Black Cat Punch Needle

Materials

  • DMC White Punch Needle Fabric, 10”x10”
  • DMC 6-strand Embroidery Floss: 155 (2 skeins); 310, 413, 606, 700, 701, 740, 744, 3716, 3854, blanc
  • DMC Lavender (6180) Memory Thread, 10” lengths, two
  • Stiffened black felt, 4-3/4”x5-1/4”

Tools

  • Punch needle of choice, 3-strand, on low-loop setting
  • DMC embroidery scissors
  • Interlocking hoop, 7” diameter
  • Clear-drying water-based glue

Basic Supplies

ruler, scissors, transfer paper, pencil, flat brush

Directions

STEP 1

  • Print out patterns. Transfer design onto center of punch needle fabric. Position fabric in hoop.

STEP 2

  • Following pattern, punch needle design using three strands floss, working from inside of design outwards using punch needle on low-loop setting. Trim thread ends on front and back of design.

STEP 3

  • Remove design from hoop; trim around design leaving 1/16” border on all sides.

STEP 4

  • For hanger, twist two 10” lengths of Lavender Memory Thread together, leaving 1/2” tail on each end. Adhere tail ends along top edges on back of design. Let dry.

STEP 5

  • Measure and cut 4-3/4”x5-1/4” black felt rectangle. Center design on felt rectangle and adhere in place. Let dry completely before hanging.
by Alice Okon for The DMC Corp.

Patterns

http://dd4t7shsv7606.cloudfront.net/patterns/2051/3d1bcb9f-f11f-422e-9786-5af7f3c51eb5.pdf



Black Cat Punch Needle
Black Cat Punch Needle