Day 4 of our 2020 Advent Calendar introduces needle punching on our blog as I’ve made a patternless minimalist tree for you to draw inspiration from. Keep reading for directions how to make your own!
To make a similar-sized project you’ll need:
- For the tree:
- Fabric: any suitable for needle punching – I used our 7,5-count Monks Cloth by Zweigart from our shop, approximately 23 cm or 9″ squared
- Thread: tapestry yarn – I used DMC tapestry yarn (Laine Colbert) from my personal stash in colours 7909 (dark green), 7353 (brownish green) and 7542 (light green), but these will be ordered to the shop in spring
- Pattern: your imagination
- Needle: punch needle – I used my personal Oxford needle size 14 with 1/8″ loops for low yarn weights such as tapestry yarn, we have ordered size 10 for thicker yarns from DMC so watch out for them soon! I’ve also made contact with Amy Oxford team, so please send a message if you’re interested in getting your own neede(s).
- Scissors: embroidery scissors are nice as the tip isn’t too large – find a stork pair in our shop
- Embroidery hoop or frame: find one by DMC in size 15,5 cm or 6″ in our shop
I started at the base, which is 7 cm (2,75″) wide, and continued all the way to the tree top for slightly less than 11 cm (4,33″). Once I felt like switching from the dark green to the brownish yarn, I skipped a couple of rows to create space for that colour.
The same tactics were applied up on top, too, but to avoid totally straight one-coloured lines, I stitched a bit into the row, too, leave the rest of it for the other colour to fill out.
I have no idea of what to use this project for yet, but an idea is to “extract” the tree and put it in a white frame like Ikea Ribba on a white background.
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Will you make your own tree? Please show us on Instagram using our #senttijatuuma hashtag!