Punch Needle Embroidery Patches - Jan 12
Punch Needle Embroidery—it's having a moment, and for good reason. This fiber art is creative, vibrant, textural and FAST! Plus, the yarn-obsessed find it an excellent stash-buster—beautifully using those inevitable leftovers.
Guided by Textile Designer/Artist Kathy Barlow, in this workshop you'll design and punch your own 3" to 4" patch using yarn choices from our abundant palette. Ages 16+ w/participating adult
Sunday, January 12, 2019
11am - 2pm
Class cost: $85 includes all materials
For future projects, take-home Oxford Punch Needles will be offered for $32, and patterns for $5-10.
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In this three-hour workshop you'll design and punch your own 3" to 4" patch using yarn choices from our abundant palette. You'll practice and become comfortable at embroidering with the industry-standard punch needle that is a joy to use. 
You'll also learn:
- A brief overview of needle sizes & uses
- How to choose base fabrics & yarns/fibers
- How to space your loops & work through your design
- Options for attaching your patches to jackets and bags
Kathy will provide yarns, base fabric, working hoops, iron- and stitch-on supplies and gobs of patches inspiration. Bring your own ideas too--designs without too much detail work best. Not feeling the patches? Make a mug rug for your favorite beverage (like the square, floral sample).
You'll take home printed instructions including local and online supplies sources. And if you become obsessed, take-home punch needles and patterns will be available for purchase.
Come express yourself and create an Instagram-worthy finished piece! We'll have a blast crafting, laughing and visiting.  Light refreshments and wine will be served. 
About your Instructor
Northern California textile designer and textile arts instructor Kathy Barlow believes that everyone is creative, and she helps her students explore their own artistic spirit. Kathy travels the world to explore traditional textile arts, then adds her own contemporary sensibility to create compelling designs and workshops. She recently completed a Block Printing tour of India. 
Stay in touch with Kathy for creative inspiration and to learn about her signature printing blocks, patterns and classes. Facebook.com/DesignerKathyBarlow Instagram.com/homeworkshopkathy/