I have to admit, I love stain glass windows. They rule. I love the different colors in the glass that create the pictures in them. I really wanted to recreate one in a punchneedle design, but my first attempt turned out looking, well, bad. That is putting it lightly. My major goal was to replicate a stain glass window scene that is in my church, St. Francis Xavier Catholic church in Buffalo, MN. It is an old church with beautiful designs inside. I have yet to have done humans in rug hooking or punch needle. I don’t think I am ready.
Instead, I decided to take inspiration from a rug I have seen on London-Wul Fibre Arts website. It is a store located in Moncton, New Brunswick (Canada). Anyway, her blog address is http://thewoolworks.blogspot.com/. This address is a great forum to discuss different things about fibres, working on projects, etc.
Anyway, my completed project is inspired by London-Wul Fibre Arts and stained glass. I took pictures throughout the making of the piece of art just to get an idea of how things come together.
Here is the outline-or where the lead would go in stain glass windows. I used three strands of floss to create this picture.
The flowers were finished next along with the butterfly. I initially wanted to do a monarch butterfly, but in the end I went with a 70s mushroom looking butterfly. And the following picture is a close up of the picture above.Finally, I took pictures of the completed artwork. Well, everything has been punched, but not everything has been given a proper trim. There are a few loose threads, odd little loops that wound up solo, but that is all minor details. There is a full view and close up of the completed project below:
I really like the way this one turned out. I used floss that I received from my husband’s grandma’s house after she passed away last year. A lot of it was very old, and I don’t think I would have been able to find a match to today’s colors if I wanted to. So a little piece of her is in this artwork as well!