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 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



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 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: Hope all is well and your enjoying your needlework projects.

Chin up, Spring will soon be upon us!


Thursday, March 8, 2018



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,

Enjoy, Kate

Monday, March 5, 2018


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.

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 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?


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:

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

Have a wonderful weekend,

Monday, February 26, 2018


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:

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