Monday, February 9, 2009

Oriental Punch Art

There wasn't a iota of hesitation about this wonderful punch hook portrait. I found it at a thrift shop and told Jack of all Trades....."I have to have this." *SIGH* "I know." It is really beautiful, it is made with silk yarn that has a knotted texture. Punch hooking is done with a shuttle like tool that does what the title states, it punches the thread and that's all. I don't have a embroidery punch hook, I have a rug punch hook, I don't think that will work in this application. What to do when I got my portrait home and discovered it wasn't finished?

Geeish, I must of been to excited about my new found treasure to notice the shrub was undone. Why go so far and not finish? The best I could do was french knots and the outline stitch for the snow on the branches.


It works. I know this post can't really message how fragile this photo is.....just look at the back of this punch hook and see the spots that aren't punched! I had to be so careful as to not pull any stitch!



Everyone loves it, it is nice. I framed it in another thrift shop special. An old plaster frame with missing decorative accents, sprayed in a brown stain, padded with batting and the portrait placed so the flaw of a water stain won't show (it was one the bottom, really bad!)





Again, it works. Perfect for the blue room. C & G Design.


8 comments:

tina said...

Yes, it is perfect in the blue room. Matches perfectly. You did good to finish it. I would love to see it in person.

Skeeter said...

That is really neat. I dont believe I have seen such a work of art before now...

Sit-N-Chat said...

Very pretty. I always think about the person who put in all that time... what were her thoughts, her needs, her loves? Where is she now? Di/does she know Jesus?

Have a great week. My Internet service has been down and back today. Yea!

Jennifer

Kathleen said...

I have never seen this type of work before....I just love it. You were so talented to finsih it off so nicely. It looks great in the frame and hung on the wall. Wasn't yesterday a warm day....back down to 2 below this AM, hugs, Kathleen

Jean said...

It is gorgeous and I love the frame. Another good find.

lola said...

I've never seen this type of work before. It is lovely. You did a great job & that frame is out of this world.

Protector of Vintage said...

Gosh, I had never heard of punch hooking. You did a beautiful finishing it. Very pretty.

Protector of Vintage said...

Oops, I meant to say you did a beautiful job finishing it. I need to get to bed. Take care~