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









Thursday, March 1, 2018

Just starting


Lesson 5 is now out...It is a full Lesson walking you through the "Just starting" pattern section by section... available in my Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/593373697/printed-needle-punch-pattern-beginners


Follow along and learn my techniques for  a 3 strand punch needle.

Have a wonderful weekend,
Kate

Monday, February 26, 2018

Screech



I have been wanting to do an owl for a few years now! 
A request came through asking me for an owl, I'm so glad for the push Brenda Thank you.
"Screech" punch needle pattern
is now available in my Etsy shop:
https://www.etsy.com/shop/briarcottage

This is a 2 & 3 strand punch. 
You use your 3 strand CTR needle with 2 strands of floss.
It is color coded using DMC only.
The model was punched on Weavers cloth using the same colors that are on the code.
It measures 6" wide by 7 1/2" high.
I've added the apple branch at the bottom. 
I have only seen a Screech owl twice in my life and both times have been in a apple tree.

Enjoy, Kate


Saturday, February 24, 2018

Lesson 4 Just starting





Good morning everyone, my 4th video is now up and running. 
This video gives you a close up view of punching using a CTR needle. Explains the basics of punching shapes. If your just starting, it will help make your new venture a little smoother. Stop by, take a lookl! Please subscribe to follow along. 
Have a wonderful weekend! Kate

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Flower Fairy


It's a rainy day outside today. To me rain means Spring is just around the corner.....YEA! Enough of the weather forecast Kate... I'd really like to introduce my newest pattern "Flower Fairy" lately I have been inspired by nature. Coming soon the Birds and the bees...OK, get your mind out of the gutter folks...lol. Back to the pattern, this is a 1,2 & 3 strand punch, mixer...punched on weavers cloth. The pattern is color coded using DMC only, and measures 4 3/4" wide by 9" high.

Available now in my Etsy shop: Lets head there now!

While your there do take a look at the retiring soon section. These will no longer be available after they expire.
Wishing you a wonderful day, with no s...w! Not even going to say the word.
A reminder you can follow me on Facebook at:
Kate Gillery