Needle Punch Folk Art

By  Stacy West 

size: 18" tall


  • Weaver’s cloth, 12”x18”
  • Gold felted wool (backing), 4-1/2”x8”
  • 6-strand mbroidery floss: Weeks Dye Works: Deep Sea; Oak; Lancaster Red; Gun Metal; Schneckley; Moss; Cognac; DMC: 613; 936
  • Small silver seed beads, three
  • Tag board scrap
  • Basket and filler of choice


  • Embroidery hoop, 10”
  • Cameo punch needle
  • Beading thread
  • Pinking shears
  • Sewing machine and brown thread

Pattern - Needle Punch Folk Art

  • 1. Print and cut out pattern. Use light box and permanent black pen to transfer design to weaver's cloth.
  • 2. Place design in embroidery hoop, stretching fabric firmly. Use three strands of floss (unless otherwise directed) to punch the following:
  • 3. Zigzag border: Deep Sea; Background: Oak; Rectangle in corner of flag: Deep Sea; Outline of stripes: Lancaster Red; Alternating stripes: Lancaster Red and 613 DMC; Pole: Gun Metal; String: Gun Metal; Center flower: Scheckley; Left and right flowers: Lancaster Red; Flower centers: Schneckley; Bottom part of center flower: Moss; Middle stem: 936 DMC; Left and right stems: Moss; Vase: Cognac; Line on vase: Lancaster Red; Star: Deep Sea; Border: Lancaster Red
  • 4. For stars, sew silver beads to flag. Cut rectangle from tag board to same size as punched piece. Trim weaver's cloth, leaving 1/4" cloth border around punched design. Fold and glue excess cloth over tag board edges. Use decorative-edge scissors to trim backing as desired. Glue backing to design, and design to front of basket. Fill basket as desired.