Wednesday, June 22

Rise and Shine rooster punch needle

Punch Needle & Primitive Stitcher Magazine selected my
'Rise & Shine' rooster design for their One Year Anniversary Issue!!

Every issue is packed full of wonderful projects~
So much talent!

"Painting with threads..."
Punch needle is a nice excursion from my watercolor painting
and design work. I am inspired to translate my original paintings
into fiber art patterns!
I originally planned to start a rug hooking hobby in 2011.
When I went to purchase all of the tools and materials
the shop owner could see the glazed look in my eyes.
I knew I would enjoy it! I knew I could do it!
However--- where would I store it all?
My studio is small and already filled to the rafters with paints, fabrics,
reference material... books, feathers, linens, shells, etc. (you know...)
We walked around her charming shop and I saw a
finished punch needle piece & fell head over heels for it!
I was hooked! ;)
The shop owner gathered the materials and sent me off.
Two days later I was back at her door with a finished design.
She asked me how I did it? I told her, "I simply painted with threads."

Punch needle work is very relaxing.
I love to bring my paintings to life with DMC floss... 
DMC colors match my designs so nicely and they have such a huge selection.

Hope your summer is off to a creative start, Friends!
All the best to you!


Fran Caswell said...

I received my magazine yesterday and I am going to start punching this pattern tonight. I can't wait it is so detailed and I love all of the colors.

Michelle Palmer said...

JOY!!! So great to hear, Fran! I hope you have a great time punch it, Friend!

gracie said...

Love this design and the colors are wonderful. Please say hello to Alaina ( we worked together at JoAnn's). I do not subscribe to the magazine, will you be releasing the pattern...I have recently learned punch needle and am addicted!

Michelle Palmer said...

Oh, Gracie I will say hello for you :) I will be able to release this pattern in 1 year. That is the agreement with PN & PS so they have it exclusive for their magazine. Punch needle is so very relaxing, very addictive :) I will have more pieces soon & two of them have roosters, Sweet Friend! I will share them on my Facebook when I'm going to list them in Etsy <3 Thanks so very much!