perfect.

Three Sheep Studio said...

This is so precious !
Love these gleeful bunnies.
Rose

moosecraft said...

This is super cute! Good to know that Ginger is dyeing wool thread for Cameo punches... I always thought it was regular yarn for oxford punch... lol! Glad you are feeling better!

Jacque. said...

Cute needle punch! Glad you're feeling better these days.

acorn hollow said...

I am so sorry you have been not feeling well. I was down a bit but a couple of days of rest I felt pretty good. I need to pull out my punch needle I have done one small piece but I am not very good at it. I just love this piece a wonderful job.
Cathy

Kate said...

The bunnies are adorable!
Hope you're feeling 100% quite soon.

The Evening Stitcher said...

Love the design, Deb. I don't think I have ever punched with wool thread. The color are beautiful...so antique looking!

jennifer768 said...

Lovely pillow! I really enjoy Ginger's patterns.Have a wonderful day.Hugs,Jen

Soggibottom said...

I really like this Debbie. Beautifully made.
:-) x x x

Rugs and Pugs said...

Happy to hear you are feeling better.
LOVE your dancing bunnies!!!
Hugs :)
Lauren

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Love the way you used the bunnies for a pillow. It turned out great. Hope you get better with each new day!

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

That is a really cute pillow!!! Love the edge finish, too!!

Anna said...

what a crack up. somehow this looks like a famous painter design...can't think of who it is though.lol