My very first punchneedle! I had been collecting punchneedle patterns for quite a few years, thinking "I'll eventually do this at some point." I did take a class with a wonderful teacher at a quilt shop. I even used a vacation day for the class because I had been waiting to learn how to do it. There was a free kit with the class, and we used a specific hook and also a hoop. Several months later, I was at the Vermont Quilt Show, and bought a punchneedle frame, and also a different kind of hook. I actually really like punchneeding in this way better. I didn't mind the other hook and hoop, but I like the frame for myself, because you don't need to be tightening the cloth over and over again. When I purchased the frame and hook, it came with a free pattern, so had picked this little sheep. I am very new to finishing punchneede, so I just mounted the piece on to some wool and put a backing on to it. I have a little hook that it rests on that is hanging on the wall. Now, even though punchneedle isn't a project that I work on frequently, I do always have a project set up.
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