Friday, March 4, 2011

~*Oxford Punching Progress*~

These were punched today...




They aren't too large - only about 7 by 9 inches each. I'm happy that the punching is progressing. There are still a few wonky strips in there... but I've been able to make some of them better. It is possible to 'hook' them to correct them. Or... like some that were wonky... I just left them & will accept them as they are. Maybe I'll just let the wonky be primitive?

I was asked if I have punched with yarn. I have done this before. I used some acrylic department store yarn & didn't really like it. I tried some cotton yarn the other day... and didn't like it yet either. In fact, that was one of the pieces I threw in the trash. But... I'm sure I will try yarn again. I am determined not to give up on this!

Wishing you all warm smiles...

Betty

11 comments:

  1. I love these! I am just now getting started with needlepunching and rug hooking. Is it not too hard? Any tips?

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  2. I love them!!!! I wish I could use wool strips to punch with but I just can't get the hang of it! I use the wool yarn. Maybe one day I will sit down and try again!! Have a great weekend.
    (millstonemercantile)

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  3. I think they are great!! I have just started rug hooking, using wool strips. I've never tried yarn. I have the Oxford hook, but prefer the regular hooks. I had trouble until I watched a how to video and now I'm doing so much better. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. Betty, try wool yarn. I actually hooked my first rug with yarn (well, small decorative pieces, not an actual rug). I just blogged about it not too long ago actually. You can see what it looks like (remember, I used a regular hook, not a punch).

    http://sugarhousecreations.blogspot.com/2011/02/digging-out-old-stuff.html

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  5. OH...I didn't even know that you could use wool strips with the punch...I have always used wool yarn and love it...maybe I'll have to try it with the wool strips...what size are they cut?

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  6. Betty...your Oxford punch is looking great. Love the Prim one. Keep on punching!!!

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  7. They are looking fabulous!!! And you're pretty quick with it too!

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  8. When I use my oxford punch with both wool strips and wool rug yarn, I use a large Morgan Hoop. It holds my fabric really taut and I can lay it flat on a table or my bed (late night crafter)and punch through without hitting the surface underneath. My loops are nice and even. I tried using a regular hooked rug frame when I started and got the same uneven loops that you have been getting. Your designs are really cute, keep punching!!!!

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  9. This really intrigues me!! I love needle punch and am just starting with rug hooking and I think punching would be easier. I will have to look into this. So gald you showed some finished pieces. As usual, all your work is so inspiring!!

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  10. Hi Betty, You have come a long ways with your punch needle using wool stripes. Love both creations. The one thing I learned was to keep trying. WARM SMILES Lenzie

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