Punch Needle Butterfly Workshop

October 26, 1-3 pm $30.00 plus kit or materials

Diane Johnson, dianejohnson@optonline.net

Punch needle is a wonderful folk-art dating back to ancient time but which is now experiencing a revival. It requires just a few simple tools and techniques and is a perfect take-along project because of its convenient (and adorable!) size. Diane will share plenty of tips to help you master this addicting and versatile craft and give you some great finishing ideas!

Diana has simplified the process for you by preparing kits for the class including the design already transferred onto weaver’s cloth and all the floss colors you’ll need for either option – warm reds and oranges or cool greens, teals and lavenders. Just let her know which you’d like! Or order both – these pieces make great gifts as bookmarks, on box lids or journal covers, or even framed, to name a few options. Kits are $20.00 each.

You’ll also need a 3-thread punch needle and a locking hoop like the Susan Bates lipped hoop or the Morgan hoop. (A regular wooden embroidery hoop will NOT work. Your fabric needs to be drum tight.) Diana has the Clover Punch Needle and 8” Bates hoop. We’ve chosen a larger size than required so that it will also work for larger sized future projects; we know you’ll want to do more!

Please bring:

*Small sharp scissors

*A marking pen or pencil

To finish your piece as a bookmark like the sample pieces you’ll also need:

*Fabric glue

*Two 5” squares of fabric (I used batiks) and one of thin batting

*18” of ribbon to coordinate

*Optional: decorative button or large hole bead

We won’t do this step in class but instructions will be supplied by Diane!