Monday, June 4, 2018

Rocky Coast


Good Monday morning to ya!

Today I'd like to offer this summers 1st punch needle pattern. Available now in my Etsy shop.
It's named "Rocky Coast"

This is a two and three strand punch. The lobster is the two strand.... because of the highlights and shadows. Two strand works very well in the CTR 3 strand needle.
It has a easy to follow color code using DMC floss.
and measures 8" inches high by 5 1/2" inches wide
It is available two ways 1). As a printed pattern on paper, other options printed pattern on paper plus plain weavers cloth or printed paper pattern plus pattern pre-printed on fabric... these are all shipped by snail mail.
Or 
you may also choose the downloadable version for instant gratification!

Here is an easy link to my shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage


Also I am working on the enlargement for Scrappy so it can be rug hooked or rug punched.
My goal is to make it long and narrow. We'll see what happens. Look for it by the end of the week.

Wishing you a wonderful day!
Enjoy,

Kate


Thursday, May 31, 2018

Scrappy


Finish: Made into a pillow. Using linen on the back and on the edges.
I purchased the linen from Joanne Fabrics it is dressmakers linen. The background of the punch matches the linen beautifully. The weavers cloth is the background of the punch, If you order it printed on cloth from my Etsy shop the copyright is printed on the inside of the punch needle so it does not show.


This pattern is perfect for scrap threads, you may choose to make the flowers all different colors. 


The top check is free standing as well as the bottom flower It gives it another dimension.




Now available in my Etsy shop: "SCRAPPY" The pattern with the bottom flower and the check measure 7" high and the width is 9 1/2". The model is punch using a CTR 3 strand needle. It is color coded using DMC & Gentle arts floss. I have also included a conversion for the Gentle Arts to DMC, although I do recommend the Gentle Arts colors for this punch they have a little variation in the floss and the colors are not so pronounced. 

Here is a link to my Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage

Have a wonderful day, Kate



Thursday, May 24, 2018

Purse-Nuno Felt


A GOOD THURSDAY MORNING TO YA!

Just popping in to show you a project i'm in the middle of. Since I made the purse using the punch of Ivy & Lace. It got me thinking or my imagination rolling on what to do with the piece of Nuno felt I made years ago. I never had the heart to cut it,  i've decided to make it into a purse or tote.


Detail: Embroidery floss wrapped around cording or rope.


A lining of black and white floral.. from a favorite dress I outgrew.

What to do with the Handle? I found it was a bit to long so instead of cutting it I doubled it over for extra padding. 



I think I will add a complimentary cloth to cover it up.

Posting more as I go along...see you soon!

Have a wonderful Memorial day Weekend!

Kate



Monday, April 30, 2018

Ivy & Lace


Time for a new pattern:
"Ivy & Lace"

This is larger punch measuring 10" by 10". Color coded using DMC only...it is a 2 & 3 strand punch.  It is punched on weavers cloth using a 3 strand CTR needle. 


The rounded curves between the punch and the lacing or scalloping around the outside edge is left unpunched for definition. You may choose to fill it in or not it's up to you.


I choose to do this pattern in my favorite summer colors.


Then mounted it and made a tote for my personal use. The punch pattern is for the punch only and does not include the purse pattern. Sorry, I just sew and design as I go.   


I added polka dots to the inside just for fun!

If you are interested in this pattern head on over to my Etsy shop at: 

It is only available as a Printed pattern, because of the size. So no download is available. 
If you choose to not have the pattern pre printed on fabric. Please keep in mind that you will have to piece 4 pages together in order to make up this large of an image. I also include a color code for you to follow comprised of DMC floss only. 
Have a great week!  Enjoy,  Kate

Friday, April 20, 2018

Snowdrops




Snowdrops

Beside my garden gate stands a reminder that spring is just around the corner. The first bloom of the New year are the snowdrops. I'm not sure how many of you have the chance to see these beautiful little flowers that somehow force there delicate little blooms from under the fallen leaves and the fallen snow. Amazing!

This punch is dedicated to the snowdrop....it measures 5 1/2" high by 9" wide. It is punched using a three strand CTR with DMC 3 strand floss, on weavers cloth. The color coded pattern is now available in my Etsy Cottage shop: https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage. Hope all is well and your enjoying your needlework projects.

Chin up, Spring will soon be upon us!

Kate





Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sheepish


"Sheepish"

Another one i've been wanting to do for years... but was waiting till there wasn't anyone else posting sheep...But it seems it's a forever posted item. Hoping this one is a little different than the rest and you enjoy it!

It is done on weavers cloth using DMC  for everything but the Brown background which is Moire wool thread. He measures: 5" wide x  7" high. You will need a 1, 2  & 3 strand needle.

He is listed as a download or printed pattern, and would also like to enlarge him for a Oxford punch ruf & hookers rug. I'm shooting for next week,

https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage

Enjoy, Kate

Monday, March 5, 2018

Bees


Punch needle design named: "Bumble"


Designed for a reversed punch needle
named: "The buzz on bees"
Out of the box

A little different.

This week I would like to offer two patterns.
They are both available now in my Etsy shop as a printed or downloadable pattern.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage

The first "Bumble is a 3 strand punch, color coded using DMC only.
it measures 5" x 8" . and is a conventional punch worked on weavers cloth.

The second "The buzz on Bees" is a reversed punch needle meaning the finished side is the side you actually work on not the loop side...so it looks like a embroidery.
It measures 5" x 8" and is done on weavers cloth using 2 & 3 strands of floss. It is color coded using DMC only. 


Enjoy, Kate

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Out of the box





Good evening everyone,
As an artist, I realized quite early that thinking out of the box is one of the greatest assets an artist can have.
To not be afraid of the process or mistakes... many of my mistakes have turned out to be one of my biggest bonuses. 

I heard a customer of mine say, she liked the back of her punch needle better. 
I have to admit I sometimes do also!
So the other day I thought why not.....
Out of the box, right?
Once you understand the basic or general premise of punch needle, “the rules”.
Why not brake out and try something new.
So I did!

Let me know your opinion on this, can you wrap your head around a punch that is actually worked on the correct side without turning it over for the finished project?

Enjoy,
Kate