Thursday, January 12, 2017

B Mine


"B Mine"

A Valentine's edition....
An easy punch, 3 strand
DMC for detail work and Valdani #12 Perle Cotton for the background.
Measurements: 10 1/2" wide by 4 1/4" high
Available as a download, Printed by snail mail,
Pattern & plain weavers cloth, pattern plus pre-printed on weavers cloth.
Here's the Link: 
https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage
Have a wonder day,
Kate

Monday, January 9, 2017

The New Year


Hello all you punchers out there.
This is the first new pattern of the New Year.
"Penguins"

It is a DMC only color coded punch needle pattern, using 1, 2 & 3 strands. 
It measures 6 1/2" wide by 7" high.
Now available in my Cottage Etsy shop:


A little Teaser: 
The second punch needle pattern is a Valentine's pattern, coming soon.
It's on the frame and almost finished...I hope to have it posted and coded by the end of the week.
It is a 3 strand punch, measuring 4 1/4" High by 10 1/2" wide.
The detail work is done using DMC and the background is a lovely Valdani Perle cotton. 
Looking forward to the new year, with many new designs to choose from.



Another project I'm working on is 1 year of stitches.
It's a group of talented ladies, that have committed themselves to stitching a bit of embroidery daily.
It can be one stitch, or many as long as you stitch daily.
I haven't done embroidery in so many years, it sounded like a good idea. The end result will be a surprise. For those of you that would like to follow along, I try and post daily to Instagram.

I am hoping that this year will be a year full of creativity!
Follow along on 2017's journey!

Happy New Year,
Kate

Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Late Night Walk Correction


There is a correction on any purchased Late Night Walk patterns. 
I'm so sorry for the mistake. 
Please accept my apologies!
Kate

Monday, January 2, 2017

A New Year


Here we are in 2017!
This will be the first pattern of the new year....coming soon!
The Holidays were wonderful, I enjoyed my family and friends with a welcome break.
My hopes are that yours was a special season also!

I want to thank everyone that purchased patterns from me in 2016.  Your kind words likes and comments are overwhelming. The year was a wonderful success. Thank you!
There are many more patterns to come, I would like to work on changing of thread count and the size of needle in one piece..to be worked as if painting with a paint brush! This will give a much more advanced look and feel to the punches. 
Please don't hesitate to approach me with any questions or suggestions for the coming year! 
I do love hearing from you.

If you follow me on Facebook? This years side adventure is 1 year of stitches. (Embroidery) 
Don't worry punching and needle design is still my first love.
It's not to late to join in or you can follow along on Instagram #1yearofstitches.
Happy New Year to you all, 
Kate

Friday, December 23, 2016

2016 Christmas at Briar Cottage


Have yourself A Merry little Christmas


Let your heart be light.


from now on our troubles


will be out of sight.


Have yourself a merry little Christmas


Make the Yuletide gay


From now on, our troubles will be miles away.


Here we are as in olden days


Happy golden days, of yore.


Faithful friends who are dear to us


Gather near to us, once more.


Through the years we all will be together


If the fates allow


So hang a shining star upon the highest bough


And have yourself a merry little Christmas now!


MERRY CHRISTMAS!


Monday, November 28, 2016

Christmas Time


"Christmas Time"

This will be the last pattern of the season....now offering this Christmas time bunny. He measures 6 1/4" wide by 8" high. He is color coded using Valdani & Moire wool for background work, and DMC for detail. Now available in my Etsy shop:

For many years I did an open house, in my little studio.  It was wonderful seeing all my friends and I so appreciated their patronage, The shop has been closed now for a couple years. This year I am looking forward to decorating and enjoying my family. To all my past and present followers and friends, I'd like to take this opportunity to wish you all a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy healthy New Year!
See you after the Holidays!
Kate



Monday, November 14, 2016

Pixie at Play

"Pixie at Play"


Finished Pattern


Closeup of Punch


Black and white printed on weavers cloth
Available on the Printed listing.


Color printed on weavers cloth
Available on the Printed listing.


So much easier to punch a detailed pattern.


Please keep in mind these are not waterproof. 
The image will bleed if you get it wet.

I will have to experiment with the image, I believe if I iron it with a hot iron it may hen be waterproof..but it could change color...I will give it a try...we will see I'll let you know!


Patterns what you get:

Let me explain what a download or printed pattern includes:.
The cover with measurements, flosses used, DMC, Valdani, Wool Moire. 
These are the three threads I use. 
Generally The detail work is DMC and the background is Valdani or Wool Moire or both.
how many strands count....1,2,3,4,6 strand punch
Name of pattern & Number
And a finished color picture of the punch.
Inside you get:
 a black and white line drawing, forward image  
a black and white line drawing, reversed image
and a color code which works like a paint by number but it is punch by number.

OPTIONS:
jpg instant download listing, all the above
or 
Printed pattern listing, shipped snail mail
with the options of:
Printed Pattern only
Printed Pattern with plain weavers cloth, 18" x 22"
Printed Pattern with a BW image printed on Weavers cloth, 18" x 22"
Newer patterns only-Printed Pattern with a color image printed on Weavers cloth, 18" x 22"

A new offering in my Etsy shop Pixie at Play, Punch needle pattern.
Pixie at Play information:

 3 strand punch
measurements 7" x 7"
Color coded using: DMC for detail work, 
Valdani Perle cotton for background work, with a DMC alternative

Well that was a long one wasn't it?
Any questions leave a comment, I will answer the best I can.

Happy Punching,
Kate








Saturday, November 12, 2016

Spool Ornaments



Ok everyone heres an idea, For all you Rustic Moire wool thread users! 


The yellow one is the Rustic Moire spool. 
Cut the size of the wool with a titch over....
Embroider the wool...
secure by sewing the unfinished ends...
Embellish as you wish!


Punch needle wrapped Moire spool



Rustic Moire wool thread.

The theme for my tree this year is needlework. Lots to do!

Have fun, Kate