Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Oxford Punching with Scraps of Yarn

I always have lots of yarn scraps left over from projects and a great way to use them up is to put them in an oxford punch scrappy project.

  This little mat will be a great place to put hot items on since it is made of wool or a nice place for a cup of hot cocoa and a small dish of cookies!

If you have never tried oxford punch needle it is very easy to just need an oxford punch needle, monks cloth, linen, or even burlap will work and yarn, wool strips, or strips of fabric, a frame such as a lip lock style quilting hoop or a gripper frame like the ones used for rug hooking, and a sharp pair of scissors.

The grandkiddo's usually spend about 2 days a week together.  These cousins are almost like a brother and sister.....very protective of one another and love to share pizza and some time playing and watching a few cartoons!  They do keep me entertained with what they can come up with :)  

Happy Trails.....Ginger


kathyinozarks said...

I love all the scrappy colors-pretty
my surprise winnings came in todays mail-thank you so much. Kathy

WoolenSails said...

Wonderful punched piece and I do like the idea of using my scrap wools in a rug. I would like to make larger ones and Bill made me a larger frame, but too big and hard to hold that in my lap, lol.


Three Sheep Studio said...

You are so very talented Ginger !
I just read Saundra's post (from woodland junction) about your patterns.
Beautiful work.
The oxford punch is very fun.

Saundra said...

I've never hooked with the Oxford punch but understand it goes fast. Maybe one day I'll venture there but think I'd use wool strips so that I wouldn't need to add more yarn to my already overflowing wool yardage supply.

Thanks for the giveaway and hope you noticed I gave you a rave review on my blog.


Farm Girl said...

Thank you so much for the goodies that arrived yesterday. They are so lovely and I can't wait to use them and I love the bird.
I can't believe how big your munchkins have got. I love that picture.