The other day, I received a package from Notforgotten Farm….
notforgotten farm goodies
Here’s a peek inside…
I’ve been looking and looking for the perfect lap~size punch needle gripper frame. At last, I saw Lori Brechlin using her little wonder on her blog, and I knew I’d found what I was seeking.
This perfect gem angles, like in the photo above… or,
…sits squarely, which Ellis prefers.
See how perfectly proportioned it is? Just right for a cat to fit under and help with ones work.
“notice the grippers” ~ ellis
Ellis demonstrates the advantageously placed gripper strips.
I love how the gripper strips go all the way around the frame. No loose bits of weavers cloth or rug foundation will sag on this frame!
“do you think Lori would let me be her gripper-frame spokesmodel?” ~ellis
Not only is this frame adaptable to different positions, it is, perhaps best of all, made from Notforgotten Farm trees by Lori’s husband and master craftsman, Peter. Just knowing that I’m purchasing something made in a sustainable way by someone who cares about his work and his land makes me feel that much better about my latest acquisition!
Now, to test it out…
I think I’ll punch up this Old Glory flag design from Polly Minick using some of my favorite Valdani perle cotton #12: p3, 4, and 6. If I get it done in time, I’ll be able to add it to my Primitive Handmades Mercantile update this Friday ~ wish me luck!
If you’d like to visit Lori’s blog you can click here, where you’ll find links to her awesome frame and other fab items.