Briar Cottage Studio, Grab a cuppa there's lots to see!

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Announcement    Needle punch, Punch needle, embroidery, rug punch, rug hooking patterns designed by Kate Gillery.

Stop back often or follow my shop, every so often I break from designing to spinning and work on rug hooking and felting, look for listings of finished items.

If you would like to follow my blog:

Thank you for your interest...........

Kate at Briar Cottage Studio.


Last updated on May 21, 2018

Needle punch, Punch needle, embroidery, rug punch, rug hooking patterns designed by Kate Gillery.

Stop back often or follow my shop, every so often I break from designing to spinning and work on rug hooking and felting, look for listings of finished items.

If you would like to follow my blog:

Thank you for your interest...........

Kate at Briar Cottage Studio.


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Kate's Story

Once upon a time…
in a faraway land named Massachusetts, there lived an evil innkeeper, his wife, and there two lovely daughters. The wife cooked and cleaned and worked very hard. When she had spare time she taught herself to paint. Not just walls but pictures to hang on those walls. You see she loved unusual things, which at that time were very hard to come by. She had always loved working with her hands and creating art.
Nine years passed...
one beautiful spring day the innkeeper decided to move his family back to their childhood land, Pennsylvania. There they settled in a little village called Allison Park. As the children grew, Kate worked and learned how to fix and maintain their new home. Which made her very skilled in many trades.
One cold December evening the evil innkeeper grew tired of the family life and off he went, never to be seen from again. What was Kate to do? “Aha!” she said. Maybe the village would also enjoy unusual items to grace their homes and adorn their walls. Without further ado, Kate started putting her skills to work painting the villagers’ walls and furniture with beautiful designs, exclusive to each one's individual taste. As the years passed the village became a unique and whimsical land.
Then one day while gardening, a passing gnome darted into a patch of thickets, which revealed a briar covered carriage house. Her imagination took off, this would make a great meeting place to sell her wares and greet the village ladies. Again, she worked and worked to make the cottage into an enchanted studio filled with whimsical adornments for the village patrons.
For a few years the village nobility let her sell her wares from the little cottage. Then to Kate’s surprise the village nobels decided that Kate could no longer sell from the Cottage house, her doors closed. Again Kate had to wrap her mind around what to do? She started sculpting whimsical creatures called Winkles to send through the mail and sell at antique markets and festivals. As Kate grew older the festivals grew harder for her to attend. On a windy September day a little bird sat on her shoulder looking for protection from the wind. He whispered, why not use the enchanting means and the mystical powers, called the world wide web. With no hesitation she opened a shop in a town called Etsy and named it Briar Cottage. Another adventure started…Needlework designs! To her amazement through this wonderful, amazing and quite mystical means, her needlework patterns could be flown through the air like magic. Which gave her the ability to not just sell to the the local village…but the world.
Kate now has her studio in her home. Her children have grown and now live in their own separate villages. She now has the freedom to design without any more nobility and dragons crossing her path. As for the evil innkeeper, he was never to be seen from again. You could say she lives happily after after.
The End

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    Hello! Pleased to meet you!....Here you will find Patterns & Artwork designed and created by Kate Gillery. Grab a cuppa and join me for a whimsical venture into my world.

Shop policies

Last updated on April 30, 2022
Hello & welcome to Briar Cottage...If your a punch needle fan like I am. You will find many Downloadable & printed Punch needle Patterns. Designed and created by me. I also am including some of my favorite sewing notions. Enjoy the site and as always if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask.
All are unique hand made items by me with careful attention to detail. Please visit my Main website you will find more needlework patterns such as embroidery, rug making, and cross finished artwork for sale.

Accepted payment methods

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Accepts Etsy Gift Cards and Etsy Credits

Returns & exchanges

See item details for return and exchange eligibility.


Cancellations: not accepted

Please contact the seller if you have any problems with your order.


I accept Etsy Payments & Gift Cards.
or if you prefer, I accept Paypal. At the end of the transaction, you must log on your Paypal account to proceed to payment. If you have any problem or question about the procedure, just contact me. All sales must be cleared at the moment of purchase. If after 3 days I haven't gotten your payment and I had no communication from you, the sale will be cancelled and the item will be back for sale in my shop. Prices are in US $ but you can pay using you own currency as Paypal will automatically convert it.

Taxes will be added as per your state regulations. This will be added to your bill during the checkout process.


I ship items Monday thru Friday after receiving payment.
No shipping on the weekends.
I usually ship most packages USPS and occasionally UPS.

Price of shipping includes $40.00 insurance and tracking.

If you prefer a different shipping method (or you need it faster) please contact me.

I try to keep my shipping prices as low and accurate as possible.

Additional policies and FAQs

It is my wish that every customer enjoy their purchase.
Please contact me within 3 days of receiving your purchase, if you have any concerns.
Your satisfaction is important to me.
Please note: Due to the nature of Patterns - they are non-refundable.


I do not use any of your information for advertising or personal use. Convos & information stay within Etsy guidelines. This Privacy Policy describes how and when I collect, use, and share information when you purchase an item from me, contact me, or otherwise use my services through or its related sites and services.

This Privacy Policy does not apply to the practices of third parties that I do not own or control, including Etsy or any third party services you access through Etsy. You can reference the Etsy Privacy Policy to learn more about its privacy practices.

Information I Collect

To fulfil your order, you must provide me with certain information (which you authorized Etsy to provide to me), such as your name, email address, postal address, payment information, and the details of the product that you’re ordering. You may also choose to provide me with additional personal information (for a custom order of jewelry, for example), if you contact me directly.

Why I Need Your Information and How I Use It

I rely on a number of legal bases to collect, use, and share your information, including:

as needed to provide my services, such as when I use your information to fulfil your order, to settle disputes, or to provide customer support;
when you have provided your affirmative consent, which you may revoke at any time, such as by signing up for my mailing list;
if necessary to comply with a legal obligation or court order or in connection with a legal claim, such as retaining information about your purchases if required by tax law; and
as necessary for the purpose of my legitimate interests, if those legitimate interests are not overridden by your rights or interests, such as 1) providing and improving my services. I use your information to provide the services you requested and in my legitimate interest to improve my services; and 2) Compliance with the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use. I use your information as necessary to comply with my obligations under the Etsy Seller Policy and Terms of Use.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

Information about my customers is important to my business. I share your personal information for very limited reasons and in limited circumstances, as follows:

Etsy. I share information with Etsy as necessary to provide you my services and comply with my obligations under both the Etsy Seller Policy and Etsy Terms of Use.
Service providers. I engage certain trusted third parties to perform functions and provide services to my shop, such as delivery companies. I will share your personal information with these third parties, but only to the extent necessary to perform these services.

Compliance with laws. I may collect, use, retain, and share your information if I have a good faith belief that it is reasonably necessary to: (a) respond to legal process or to government requests; (b) enforce my agreements, terms and policies; (c) prevent, investigate, and address fraud and other illegal activity, security, or technical issues; or (d) protect the rights, property, and safety of my customers, or others.

Data Retention

I retain your personal information only for as long as necessary to provide you with my services and as described in my Privacy Policy. However, I may also be required to retain this information to comply with my legal and regulatory obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce my agreements. I generally keep your data for the following time period: 4 years.

Transfers of Personal Information Outside the EU

I may store and process your information through third-party hosting services in the US and other jurisdictions. As a result, I may transfer your personal information to a jurisdiction with different data protection and government surveillance laws than your jurisdiction. If I am deemed to transfer information about you outside of the EU, I rely on Privacy Shield as the legal basis for the transfer, as Google Cloud is Privacy Shield certified.

Your Rights

If you reside in certain territories, including the EU, you have a number of rights in relation to your personal information. While some of these rights apply generally, certain rights apply only in certain limited cases. I describe these rights below:

Access. You may have the right to access and receive a copy of the personal information I hold about you by contacting me using the contact information below.
Change, restrict, delete. You may also have rights to change, restrict my use of, or delete your personal information. Absent exceptional circumstances (like where I am required to store data for legal reasons) I will generally delete your personal information upon request.
Object. You can object to (i) my processing of some of your information based on my legitimate interests and (ii) receiving marketing messages from me after providing your express consent to receive them. In such cases, I will delete your personal information unless I have compelling and legitimate grounds to continue using that information or if it is needed for legal reasons.
Complain. If you reside in the EU and wish to raise a concern about my use of your information (and without prejudice to any other rights you may have), you have the right to do so with your local data protection authority.

How to Contact Me

For purposes of EU data protection law, I, Katherine Gillery, am the data controller of your personal information. If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me at kgillery [!at] Alternately, you may mail me at:

Kate Gillery. 2330 Wyland Avenue. Allison Park, PA 15101
See this Seller Handbook article for a sample privacy policy you can customize for your shop.