Category: "Needlework"

Morgan Lap Stand - best of both worlds

by brae  

I've shown you the wonderful wooden Baby Z Lap Frame I have to hold my needlework projects.  It's portable and well made.  It is relatively heavy, but that works well to hold it in place while in use. I've also shown you the Morgan No-Slip hoop that… more »

Tulip Rug - 1 hour

by brae  

I have my floss wound on bobbins and the pattern transferred to my fabric.  I also adjusted the blue tip on the needle to make a shorter stitch.  The Tulip Rug has so much detail, that I thought a shorter pile would work better. It looks cleaner on the… more »

Prairie Rug II - stitching complete

by brae  

I finished stitching the Prairie Rug II with 24.75 hours of stitching time, which is a lot less than I put into the first one that I never finished.  As I mentioned, I had a better handle on the technique so I was able to work more quickly. I need to g… more »

Punchneedle tips and tricks

by brae  

I'm not an expert on punchneedle, but several people have contacted me about it so I decided to make a blog post with some of the things I've encountered.  I haven't finished a punchneedle rug, but when I do I will add those instructions here. - Read th… more »

Arts and Crafts Tulip Rug in punchneedle

by brae  

For Mt. Sydney Chalet, I need two large area rugs. I've been working on the beautiful Prairie Rug II from Mitchell's Interiors for the living area on the first floor. For the bedroom, I chose a much more intricate design: L.R. Resources Inc. Arts and Crafts Blue Rug. I like to call it the Tulip Rug, though. :D The Prairie rug gave me a primer with the materials, and the Tulip rug will challenge me. more »

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