Punch Needle Butterflies
Monarch Butterfly 14" x 17"
close up of Monarch Butterfly
Butterfly on Sunflower 9" diameter
Butterflies with gem stone embellishments. 9" diameter
The punch needle work presented here has been extended beyond the normal work that is traditionally done. Usually work is about 3 inches by 5 inches and the images are often "primitive." Here, as you can see, my wife has pushed the technique and her skills by creating larger pieces and embellishing them with metallic threads and gem stones.
While she is working on creating new aspects to the technique she is also preparing patterns and a beginner's punch needle kit for sale. (Leave a message as a comment on this blog if you wish further information on such a kit or the patterns.)