This soft piece of wall art was created with an old picture frame turned canvas. The frame was sourced from the local recycling center. The base fabric is a soft pink linen, that used to be a curtain. The yarns that were used to "draw" the image are mostly sourced from the secondhand store and a free to take bag full of unwanted yarns, found in a friends apartement building staircase. Most of the yarns used to create this artwork are cotton or cotton mix, while the dark burgundy shade of the vase is a wool mix.
The image on the canvas is created by using a punch needle. The different fluffy or flat sections are made by working from the two different sides of the canvas. On the working side, the flat and embroidery-like stitches are created, while on the back side, tiny loops will form. The punch needle can be adjusted to different lengths, making some of the loops shorter or longer and therefore creating higher or lower carpet-like sections.
This architectural piece of art can add a soft touch to any room. It can be mounted on the wall just like a picture frame or sit on top of a sideboard as a backdrop for an arrangement of items. The bold pink tones of the vase and the bright blue of the leaves fit well with modern and minimalistic interiors and can form a cool and textured accent. The artwork can also make a great center piece for a gallery wall and add a textile touch to otherwise sleek picture frames.