Monday, August 6, 2018

Full Moon



Good Monday Afternoon to you all. 

A new release just in time for your Fall decor.....
"Full Moon"

This is punch needle pattern The model is punched on Weavers cloth, Color coded using DMC only and is a three strand punch. It is available as a download or a Printed paper pattern, also it is available pre printed on fabric just look for the variations on the listing for printed "Full moon".

Just starting the Fall 2018 listing there will be more to come.  Stop by my Etsy shop and favorite my shop so you can keep up with all the newest listings.

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

You can also find me on facebook or Instagram if you prefer at:

https://www.facebook.com/kate.gillery
https://www.instagram.com/kategillery

Working on a detail video lesson for you all, I'll let you know when thats up and running1
Wishing you a wonderful week!

Enjoy,
Kate

Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Amongst the Patch Rug



Yesterday I posted the punch needle version of my new pattern.
 “Amongst the Patch”
Today I’d like to offer the rug hooking/punching pattern available also in my Etsy shop.


This was hooked using yarns and other fibers such as roving, and wool strips.
You can hook yarn instead of using the oxford if you prefer. I hooked this model using primitive hookers linen & a hookers hook. If you are using the oxford punch I do suggest the smallest needle which I believe is the # 13 for the detail work.
I decided to add the black background on this one so I could mount it to hangers for my front door in the fall. You can do the same. Just extend the line from the outer edges. The pattern does not come with this so you can finish the cats head to its form like the below post in the punch needle model. 

If you have any questions don’t hesitate to ask. 
Enjoy, 
Life
Crafting
And the world around you,
Kate

Monday, July 30, 2018

Amongst the Patch


Punch needle pattern
“Amongst the Patch”


I added padding and a little weight so it can be hung on a door or a cupboard.


Even looks awesome on a lampshade, that’s a different idea..whatta ya think?

Pattern is available in my Etsy shop, it’s available as a digital download or printed pattern
Here’s the link: 


Enjoy your evening!
Kate



Friday, July 13, 2018

Tide Pool - Rug Hooking






It's been a year maybe two that this rug has been patiently waiting my return. I'm so happy that its finished. Love it, so very different for me, a touch of modern art. Its hooked using many different fibers including wool strips, yarns, roving (which is spinning fiber merino) & Silk yarn. For now I've decided to enjoy it on the floor in my guest bedroom. And wow... it feels wonderful under foot. Eventually I may hang it on the wall in my bedroom. It measures 4' by 5'. 

I can't remember when I haven't had a project on the burner.. it's quite a nice feeling to have all my started projects finished. A clean slate, so to speak....A little inner searching for a couple days ... to search for inspiration  then to the next projects .....  What's in store?

Thank you for stopping by, as always Enjoy,

Kate




Thursday, June 28, 2018

Hooking


Good morning!
I started a hooked rug last year and haven’t had a chance to work on it. I’ve Decided  to spend a couple days adding to my my freestyle rug.
Since I follow restricted lines for my punch needle patterns, for this I decided to just let my imagination run. It feels really good for a change.
It will end up being a modern rug....but that’s ok!

My home is an eclectic mix...of my arts from present and past. A complete mush mash of furniture and trinkets collected over the years....most of my furnishings have come from flea markets, friends and the side of the road, Painted or refinished to my liking.
Over the years there has been a multitude of changes in my arts and my home. But antiques will always stay very close to my heart, especially early American..! I don’t own a piece but enjoy looking on Pinterest at everyone else’s treasures.....they are far beyond my budget.

I am a very private person, I spend most of my time alone in my art bubble. 
Please be patient with me as I am trying to open my home and my heart to the internet. I do feel I owe my followers this. Till next time, I’m off to hook.

Enjoy,
 life, the arts and above all yourself,

Kate




Monday, June 25, 2018

The Orchard Collection






I have been very quiet on my blog and social media, I apologize for that.  I have been working hard on my new collection. "The Orchard Collection". These Punch Needle Patterns all measure 7" x 7" which makes them easy to Mix and Match. Choose your favorite or punch them all. I've decided to make them into a banner for above my dining room window.  Directions on how to make a interchangeable banner board is available on my finishing page here is the link: The Banner

My intention is to make another banner for The Holidays which can be swopped out for Christmas.
They are mounted using magnets, which makes them very easy to remove and exchange. Love it.... since I do switch things up a bit for a seasonal change.

Lets move on to the Punches. 
These Punch needle patterns are available in my Etsy shop: Shop now 
Eight in total. Each sold separately. 
I used a three strand CTR needle. They come with a color code using DMC embroidery floss and
measure 7" by 7". These are a fun and easy punch. The background is punched using DMC's balled #8 floss, so the background has no separating or rethreading of the needle. You can decide for yourself whether you would like the outer black border, I wanted to frame them off for the banner. If you look closely there is also a matching colored border which can be increased in amount of rows for an alternative finished edge.  Thank you as always for stopping by.

Enjoy, Kate


"Plums"                                                            "Peaches"


"Apples"                                                             "Pears"


"Cherries"                                                        "Lemons"


"Limes"                                                         "Oranges"



Link to more finishing examples: Go now




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