A Passion for Punch: Part Four
A Calendar Hanger for Autumn
Punch a pumpkin for autumn!
Autumn is my favorite time of year. The frosty mornings and crisp sunny days, the glorious riot of color from the changing leaves, fresh apples, and the fabulous scent of warm spices or wood smoke in the air as we light the woodstove in the evenings to chase away the chill. With so many wonderful things about fall, I had a hard time choosing just one motif for this season’s design. I finally chose the pumpkin; the rounded shape is the perfect opportunity to showcase the technique of punching with both wool strips and wool yarn.
Combining wool strips and yarn in one piece is a great way to add interest and texture and, with practice, it is just as easy to punch wool strips as it is to hook with them.
We will use two different Oxford punch needles: a #10 Regular and a #13 or #14 Fine. If you don’t have multiple needles, please make the pattern using what you have: just adjust your materials accordingly.