Saturday, February 16, 2008

On the Shelves!

We have put the first set of punchneedle patterns into local stores today! This has been so long in coming, I can't even tell you. Have a look at the inaugural designs and let me know what you think.

First we have the royal one, Prince of Quails. He stands a majestic 5 x 5 inches when completely punched

Then we have the Star Gazer, though he might be more of a court jester. He is 5 3/4 x 7 inches when finished

Belle of the Ball is our little gal who stands 5 x 7 inches when complete.

And finally, our little friend Strut. He is 5 x 5 inches when he graces a room.

Punchneedle embroidery, or needlepunch, is an easy way to embroider. This embroidery technique is worked with a special tool called a punch needle which creates loops on the fabric (very similiar to rug hooking, just on a smaller scale). Amazing textures from the one easily learned stitch used in this punchneedle embroidery method are achieved by incorporating a myriad of different colored threads, yarns and silk ribbons through various sized punchneedles. If you haven't tried this type embroidery, give it a shot, it is really fun and something different.

Each pattern comes with a pre-printed pattern on high quality cloth so you are ready to go, along with a list of materials needed and instructions. And, if you know of any needle arts shop you think would like to carry these guys, let me know. Or if you would like to try one out, leave me your contact info. Thanks. We are so excited about these and I am not above self-promoting on my blog.


Molly said...

Whit...I am gathering that this is a little business venture for you but I don't know much about what you do specifically. I DO know from your blog that you are exceptionally crafty and talented. Fill me in! p.s. am I the only lame-o on the planet who doesn't really know what a punch needle thingy-o is??

whitney said...

No, Mols, I only know because my mom introduced me to it last year. It is a kind of embroidery that is making a bit of a comeback - I added an explanation at the bottom. It is a lot of fun.

Melissa said...

Very cute, Whit. I like the colors. I also love your cute aprons.

Paige said...

Whit, more signs and more aprons in your shop please...Oh and table clothes too. I love crafting. I need some fun suggestions from you.

Josie said...

SO SWEET! how exciting. I have a top secret marketing idea for you...