July 17, 2019
For as long as I can remember my grandparents read the Toronto Star every day from cover-to-cover. So I was pretty thrilled to see my name in print in the Star's Life section this past weekend. Debra Norton wrote a great piece on the resurgence of punch needle and the social media origins of this craft trend.
The article profiles Toronto textile artist Arounna Khounnoraj’s experience with punch needle and explores how the sharing of her process on Instagram sparked a world-wide craft trend. Also profiled are other fiber artists such as Marina Dempster, Jamie Bennett and myself.
Did you miss it? Find the full article here. Want to learn more about punch needle? Find my FAQ post here and a round-up of my favourite punch needle resources for beginners.
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January 13, 2020
January 09, 2020
To kick off 2020, I’m sharing my punch needle evergreen pattern with you! When you're done stitching your tree you can turn it into a stuffy like I did, or fill in the background and turn it into a wall-hanging. This beginner pattern is great for using up yarn scraps, and is a fun addition to your winter decor now that the holidays are over.
November 24, 2019
Back in August, an editor at the U.K. magazine Mollie Makes emailed me to ask if I would be interested in designing and making a trio of punch needle animal stuffies for their December 2019 cover. I’ll admit I was intimidated- the deadline was tight considering my kids were still home with me for summer break, and I had more than a bit of performance anxiety (what if they’re just “meh” about the final product?).