Thread

punch-needle-scottie

By  Chris Malone 

size: 4-1/2"x6-1/2"

Materials

  • Muslin or Weaver’s cloth, 8” square
  • Black and white dot fabric, 1/4 yd.
  • 6-strand Embroidery Floss (DMC): White; Black (310); Medium Cranberry (602); Very Light Cranberry (605)
  • Black glass E beads, 14
  • Pink and black grosgrain ribbon, 7/8”, 1 yd.
  • Batting or fleece, 4-1/2”x6-1/2”

Tools

  • Punch Needle embroidery stitching tool and threader (Clover)
  • Embroidery hoop with interlocking lip, 6”
  • Lightweight cardboard, one each: 4-1/4”x6-1/4”; 4-1/2”x6-1/2”
  • Fabri-Tac Permanent Adhesive (Beacon Adhesives)
  • Pencil or fine-tip fabric pen
  • Sewing needle

Pattern - Punch Needle Scottie

  • 1. Print and cut out pattern. Transfer design to muslin or Weaver's cloth. Place fabric in hoop. Use two strands of 3' to 4' lengths of floss with punch needle gauge set at #3 (for 1/4" loops). Follow stitching tool manufacturer's instructions to punch the following: eye White; Scottie Black; border outline Medium Cranberry (two rows); background Very Light Cranberry.
  • 2. Check front of design for areas where fabric shows through and fill in with appropriate color(s) if needed.
  • 3. Use two strands black floss to sew black beads to background, using pattern dots as guide.
  • 4. Remove design from hoop. Cut away excess fabric, leaving 1/2" around punched design.
  • 5. Fold and glue excess fabric to back. Start with corners, folding diagonally right at edge of punching; then fold each side to back, forming a miter at corners. Apply glue thinly so it does not seep through to front.
  • 6. Cut black and white dot fabric 1" larger on all sides for each piece of cardboard. Glue batting to larger cardboard rectangle and place on wrong side of corresponding fabric, batting side down. Glue fabric edges to cardboard, starting with corners folded diagonally, then gluing sides. Glue remaining fabric rectangle to smaller cardboard in same way, but without batting layer.
  • 7. Glue punch needle design to front of padded fabric piece, 1" from bottom. Cut 7" ribbon length and position it 1" down from top; glue ends to cardboard back.
  • 8. Tie knot 1-1/2" from each end of remaining ribbon length; trim ends in "v". Place ribbon so knots hang just below cardboard front and 5/8" in from sides, with top forming a wide loop; glue. Glue remaining covered cardboard piece to back of design with wrong sides facing.
  • Punch Needle Instructions
  • 1. The floss is punched through the fabric between the woven threads. The weave of the fabric holds the floss to form a loop. Needle is threaded with three strands of embroidery floss, using threader. Set loop length at 3. Transfer design to fabric. Place fabric in hoop (fabric should be taut). Needle is punched in and out fabric with stitches placed close together. Outline design first, then fill in. When done, cut floss close to fabric.