Thursday, December 18, 2008





I was looking thru my fabric storage area to-day for my punchneedle stuff. I thought I would take it back to Florida and do some butterflies for the new quilt. I came across a few that I had made to use in future projects. I have added a few pics. I am going to order the large dancing needle one from Pamela Gurney in Australia that uses 7 and 13mm silk ribbon for flowers. Think that will come in handy. I have made silk ribbon flowers on some baskets with the larger of the 3 needles that comes with mine but will only take 2 and maybe 4mm ribbon. It is a lot of fun if anyone is interested.

I am waving to my friend Barb here who was my sewing buddy in Florida until she up and left me for South Carolina. Now we have a long distance relationship - no all day shopping trips but sure can talk on the phone - eh Barb?

3 comments:

Allison Ann Aller said...

I never thought to use silk ribbon in a needlepunch...what an interesting idea! I wonder how it would work making leaves....

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Is a 'dancing needle' a pattern or an actual type of needle? You have my curiousity running rampant....

Mary Corbet said...

Oh, those are really nice motifs - I like the top left one best, as the threads are fuller. I've never actually seen punchneedle motifs that I like much - but these are great! They don't look so 'punchneedle-ish' - they look more like bundles of French knots.

OH - and wow. I think punchneedle would be super neat with RIBBON! I've never seen that - might be worth a squiz around to see if I can find some pictures online!