I finished punching this free blue bird needle punch project and I wanted to share the pattern with you. It is small, so it would make a perfect project for a beginning puncher!
It features a blue bird holding a red tulip in its mouth. The background has been punched with a hand-dyed variegated floss.
The blue bird has been punched using 3 strands of DMC embroidery floss. (Find out how to easily split an entire skein of floss at once!)
The finished punch needle design measures about two and a half inches tall and about four inches wide. Feel free to shrink or enlarge the pattern to suit your needs.
Here are the colors I used:
- Bird’s Belly – DMC 919
- Bird’s Wing – DMC 931
- Bird’s Beak and Legs – DMC 783
- Stem – DMC 3051
- Flower – DMC 921
- Background – DMC Ecru that I over-dyed with coffee.
When punching with variegated threads, experiment with different punching styles to get different results. Learn tips for punching with variegated threads.
I used a small bead for the eye.