It’s a little bit country and a little bit sweet. I’m talking about Punchneedle embroidery, Bunny Hill style! Introducing 4 punchneedle patterns that I hope you’ll love.
Pockets, pillows and pictures, designed with a touch of softness. I hope these little punchneedle petite rugs will become treasured heirlooms. The looks are sweet and the colors are sophisticated and soft.
“Wild Hare” is a 4″ x 6″ punchneedle that we centered and stitched onto a beautiful color of Moda Dottie fabric. Then we framed it with a standard size frame, either 8″ x 10″ or 9″ x 11″. I ordered this frame from Pottery Barn, but you can find similar ones at Target, Home Goods, Michael’s etc.
You’ve seen this lamb before. She’s one I’ve used frequently in my other designs, but I couldn’t resist stitching her in punchneedle. We gave her coat a bit of extra texture, by punching it with 6 strands of embroidery floss.
And last but not least, I love those little pillows you can tuck on a shelf or mantle during the holidays to add a touch of cuteness to any display. Winterville features a pink reindeer that we punched with that wonderful 3-strand Valdani floss. Of course I think every reindeer should be pink!
We’ll be making floss kits (they’re on order from Valdani) along with complete embellishment kits for all of our punchneedle designs. Our embellishment kits include all the wool, buttons, ric rac and ribbon you need to complete the project. We’ll also have the punchneedles and hoops available.
These punchneedle petite rugs make the perfect mini display for a wall. Group them together in a collection and you’ve got the start to something fun. I hung these above the hutch in my studio, leaving room for more to come. :>)
If you haven’t done punchneedle before here’s the link to a good video to get you started:
Our Punchneedle patterns include the Weaver’s cloth so you can get started right away tracing your design. We’ll also sell the Weaver’s cloth separately. We’ll have Punchneedle PDF patterns available on our new website but the PDF pattern won’t include the Weaver’s cloth. Be sure and purchase some extra Weaver’s cloth if you think you’d like to download punchneedle pdf’s in the future. The new website, with all these goodies is only a few weeks away! Coming soon from Bunny Hill!
One more fun thing I’m going to do, is to giveaway my leftover fabric/scraps from my newest patterns. Sometimes Moda sends me fabric to work with and other times I buy it at Sample spree. Either way I always have too much fabric leftover, so giving it to my readers is fun for me! Now here’s the kick…I’m picking the winners from those who commented on my last blog post! Yep, that’s right, if you’re one of the 9 people who have already commented on “The House Became a Home” blog post, just email me your address and you’ll get one of these treats in the mail! It’s my way of saying “thank you” for reading and commenting on my blog post!