So I've heard many names (I believe latch hooking may be one?) and seen different techniques but I've given it a go with what I have, and I have found that I love Rug Punching! I've also found it's a great way to use old scraps of yarn that are too short to crochet!
So don't go getting all excited and expect some wonderful creation, I've simply spelt out LOVE on a piece of burlap/hessian and forgotten to take photos of my progress…
Or maybe I'm saving that for another post
I used a crochet hook as I am yet to purchase a rug punching tool (which looks totally cool, in a really nerdy way)
Here we go:
I did this completely free hand, as apparently I don't own pencils anymore! However I managed to get myself some and then proceeded to add some floral decoration to the outside by drawing outlines to follow!
I haven't decided if I want to fill the background in yet as I love the way it looks currently and I may end up turning it into a wall hanging or frame it!
I'll post an update once I've decided what I'll do next… or if I can't decide and need some opinions!
Rug punching seems to be growing in popularity lately, and I want to make a stool cover/topper at some point! But unfortunately my Masters Thesis deadline is fast approaching and I have some serious writing to do – I reaaaaaally don't want to!!!
There are so many things i want to write about! Everything from Christmas sale purchases, fashion, homemade beauty remedies, living abroad, music to clean eating (although as much as i love the idea of clean eating, sticking to it is the hardest part, especially on a student budget!) and i feel that now that the new year has come, its a great time to begin sharing and experimenting!
University is a busy and social time, and due to this, we haven’t continued our t-shirts as we haven’t had the time! WHOOPS! We really want to get back into it and get them out to the public, but we feel like we’ve reached a mental block!
With our second year exam period reaching an end this week, we have some free time to get our creative sides back and complete the launch of our official website! And if we keep on top of things, our online shop should follow shortly after.
Today was a gorgeous day, and whilst deciding what to wear before heading into town, we chose to rep ZeroSpace Apparel! George wore our Stratosphere t-shirt, whilst I wore the Tobacco Sunburst ladies cropped top
George wearing STRATOSPHERE by ZeroSpace
Me wearing TOBACCO SUNBURST by ZeroSpace
These t-shirts, as well as all of the others in the ZeroSpace Apparel range, can be mixed and matched with many different outfits. As you can see above, the full length t-shirts can be easily paired with jeans, and although modelled by a male, are unisex. The female cropped tops are perfect length to wear with any high waisted shorts, jeans or leggings, but also work well with hip height jeans!
We will be following up with a ‘Ways to Wear’ post showing some of the combinations we’ve worn these t-shirts in, so keep an eye on this blog!
Recently we’ve started up a clothing line in which we have been producing t-shirts using acid wash and tie-dye. These will be up for SALE within the next few weeks and each order will be able to choose which colour, and whether a breast badge or a full front logo will be printed on the t-shirt.
Below are photo samples of the different colours which will be available, keeping in mind each item is hand produced meaning each pattern produced will be unique.
IGNEOUS: A grey and a light, burnt orange mix
STRATOSPHERE: A teal blue and off white/beige mix
MAROON SURGE: A maroon and a light, burnt orange mix