Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Valdani, Beads And Wool...

Valdani Perle Cotton Thread, Czech Glass Beads 

We have been having stormy weather for days.
I don't mind one bit...
perfect for drinking tea and stitching.

**  Several people have asked where to get
the Wool charm scissor fob...
I purchased the Wool charm from Ali Strebel.
It can be found on her website, HERE.  **

Punch Needle Embroidery

Often I will complete Punchneedle designs
and then wait until the thought strikes me for
how to finish them.  This works for me because I 
don't like forcing a finish and not really liking
the outcome.

I love these rich and warm shades of wool 
and as soon as I saw them together,
I knew they would work with 'Seaside Fancy'.

The warm honeycomb borders the punchneedle,
while the teal and caramel plaid will cover the pillow.

I am partial to bead work,
however a plain blanket stitch to edge the pillow
would have worked well also.

I like to use Czech Glass Beads, size 6/0, 
for finishing edges.
Go to Beaded Blanket Stitch, to learn more.

Punchneedle pillow measures 16in. x 16in.
Both, front and back are covered in wool.

To learn more about finishing into a pillow,

There are so many great ways to finish your 
punchneedle work.  There is no right or wrong way.
Do you have a favorite way to finish ?

Enjoy your day...


  1. Great finish! That teal/caramel wool is a favorite of mine. It hooks up really cool.
    I wish we'd get some stormy weather. We could surely use it.
    Hugs :)

  2. It is so beautiful Rose. I love your finishes. You know the last time I tried beads, I hadn't had my eyeballs fixed so I couldn't see them and it was so terrible the way I sewed and lost them. I will have to try it again and see if I can come up with something. Your work is beautiful.

  3. Such a pretty finish! How many tubes/bottles of beads did your pillow take? I recently bought a couple tubes of black beads - we'll see how long it takes me to try this edge myself....

  4. Beautiful finish, Rose! The woolens you chose compliment your punched pieced perfectly!

  5. It looks beautiful! I like all your finishes : ) I also like your cute little WOOL fob : )

  6. LOVE your finish on this beautifully done pillow, Rose! The beading is wonderful!

    Hugs, Linda

  7. I just love the teal and browns together....esp. that plaid! Your beading is wonderful and makes such a nice finish. I don't really have a favorite finish, but am always inspired by yours! :)

  8. So very pretty. Perfect weather for your project.


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