~Winter Woodland Friends~
Finished punched piece measures approx. 6 1/2” x 7 1/4”.
Completed piece measures 22” x 11 ~ if framed using the same type of frame.
“As the cold winter night sky turned gray with the coming dawn, Chester the yearling reindeer started stirring in a cozy hollow under the boughs of a spruce at the edge of a big snowy field. He could hear the other members of his herd getting ready to start their day, and reluctantly peeked out through the low hanging branches of the spruce. When his soft, velvety nose encountered the cold morning air he sniffed and suddenly had a burst of energy. Bouncing from his bedding place he sprang through the field, running and stretching his legs. As he made his way over the rise at the edge of the field he came to a quick stop- “Who is that tall, lumpy person on the other side of that tree? People aren’t usually out at this hour!” He stayed still like he was taught to do when he didn’t have the protection of the herd. As the winter sun’s weak rays broke over the snow-covered green mountains off in the distance, the strange figure became clearer. “Why, that’s no human!” Chester thought to himself and bolted back to the herd. A few moments later he returned with the bravest of the other yearlings and slowly, carefully, they made their way to the strange figure to investigate.” D. Frost
I am so very excited to bring you my very first, combination, punch needle and wool applique pattern!! I just adore how this piece turned out. From the sweet and gentle reindeer & snowman punched piece to the lovely , wool holly leaves, with their quaint stem stitch, and finally, the primitive Winter wording. I just love it and hope you do as well. Have fun with it ~ I certainly did.
Pattern includes directions for the ENTIRE PIECE…punching the “punch needle embroidery” design, creating the wool applique leaves, the WINTER script wording (letters & script paper included in the pattern) painting, aging & sanding the wood plaque and attaching everything to create your finished piece.