Thursday, June 9, 2016

A Hornbook, A Fraktur And A Giveaway...

A Hornbook, A Fraktur And A Giveaway - ThreeSheepStudio.com

HORNBOOK:
A child's primer consisting of a sheet of parchment, vellum 
or paper, mounted on wood, bone, leather or stone 
and protected by a sheet of transparent horn.
The parchment paper displayed the alphabet, 
vowels, religious materials, etc.  
The frame often had a handle, 
enabling the child to grasp the primer.
Circa 1595 or possibly earlier.




'A Mother's Watch' punchneedle design - an adaptation of an '1800' Fraktur

My newest release, 'A Mother's Watch',
is a punch needle design mounted on a hornbook.  
I painted the hornbook a shade found in the wing of the bird
 and gave it a 'finish' by hand applying wax.
(To learn more about using wax, go to 
Aging With Wax.)  

Reproduction Hornbooks are beautiful 
to use in finishing projects.  I purchased 
this Hornbook from Tara at Perfect Prim Punch.
She was willing to work with my specifications
and created exactly what I needed 
to finish my project.
Tara has beautiful hornbooks to choose from.
(In fact, it will be hard to choose only one !)
Tara was delightful to work with and my perfect
hornbook arrived promptly !




'A Mother's Watch' punchneedle design - an adaptation of an '1800' Fraktur

This punch needle design is an adaptation of a Fraktur,
dated '1800'.  The Artist is documented as unknown.
I made every attempt to keep the various hues 
and shading accurate to the original 1800 Fraktur.
Valdani Perle Cotton was used in this design,
however a conversion for DMC floss is included with pattern.
Now available in my Studio... 
go to 'A Mother's Watch', to learn more.

To view my other patterns, go to


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Now, the best part...
a GIVEAWAY.
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Hornbooks from Tara at Perfect Prim Punch

'A Mother's Watch' pattern and Hornbook
GIVEAWAY.

I will be giving away this Fraktur pattern WITH
one of the above Hornbooks to a lucky winner.

To enter the Giveaway,
leave a comment on this post.

A winner will be chosen (by Random . org)
on Monday evening, June 13, 2016 !
Sorry, shipment within USA, only.
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This Giveaway is now closed.
A winner has been notified.
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Enjoy this beautiful day !
Rose

109 comments:

  1. How exciting a giveaway! What a lovely pattern...so colorful.

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  2. Love the new pattern and the colors. The Hornbook really makes it stand out.

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  3. I am new to punch needle and this would be a fantastic project. Thanks.

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  4. Beautiful Fraktur, I'm still working on your first one. Thanks for the origin of the Hornbook, now I know why I see them with many primitive designs!

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  5. Lovely, those wooden Hornbooks are perfect to display one's needlework, I don't do punch needle work, but I do wool applique and embroidery. Would love to have one of them. Thank you for the chance, you might even make a needle puncher out of me!! lol

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  6. Your Fraktur is beautiful...as well is your blog. Your are so inspiring.

    Peggy

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  7. Omg this is such a wonderful giveaway. I love punch needle and the horn book would make a lovely display piece

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  8. What an awesome giveaway, thank you for the opportunity to win this!

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  9. Beautiful design, how perfect with a hornbook. You are too generous.
    We have watched so many bird families around our woods. They are so protective.
    The name of your design is so perfect.

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  10. Thank you for the chance to win your fantastic giveaway! I absolutely love your pattern. I have purchased hornbooks from Tara. They are lovely!

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  11. I am new to punch needle and have been wondering what to do with the pieces when they are done. Now I know!I will check out Tara's site and your patterns too. Your giveaway is most generous and exciting! Thank you :)

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  12. What an amazing find, and such generosity on your part to give us this great opportunity. I'd never heard of hornbooks before. I think I've only ever known about prairie schools using slates and chalk. I love birds, and my yard is dedicated to gardening for birds, butterflies, and bees. How stunning this would look hanging next to the window looking out onto my garden. Keeping my fingers crossed! :)

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  13. Tara's hornbooks are amazing, and the pattern is beautiful Rose!!!

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  14. Very helpful site! Lovely pattern too!

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  15. Love the new patterns that go with the red hotnbook!

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  16. Love the new patterns that go with the red hotnbook!

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  18. wow, what a beautiful design and great giveaway

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  19. Beautiful design & wonderful giveaway!!

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  20. Beautiful design & wonderful giveaway!!

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  21. Beautiful new fraktur design and hornhook. Don't add me to the list on giveaway as I haven't done needlepunch in years and someone who would use it should be on the list. But is a great design.

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  22. A Mother's Watch'is a beautiful punch needle design and having it mounted on a hornbook makes it even more special. Thank you so much for your generosity for this giveaway.

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  23. Hi Rose, I can't believe your hornbook was purchased from Tara,I have bought many from her because it is my favorite-way of framing my punch needle! Your design is so lovely and thank you for the gracious giveaway😊

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  24. It is beautiful. Thanks for the great giveaway.

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  25. I'm a cross stitcher that has taken up punch needle in the last year - and fallen in love with the texture and art! I've never done a Fraktur design and never used a Hornbook! This Hornbook is a gorgeous design and the red color completely complements the beautiful colors of the design! Thank you for all you do to promote learning this art from all of us newbies!

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  26. So pretty...love the color. My son's birthday...maybe I'll be lucky.

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  27. I was not familiar with Hornbooks, but how interesting. Love its color and the Fraktur design.

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  28. This is such a lovely pattern. I am still learning this technique and trying to avoid one color blending into another but determined! I might also have to put down my embroidery if I win. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  29. Great history lesson on what a Hornbook is. I never heard that term before. That bird is exquisite! Love it

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  30. I have the tools, thread and a couple of pattern ideas, but haven't actually started a project yet. Having a way to showcase the design would get me going!

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  31. Thank you for the chance to win this! So very lovely!!

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  32. Thank you for the chance to win the wonderful give-a-way!

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  33. It would be exciting to say I won one of your patterns, :-)

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  34. The bird is wonderful. I love to watch the birds. Thank You for a chance to win. Nancy P.

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  35. I love the Hornbook and also the pattern. Phyllis

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  36. Beautiful design and finishing by mounting it on the hornbook.

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  37. Beautiful combination of colors, the hornbook and design!

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  38. What a wonderful giveaway, would love to win, I can think of many places it would fit in perfectly in my home. Please enter me! Sam Taylor

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  39. This is a beautiful piece and I'm loving being a new needle puncher. My mind is constantly running. I love the valdani thread. I had never used it before. I hope to be the lucky winner to this gracious gift

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  40. Stunning! I had never heard of hornbooks before so was fascinated by this post. Truly a lovely piece anyone would be proud to have in their home.

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  41. Love the color of the hornbook! I am also lovint punching birds right now, peacocks, turkey and this fraktur is beautiful! What a generous giveaway! Thanks so much for thi opportunity!

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  42. Love the color of the hornbook! I am also lovint punching birds right now, peacocks, turkey and this fraktur is beautiful! What a generous giveaway! Thanks so much for thi opportunity!

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  43. Such a lovely design and hornbook. I would love to win these! Thank you.

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  44. I love this piece, Rose. Your work is beautiful.

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  45. Absolutely love your colors. Beautiful pattern and great giveaway! ...jan

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  46. What a wonderful give away. that piece is so lovely.
    Cathy

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  47. I love re creations from the 1800-1900's. This is beautiful and I would love to do it.

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  48. What a wonderful give away. I'd love a chance to win.
    Hugs :)
    Lauren

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  49. I was hoping you would explain what a hornbook was. I was on my way to Wikipedia! Beautiful design, the colors are just right.

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  50. The hornbook is beautiful and such a lovely color.

    Thanks for the chance to win.

    Charlotte

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  51. A Mother's Watch is gorgeous! I love birds and your new pattern is beautiful. the hornbook is perfect to mount it onto.

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  52. Beautiful pattern and project!

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  53. When I clicked on how to age with wax it told me I had a virus anyone else? I love your work it's beautiful

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  54. This is a gorgeous design, I'm new to punchneedle what a treat to have a chance to win thanks....

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  55. A lovely way to finish such a lovely design.

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  56. Count me in. I would love to re-create your pattern on the hornbook. Thanks for the opportunity.

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  57. I really love fractur folkart, so your new design is just wonderful. Also, love Tara's hornbooks and have used them in my xs finishing. Such a fun and different way to finish.

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  58. Love this idea for punch projects, I am new to hornbook I love the look with a punch project fastened. Your work is beautiful.

    I would love to enter your giveaway, thank you.

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  59. Oh what a wonderful pattern I love the hornbook as well ......love hearing how these old but new items were originally used

    Blessings
    Rhonda

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  60. How nice! Thanks for the chance to win the punch needle pattern and hornbook. Lovely. Carol

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  61. Love the hornbook and the pattern!!! Thank you for doing a giveaway!!!

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  62. What a fabulous giveaway!!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  63. What a beautiful picture and the Hornbook frames it so nicely. Still working on my first punch needle but this would make a great second one:)

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  64. I love the pattern and the hornbook. It is so pretty, plus I love the history. Please enter my name to win the giveaway.

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  65. Lovely pattern and hornbook giveaway

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  66. What a lovely pattern. And the hornbook is great! I love the color you painted it.

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  67. What a beautiful giveaway. Thank you for the chance to win.

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  68. Lovely pattern and I enjoy reading the history tidbits as well.

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  69. Love everything you do! Thanks for the opportunity to win!

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  70. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing and good luck to everyone.

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  71. Beautiful! Thanks for sharing and good luck to everyone.

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  72. The pattern is beautiful and elegant. I love your patterns!

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  73. What a delightful giveaway and gorgeous site as well!

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  74. This is my first encounter with a hornbook. What a lovely way to mount your work! I so love watching birds especially in their nests. If I don't win, I will probably have to buy this pattern. Thank you Rose! Deborah Hall

    Deborah Hall

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  75. What a fantastic way to display a finished punch needle project. Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway.

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  76. I never knew the back ground of a horn book.
    I love your pattern, how lovely.
    I love hand made!
    I would love to win!

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  77. Great design and hornbook. Would look great in my house!

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  78. Thanks for the history lesson! I never heard of hornbooks before, even after living in Lancaster County.....hope to see you around Lititz...

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  79. thanks for the lesson on hornbooks. I always thought it was a fancy name for a bread board. See -I learned something new today! Love your work.

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  80. thanks for the lesson on hornbooks. I always thought it was a fancy name for a bread board. See -I learned something new today! Love your work.

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  81. Rose it is a joy to read all of your blogs and your site is fun! Also a Hornbook is a word I had never heard before. Thanks for letting us in on this secret. Would love to win! Hugs from a lady crafter also!

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  82. Thank you for such a generous give away! Twyla

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  83. That is so beautiful. Thank you for appreciating the beautiful designs of the past.

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  84. Stunning, what a beautifuI way to memorialize this design. I too would love to go for it, and make this design.

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  85. Stunning, what a beautifuI way to memorialize this design. I too would love to go for it, and make this design.

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  86. These are so beautiful! Thanks for the giveaway!

    tdkcarpenoctem@hotmail.com

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  87. Beautiful Pattern, I just love Fraktur! Thanks for entering me in the giveaway!

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  88. Your interpretation and design are beautiful! And the hornbooks are so beautifully made. What a perfect way to display needle-punched small projects. LOVE it. Thanks for the opportunity for the giveaway.

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  89. Love your hornbooks! The fraktur is lovely. Thank you for the chance.
    Pam

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  90. I have been working wool applique designs based on frakturs and love the designs and colors of this piece. I have done a little punchneedle and have been seeking just the right look. I think this is it!

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  91. Beautiful....absolutely beautiful....Love your work and designs

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  92. Rose, what a lovely piece, your work as always is exquisite! Lucky person to receive this work of art. Thanks for the background information you shared.

    Best of luck to all and thanks for the chance to win it.

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  93. What a wonderful and beautiful pattern.

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  94. Love the pattern and mounting on the hornbook!

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  95. This is a wonderful give away. I love everything about it. Please include my name.

    Thanks for your generosity, Barb

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  96. The hornbook is a very clever way to display the FraKtur pattern "a Mother's Watch." The colors are beautiful!
    Thank you for creating this charming work of art.
    Audrey

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  97. I just found this website from a Ponterest post. I love everything about Rug Hooking, Wool Appiquè and Punch needle. The hornbook information was great reading- I love to find new ways to display punch needle projects! The pattern is delightful!

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  98. I just found this website from a Ponterest post. I love everything about Rug Hooking, Wool Appiquè and Punch needle. The hornbook information was great reading- I love to find new ways to display punch needle projects! The pattern is delightful!

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  99. very nice giveaway Please enter me
    linda m

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Rose