Karen Amadio Gates
Folk Art Designs
Punch Needle Miniatures
#105 Stars and Stripes
I did it! I finally finished my first punch needle! This is probably one of my oldest WIP's. In 2017 I set a goal for myself to learn/improve punch needle.
This is the back--not great, but acceptable. The finished piece measures 3" x 3." It was a learning piece. I used the Igolochkoy one strand punch needle. My two biggest challenges: the small needle made my hand cramp and keeping the weavers cloth drum tight in the hoop.
There is lots of detail in this guy and this may be more challenging than my skill level, but he would be a great piece for fall Thanksgiving.
It is a super cold (14 degrees) super snowy day in Music City and finishing one piece has given me motivation to return to my sheep project. Holding the Cameo needle is not as challenging as punching with the Igolochkoy.
AppleJack spray painted and distressed a cigar box for me. With the addition of twisted cord and quilt batting it will be finished just in time to celebrate President's Day in February.