Thursday, March 19, 2020

String Bag Giveaway...

Wool String Bag by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

~ The useful String Bag ~
A String Bag was found in most homes in 
the late 1800's.
Long before rubberbands, paper clips 
and staplers - string was a way to bundle 
and tie up items and keep 
things together and organized.

This is an updated version of a String Bag...
Made from black and white houndstooth wool,
embellished with Wool Applique 
and a touch of Hand Embroidery
with glass beads.
I have mine hanging from an old doorknob 
in my kitchen.  I use it to...
*Secure herbs in a bag to flavor 
soups and stews.
*Tie cinnamon and clove in a bag
to simmer with apple cider.
(Tip: use a coffee filter as a 'bag' for spices.)
* Tie magazines and papers together
for recycling.  

'QuilterLaura' - you are the winner
of the Wool String Bag !
Please contact me with your 
mailing address.
For a chance to win this String Bag 
and a ball of string (sorry, scissors not included) -
leave a comment below 
listing your favorite Spring activity or flower.
A winner will be chosen
at the end of the day on 
Saturday, March 21, 2020.
(Shipping within USA only, please)
The winner will be listed here on this blog,
so check back to see if you have won !
This Giveaway is now closed.

Happy Spring...
Rose

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Peaceful Garden Punch Needle Design...

Valdani Perle Cotton


Valdani Perle Cotton 
in M49, Subtle Elegance...
(My favorite !)



'Peaceful Garden' Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

A garden is growing...



'Peaceful Garden' Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

Tiny loops....
make me smile.



'Peaceful Garden' Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

Adding a touch of green to 
the calming neutral shades.



'Peaceful Garden' Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

A creamy pale shade for the background.



'Peaceful Garden' Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

Gorgeous ribbon from 
Monahan Papers in 'Fresh Egg'
was used for the Ribbon Ruching
on the edges.



'Peaceful Garden' Punch Needle design by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio/Shop'

'Peaceful Garden' 
Small pillow punched in creamy shades 
of Ivory, Light Beige and Mocha.
Available in the Studio.
To learn more, go to...

Enjoy your day, my Friends...
Rose

Saturday, February 8, 2020

Charm Bundles and Sunflowers...

Wool Charm Bundles at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio'

On my worktable...
The Wool Charm Bundles 
are being restocked... 
there are a few remaining in the (Studio).
Lovely little bites of color
and texture that are perfect
for Penny Rugs and Wool Applique.



Wool Charm Bundles at ThreeSheepStudio.com in the 'Studio'

I love seeing my worktable covered in 
wooly goodness !




I have also been working on 
one of my Sunflower Patterns.
Punching with my 'Ultra Punch' punchneedle
and Valdani Perle Cotton inTarnished Gold.
This particular design has a touch of 
Wool Applique added.





'Simply Sunflowers' punch needle by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in 'Studio'

The centers are embellished with
Colonial Knots.  You could also use 
French Knots.  It's all in how you wrap 
the thread around the needle.  The stitch 
looks similar, but is different...
I prefer Colonial Knots
because they seem to be more sturdy 
and stay in place better.

To learn more about these sunflowers,

Enjoy your weekend, my Friends...
Rose

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Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Wool Pennies On My Worktable ...An Online Show On Thursday...


Wool Pennies cut and ready for a project - ThreeSheepStudio.com

I'm a Wool Penny girl,
through and through...
There is just something about 
Wool Pennies that captures
my attention...




Wool Pennies cut and ready for a project - ThreeSheepStudio.com

Usually when I start cutting, 
I keep going until I can cut no more.
I like having a stash to grab from.
The small penny in my hand is 1/2 inch.




Black Licorice table runner by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This 'Black Licorice' table runner
has been spoken for...




Black Licorice table runner by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I loved the stormy shades of wool
used in this runner
and would like to make another...
not the exact same, but similar.




Wool Pennies cut and ready for a project - ThreeSheepStudio.com

Wool Pennies are on my worktable
and I couldn't be happier !
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Also...
Please join me for an online show of 
Handmade Offerings.

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Online show will be here on the Blog,
Thursday, January 30, 2020
at 7:00 p.m. EST

I invite you to stop back at that time 
and join me.

Enjoy your week my Friends...
Rose


Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Wool - Ribbon - Pom - Ruching...

1769 Fraktur Punch Needle by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

It's been very cold here in Pennsylvania...
a good time to be inside
'finishing' projects.

I'm pairing wool with punch needle.
Beautiful Drab Olive ribbon will be finishing
this 1769 Fraktur 'Where Love Grows'.
(Ribbon from 'Monahan Papers')




1744 Fraktur Punch Needle by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

Red wool and dark red pom poms will
finish this 1744 Fraktur
'Forever True'.




Assorted Wool Fabric to be used for 'finishing' projects at ThreeSheepStudio.com

These beautiful wools arrived last week.
Already stacked neatly 
on my wool hutch, ready to 'finish' projects.
(Wool from 'The Wool Studio')




Paisley Wool Applique Pillow with Wool Ruching by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This Paisley Wool Applique Pillow
is finished with 'Smoked Paprika'
Wool Ruching on the edges.
For 'How To' make Wool Ruching...
go to 'Wool Ruching'.




1776 Fraktur Punch Needle by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

This 1776 Fraktur 'Be Thee Mine'
will be finished with a creamy wool 
and dark red wired pom poms.

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Stay warm, my Friends...
Rose

Friday, January 10, 2020

Annual Pattern Sale...

Designs by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com in 'Studio/Shop'

If you have had your eye on a pattern,
now is the time to treat yourself !

My Annual January Pattern Sale
is going on now !

Punch Needle Patterns,
Wool Applique Patterns,
Needlework Patterns
and Books
are 20% off.

20% Off Sale runs through
Sunday, January 12, 2020

For Patterns, go to...
No coupon code needed.
And, just a reminder...
all patterns ship FREE in the USA !

Wishing you a creative day,
my Friends...
Rose

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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

How To Make Wool (or Ribbon) Ruching...

How To Make Wool Ruching by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com  Go to 'Blog' and select 'How To/Tutorial'

Ruching...
particularly Wool Ruching has been
my 'go to' for 'finishing' some 
of my Punch Needle projects.
As in this case, a small pillow.
So simple...
want to learn how ??



Thursday, January 2, 2020

A Gentle Start To The New Year...

Neutral Shades of Valdani Perle Cotton for Punch Needle Embroidery by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I can always tell how busy my Holiday 
season was by how fast I gravitate
towards calm neutral shades,
once we head into January...




Neutral Shades of DMC Floss for Punch Needle Embroidery by Rose Clay at ThreeSheepStudio.com

I crave soft gentle colors...
low stimulation !
And, these are just the ticket.
These shades are currently 
on my worktable.




A Needle and Thread and tea in my favorite handmade mug...I'm ready 2020

I'm up every morning at 5:00 a.m.
How I start my day in the first hour,
sets the tone for the rest of the day.
This handmade mug with tea is a constant...
(Mug from 'OneTable')




Favorite Postage Stamps

I keep a large folder of stamps
in my Studio...
while most of the time,
I print my postage online...
I often will use stamps and these are some 
of my favorites to have on hand.
The Winter Berries are my fav,
but the succulents come in a close second.

Wishing you a happy and healthy
New Year, my Friends...
Rose

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