This class was so fun and Jenni is right - punch needle IS easy to learn. I am fairly handy with other needlecrafts, so I might have dreamed a bit large here. And also - warning to others: plan your design BEFORE you order your yarn OR plan your design according to the yarn you bought. I did neither of those... and ran out of the background yarn, so I am waiting for my re-order to be delivered.
Fortunately, the wonderful rug yarn supplier is right here in Maine, so I will get it quickly. Meanwhile, here's where I am so far.
I really just wanted to jump in, so I took some flowers I had already drawn and put them roughly into the colors I had bought.
Another warning: you will get obsessed and your hand will get tired. But that might not stop you.
This is Day one.
This is Day two or three...
Day Four and I ran out of yarn.
Quite a bit to clean up still on the top - some weird larger loops to snip, things like that. I'm hoping I can make this into a pillow top.
Mostly wishing I had chosen to do a SLIGHTLY smaller piece to start so I could have finished it in one go. But lesson learned.
Also, I am using the Oxford Punch Needle #10 and got my yarn from Seal Harbor Rug Co. (they have 200 colors!!!!) all wool. The blue background is variegated blues and greens.
Thank you, Jenni, for the great inspiration and instruction!! You DID make it super easy and fun.
UPDATED: Finished punching after getting more yarn - but I still haven't been able to get the proper fabric to make it into a pillow - Perhaps I should have planned a project before jumping in, but then I would have delayed all this fun.
I actually DO recommend just going for it. Even with my irregular loops and weird color choices, I am delighted with how it turned out. It's hard to go wrong when you make something with love, right?