Friday, June 20, 2014

New Punch Needle Pattern!

This week I was being lazy and then I got an idea, which led to another idea and a new punch needle design. I was browsing and looking at antique pails and got the idea, why not make a punch needle that looks like an antique pail.

The design was done with dmc floss, with a mix of 3 and 6 strands. One problem is the needles are not the same size in heights, so I had to fix a few things after I finished and it still is a bit messy. I wanted to work it in a #1 height and now I know, stay with the #2 height, I do better with that.

I finished it off by using a rusty wire for the handle and then aged it with walnut ink. I tried taking photos in different areas, but nothing worked to show off how it really looks. I was going for an old rusty pail.

If you would like to make your own, I have a link to the pattern and it is also on my ecrater site. For my epatterns, I give a color photo, a black and white drawing and basic colors, that I used. I think my hand needs a break, way too much punching so time for a break.

And this is my week for a break. It is our anniversary tomorrow and Bill took the week off, so you know where I will be. I want to go to Connecticut and paddle in some of the places we went to. I love paddling during the weekdays, no crowds. Unfortunately they need Bill tomorrow night for a 12 hour test session, so we will go for a local paddle tomorrow so he can get some rest before he goes in. The weather will be sunny and hot, so hopefully nothing goes wrong and we can enjoy a beautiful week on the water.


moosecraft said...

This needlepunch is gorgeous! Beautiful design and the finish of a pail is very clever! Love it! Happy Anniversary to you both and enjoy the paddling!!!

Orange Sink said...

Wow! I love this design and the way it turned out! Someday I need to get serious about punch needle!
Happy Anniversary! It sounds like a wonderful way to celebrate!
Cathy G

Anna said...

You are amazing! I was showing off my eye glass case to girlfriends this week...including 2 of them that invested in punch needle last year but yet to have made one, lol

Jacque. said...

What a fun idea! Happy Anniversary to you and Bill. Enjoy your time together.

Lori said...

That pattern is so cute Debbie. Enjoy your time off with hubby!!

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Soggibottom said...

Lovely pattern and will think of you paddling away :-) x x x