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« on: January 07, 2008 07:44:48 PM »

Hi all,
I am new to the Craftster network, exploring one forum at a time- and thrilled to see some other ladies (and gents, I assume) that still do needlework.

I have recently started punch embroidery, and I am having so much fun! I am just wondering if there are others who do punch embroidery, and have some projects to share (I have seen a lot of traditional styles in my searches- lots of flower baskets, quite reminiscent of my grandmother.....).

I said the other day that I am tempted to leave my job behind and spend all day doing crafty things.

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« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2008 10:53:13 AM »

hello and welcome to Craftster!!! i did punch embroidery years ago - in the early 90's. then i put it away for some reason  Huh - something shinier must've caught my eye. then, as i was going to sleep last night i remembered my Purr-fect Punch kit. i got up to see if i still had it and i did!!! i just started doing it again today and i'm remembering how much i enjoy it. like you, i thought i'd check Craftster to see if anyone is doing it and here i am, talking to you!  Cheesy

what are you working on? or are you just playing right now. i'm still in the playing around stage - remembering how to do this and that. what fun to rediscover something that i really like and i already have it!! nothing to buy...yet.


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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2008 11:18:45 AM »

I've done a few punch projects and enjoyed them.  They were purchased kits and I flew thru them.  I haven't ventured into designing anything myself.  I'd like to see what you're up to  Smiley  Maybe you can inspire me to leave my knitting/embroidery projects!
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« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2008 12:33:52 AM »

I just got my first punch embroidery needle.  I'm having trouble with my embroidery hoop though, it doesn't hold the fabric tight enough.  Also, what type of fabric do you recommend?  I tried cotton, just for practice, and afterwards it was just torn to bits!
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« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2008 01:13:58 AM »

I had an easy punch back in the 80s  Grin I  bought a punch needle last year to try again and STILL haven't used it **hangs head in shame**

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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2008 02:45:24 PM »

My mom recommended punch embroidery to me this summer, and I just bought all of the supplies + a few kits over the holidays.  I've finished 1 1/2 kits and really enjoy the medium.  It's kind of addictive though . . . I end up punching until my hand hurts just because I want to see the pattern emerge. 

I have a few more kits to do and then I think I'll be in a position to start thinking about creating designs/moving past "canned" patterns.

The one thing that I haven't quite figured out (but haven't spent much time contemplating) is what I'll do with the completed pieces.  One can only have so many framed pieces and pillows in a given apartment.   Grin

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« Reply #6 on: March 14, 2008 01:03:07 PM »

My dad does punch embroidery... After I give him my needlework i plan on getting him onto this site  (dont want him to see my posted project.... its for him)
But he also quilts and ALWAYS comes up with his own patterns and such.

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