I've been busy preparing for a rug hooking Hook In that I am vending at with Saltbox Primitives in Warsaw, MO on Sept. 6th...I'm pretty excited about it! These rugs were ALL made from last weekend to Thursday using the Amy Oxford Punch Tool. It is a fast way to "hook" a rug for sure! The larger design took about 2 days to punch and the two smaller chair pads took about a half day each. The Oxford Punch is used pretty much just like a Punchneedle, only it is much easier because you can punch in any direction and of course the wool covers the design quicker. Using a punch instead of a hook gives a bit less organized look to the loops. But I like the look as an option to the more organized rug hooking. And you know me...I love to find quick ways to do the more traditional arts!
I have the oxford punch listed on the website if you are interested. They come with instructions and a stitch gauge. You can find them HERE at Traditional Primitives.com at the bottom of the page. This punch works well with a #7 or #8 wool strip, or of course bulky yarn for rugs. It's another great tool! If you are interested in buying the patterns, send me a quick note and I'll list prices for you. They are not added to the site yet..
I am loving this art...just what I needed ...another passion I can't seem to put down ! Has anyone used their new starch brush yet? I'd love to hear how you like it!
One more thing...I am now on Instagram! I finally joined so I could see some fun pics of my kids and that made me realize it's time to make an account for my business. Follow me for quick updates of what I'm up to! Search for Traditional.Primitives to find me!