punch needle patterns
punch needle patterns
with Kathy Barlow, $75 all class materials included.
Thursday, October 3, 6:30 - 9:30 pm
Punch Needle Embroidery—it's having a moment, and for good reason. This fiber art is creative, vibrant, textural and FAST! Plus, the yarn-obsessed find it the perfect stash-buster—a great use for those lovely leftovers.
Guided by Textile Designer/Artist Kathy Barlow, in this workshop you'll create your custom six-inch initial, adorned with the colors and pattern of your choice. It's the perfect project to learn punch needle embroidery, while creating an Instagram-worthy finished piece. You'll practice and become comfortable at embroidering with the industry-standard punch needle that is a joy to use. You'll be amazed how quickly you can fill an area and complete your design.
You'll also learn:
- How to space your loops
- A brief overview of needle sizes & uses
- How to choose base fabrics & yarns/fibers
Kathy will provide background fabric choices and letter templates (specify your initial during enrollment) plus FUN fill patterns to choose from. Stripes? Polka dots? Flowers? Paisleys? Mod Blocks? You'll pick a gorgeous combo for your artwork. You'll get a display embroidery hoop and you'll learn about other framing options. Your finished project will look fabulous in your home, or as a gift for that special event or someone.
You'll take home printed instructions including local and online supplies sources. And if you become obsessed and want to make more projects, take-home punch needles and patterns will be available for purchase.
No experience is necessary! Come join us for color, pattern and creative camaraderie! Teens ages 16+ are welcome to attend.
About the instructor:
Northern California textile designer and textile arts instructor Kathy Barlow believes that everyone is creative, and she helps her students explore their own artistic spirit. Kathy travels the world to explore traditional textile arts, then adds her own contemporary sensibility to create compelling designs and workshops. She recently completed a Block Printing tour of India. Stay in touch with Kathy for more inspiration and to learn about her signature printing blocks, patterns and classes. Facebook.com/DesignerKathyBarlow Instagram.com/homeworkshopkathy/