Wednesday, June 20, 2012

New Tool!

Two new tools actually! My birthday was June 1st and my in-laws spoiled me with a new hooking frame. I have a lap frame, that is still up for sale as it didn't sell on ebay by the way, but wanted something a little bigger and I fell in love with my friend Kimberlee's frame. Here is the frame I now hook on. Isn't it beautiful?!?!  It is handmade out of beautiful wood. It adjusts in a few different ways and it's even tall enough for me which has been a concern with my lap frame. I'm about 5'9" and find myself hunching over my lap frame.

Solid Oak/Beech Rug Hooking Stand with Frame

With some birthday money from my Aunt I purchased a small gripper frame for doing miniature punch needle. I've been using a hoop, but even the non-slip hoops have to be adjusted constantly it seems. Maybe I'm just not strong enough to get it tight. I bought it from The Bee Skep and they are handmade there by Bob. He did a fantastic job. : )  I can't wait to get punching again!

9" X 9" Punchneedle Gripper Frame



Kim said...

Ooh congratulations! That is a dandy looking frame. And belated happy birthday.

Merry Wind Farm said...

Hi, Michelle,
Thanks for joining my Merry Wind Farm blog. I just joined yours! What a great new hooking frame you have. I just have a lap frame and have to sit with one leg crossed over the other so that I can rest the frame on it.
Looking forward to following your blog.

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Happy belated birthday, Michelle! Congratulations on your new frame! I've never rug hooked before but I love hooked rugs! :)

Thanks for stopping by my blog and for your comment!

Have a great evening!


Missie of Hallbrook Designs said...

Hello Michelle, I just saw that you joined my blog and I popped over to see yours! Very nice! Thanks for joining my group! Love your new hooking frame. I have yet to perfect hooking, but have quite a collection of kits to begin sometime in the near future! I don't have a frame and have used a normal hoop...maybe that's part of my problem. For your Punchneedle, have you tried a Morgan hoop? If you ever do a larger piece that is too large for your frame, try that brand. They hold pretty well!