Have you wondered what to do with your punch needle pieces? Well, a few of us got together to give you our ideas and tips for finishing off punch needle pieces.
The ideas and photos here are submitted by:
Cindy, www.homespunfromtheheart.com &
Shelly & Sue
We hope that these ideas, links, and photos will inspire you to start punchin. If you are new to needle punching, read our basic Punch Needle Tutorial.
You can set your punches in a variety of vintage finds or things you can find in craft supply stores. Try setting them inside or on:
Canning jar lids for ornies, on top of a jar lid, or just as a little decoration.
Woden spoons – This is one my favorites I got from Sue:
Bottle caps as pins or magnets.
And look what Shelly did for her daughter by making them into hairbows!
Wooden frames – you can stitch them to a piece of wool or leave them stained on the weaver's cloth.
Old book – I made this into a pocket on woolfelt backing after I covered an old book in homespun.
More ideas for finishing off your punch needle pieces by setting them in or on:
*Altoid tins-any size
*rusty tin plates
*papier mache boxes-put PN piece on lid or sides of box
*wooden spools- wraps
*cinnamon stick frames
Be sure to checkout Sue's Gallery page that has great variety of pictures of finished PN pieces: http://www.thepunchinfool.com/tpfgallery.htm
Other neat things to make:
*needle keeps-little wool felt booklets to hold your needles and such
*pin keeps-little pillows stuffed with wool for your pins
Megan's working on these ornies:
A few of us have done some experimenting with dolls and needle punch:
As a necklace, use woolfelt to back it and stitch a ribbon to go around the doll's neck.
Stitch it to an apron, dress, etc.
This year, I made a woolfelt blanket and stitch a finished punch to it, then to a Halloween kitty.