Sunday, April 29, 2007
Looks like a couple of the loops are out of place. That's ok...I can just nudge them back with a needle. This one is 2.5"x2.5". The fabric is Irish linen. I read somewhere that you shouldn't use 100% cotton as the needle will cut the fabric instead of punching through. I only had 100% cotton Aida or Irish linen. I thought the linen would be stronger. It was difficult to work with as the needle did cut the fabric strands. I had to make sure the needle punched between. If I were to use linen again for punchneedle, I think it would be better to wash the fabric first. It was really stiff to work with. Good for cross stitch but not so good for punchneedle.
Gillian, thanks for the info on your rug. It sounds like yarn was used instead for bigger rugs. I can't imagine how long it would take to make something that size with embroidery floss! :0