I love to do needle punch! I just finished up this quick piece that measures about 9 1/2 inches across. I thought I would share with you a different way to finish the edge.
Here is what I did.....Trim backing of weavers cloth around project and baste to back of punched piece. Cut out a piece of wool the same size as project and lay on the back.
Blanket stitch with wool thread or embroidery floss....I used wool thread on mine.
Here is the blanket stitching. I made sure to go all the way through the wool backing and just a little into the basted back weavers cloth right next to the last punched row.
A little closer look :)
This is what the back of the wool looks like as I blanket stitch all around.
Now for the crochet edge. I used a D size crochet hook and within every other blanket stitched area I worked one single crochet, one double crochet, and one single crochet creating a little scallop then in the next blanket stitch space I slip stitched then repeated in the next blanket stitch 1 sc, 1 dc, 1 sc, then next blanket stitch space slip stitch, continue to repeat around.
Next I took a needle and thread and securely stitched around the wool to the punched piece just to make sure everything was right up to the edge of the punched piece.
Here is the back
and once again the front!
Just another simple way to finish a punch needle project!