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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

INSPIRATION FROM A CHAIR.


WHAT?  
This is a photo of the top part of the chair that I painted...
'ONE NATION UNDER GOD'
  About 30 years ago I was a member of  'Desert Quail Tolers', here in the Apple Valley, Ca. area.  I was asked if I would be interested in painting a salvaged high school library chair.  It was very solid after years of use and made from sturdy oak.  The DQT would then sell tickets and have an auction for this wonderful piece of history at their upcoming, annual boutique.  All went very well, and the winner was delighted to take this wonderful chair home with her.  
Sadly, it was not me. 

Recently, I came across my sketches and pattern from this chair while hubs and I were cleaning out stuff in the garage.
I love this "American Eagle".
Wonder how it would do for a punch needle design???
Yes, I tweaked it a bit an am hoping it works.
Here are some photos of my works in progress, a new design
"Wings of Freedom"


So far, I am using the Moire Wool Thread and loving it.

Time will tell as I am still experimenting...

switching from brush and paint to 
punch needle and thread.

I have the design on the hoop and started punching.

Now waiting for more colors of Moire Wool.

You just can't mix different colors of thread 
to get what you want 
like you do with paint. 
This is a fun challenge.

It is an oval shaped design

measuring 11" x 7" ... a nice size.

Waiting for the mailman to deliver the thread.

Thanks friends for taking time to visit.

Hope all is well.

Keep safe, healthy & happy

with Peace for all,


Barb

9 comments:

  1. Oh, Barb,
    I look forward to seeing how you make it come to life in punch needle!!! I'm sure it will be wonderful.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  2. This is beautiful. I will enjoy watching your work.

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  3. I like the tweak. Even though I don't punch (well... with needle that is) I can tell this will be magnifico!

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  4. Thanks so much for your kind comment. It means a lot to me and I am appreciative.
    BUT
    I cannot see the rest of my posting below Wings of Freedom on my blog. Does it show on yours?
    "Wings of Freedom"


    So far, I am using the Moire Wool Thread and loving it.

    Time will tell as I am still experimenting...

    switching from brush and paint to punch needle and thread.

    I have the design on the hoop and started punching.

    Now waiting for more colors of Moire Wool.

    You just can't mix different colors of paint to get what you want. This is a fun challenge.

    It is an oval shaped design

    measuring 11" x 7" ... a nice size.

    Waiting for the mailman to deliver the thread.


    Thanks friends for taking time to visit.

    Hope all is well.

    Keep safe, healthy & happy

    with Peace for all,


    Barb



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    1. FYI: I DELETED THIS PART IN MY POST AND DID A COPY OF THE ABOVE AND THEN PASTED IN MY POST ... IT WORKED.
      WHO KNOWS ? ? ?

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  5. Hi Barb,
    Your new design is just beautiful!! It will make a wonderful punch needle design and I could also see it in applique and a hooked rug!! Sorry you don't have the original chair, but am happy you have the original pattern!!!
    Somehow your comments are in the middle of your blog post so I can read the end!! Not sure how that happened but is one of those mysteries of blogging!!
    Take care and hope you enjoy your week!!!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie

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  6. I see Wings of Freedom and then a huge black space before the comments. Nothing more :)

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  7. You go it :) It is now showing up!!!

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  8. Hi Barb,
    Yay!!!! Success!!!!!
    Enjoy your week and stay cool!!! So HOT here!!!!
    Heart Hugs~
    Julie

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