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Topic: A Literal Stab at Needlepunch = Tote Bag Revamp!  (Read 775 times)
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« on: June 18, 2008 02:46:23 PM »

I hadn't done punch needle embroidery but it looked easy to pick up (it was), so I thought I'd give it a stab. I did. Several times, in fact. (The sordid details are posted on my blog http://condo-blues.blogspot.com/2008/06/easy-tote-bag-revamp-or-my-stab-at.html  .)

Since I couldn't give a bloodstained project away as a gift as I originally planned, I sewed it over the corporate logo of a free canvas bag I got at Race For the Cure. My cute little Bag of Holding now looks like this.



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« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008 03:10:27 PM »

That's beautiful!  No one can see the DNA...but I'm sorry you hurt yourself.

Out of curiosity, what exactly is punch needle embroidery?  (I've only just begun to embroider, and I am emphatically with you on not being a counted cross stitch kind of gal...great for other people--not me).
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« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2008 06:20:23 PM »

My pal told me about Punch but I've never tryed it either.
But with your added DNA you can prove it's yours should anyone ever try to yank it from ya.   Wink
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« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2008 10:42:28 AM »

Out of curiosity, what exactly is punch needle embroidery?  (I've only just begun to embroider, and I am emphatically with you on not being a counted cross stitch kind of gal...great for other people--not me).

For needlepunch you don't do any special stitches per se, you just poke the threaded needle in and out of the cloth to make a loopy stitch. You have to tie the floss off (or glue it) when you've finished a color or you could pull out your stitches.

I really liked doing it and I'll probably give it another stab (heh Cheesy) because it was quick and easy. The only downside is that I'd never be able to do this craft on an airplane because the punch needle I have is _hugh_ and I'd doubt security would let me take it on a plane. 
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