– 175 – punch needle cushion

(… nothing like a good title right?)

I really loved making this; for a while I thought of framing it because I wasn’t sure how to turn into a cushion but in the end, after a little internet search I worked it out and I’m glad I did…

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Punch needle is becoming a mild obsession of mind and I’m kind of thinking what else I can sneak around the house made this way.   Way back then, when I was a nanny, the family took me with them visiting an old aunt who obviously was mad into yoyo quilts and everything was made out of fabric yoyo… quilts on the sofas, pillows, lampshades, bedspreads… it was a riot of colour and fun.  Bonkers.  I could become like that.

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I used Rowan big wool which is really really soft and my trusty Oxford Punch needle.  I’m a little nervous in using this pillow too much so it’s a bit of a test.  I’ve been told that actually punch needles fabric is very durable… but it’s a little scary.

Anybody using it for a pillow fight would be defenestrated.  Instantly.  Without a trial.

Forewarned is forearmed.

 

 

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