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Just finished this Needle Punch

Toledo, OR(Zone 8a)

I just finished this needle punch and now all I need to do is stitch it onto a nice linen pillow.

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Ottawa, ON(Zone 5a)

Wow that looks amazing!!! So many tiny stitches!!

(Barb) Manchester, NH(Zone 5a)

Great job Jan and I can "see" it on the linen. You are really getting good at the puch needle things..

Oracle , AZ(Zone 8b)

Such beautiful rich colors and it look so soft. I'm going to try punch needle one of these days. I already have a kit. Must finish a few more things first....... ;(

Northwest, MO(Zone 5a)

Gourd...did you create the design? It look fabulous....someday I want to try the craft as well.

Great work.

Debbie

Toledo, OR(Zone 8a)

actually it was a photograph of a gate that I want someone to build for me and I added the crow.
I took care of their 5 cats for a week and a half and he is making the gate for me. I just love it and am going to put in in my garden.

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Northwest, MO(Zone 5a)

Wow...you most certainly have a talent.

Toledo, OR(Zone 8a)

Deb, it is so easy watch a you tube video and you can learn in a couple of hours. Thats all I did. I never have taken any classes for any of my crafts.
Watch this video and you will get punch drunk too. hehehe. My blog name
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=671cjb-sLII


http://punchdrunkneedleworks.blogspot.com

Jan

Northwest, MO(Zone 5a)

But...to be able to turn a photograph into a needle punch is just amazing....how do you do that. Is there a way to enlarge the photograph and transfer over to canvas?

Toledo, OR(Zone 8a)

What I do is trace the main part onto some tracing paper then go over it with a transfer pen. When you put it on the cloth it is backwards but when you turn it over to the other side it is rightside .
You have to make up your own color scheme and decide what is important to add and what to delete, in other words the details are up to you. I did the same with this one.

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Toledo, OR(Zone 8a)

The finale out come

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Toledo, OR(Zone 8a)

Here is the beginning of the crow sitting on the gate. I traced the picture onto tracing paper then deleted what I didn't want to use and then I went over all the picture with a transfer pen then ironed it onto the fabric. Voila, that's all there is to it.

If you decide you want to try it I have several punch needles and would be happy to loan you one to see if it is something you like.

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