HarpandThistle

Punch Needle Embroidery Hoop Wall Art and Ornaments

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Announcement    Free Shipping to the US! Punchneedle Embroidery Hoop Art, Punch Needle 3D Framed Art, Wearable Fiber Art, and Christmas Ornaments. Home of the original Punch Needle Embroidered Avocado!

Welcome to the Harp and Thistle Stitchery! My husband Corey and I run this little venture together. I design and make the creations, he does all the framing, photography, and shipping. I'm of Irish descent, he's of Scottish - so the harp is me and the thistle is he. :)

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My punchneedle creations have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, marthastewart.com, Apartment Therapy, Apartment Therapy's Re-Nest, www.mrxstitch.com, Plus Model Magazine, RogerandChris.com, Going Home to Roost, SheKnows.com, Paper and Stitch Blog, Stitches Magazine (Gold Needle Award in 2012!) Ponderandstitch's blog, Etsy's Front Page (back-in-the-day), Etsy's Blog, Etsy's account on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and the Etsy Finds.

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Last updated on Dec 20, 2018

Free Shipping to the US! Punchneedle Embroidery Hoop Art, Punch Needle 3D Framed Art, Wearable Fiber Art, and Christmas Ornaments. Home of the original Punch Needle Embroidered Avocado!

Welcome to the Harp and Thistle Stitchery! My husband Corey and I run this little venture together. I design and make the creations, he does all the framing, photography, and shipping. I'm of Irish descent, he's of Scottish - so the harp is me and the thistle is he. :)

Want to know more about us? http://www.etsy.com/shop/HarpandThistle/about/

Got a question? I may have already answered it here in my handy-dandy FAQs: http://www.etsy.com/shop/HarpandThistle/policy

But please feel free to convo me!

My punchneedle creations have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, marthastewart.com, Apartment Therapy, Apartment Therapy's Re-Nest, www.mrxstitch.com, Plus Model Magazine, RogerandChris.com, Going Home to Roost, SheKnows.com, Paper and Stitch Blog, Stitches Magazine (Gold Needle Award in 2012!) Ponderandstitch's blog, Etsy's Front Page (back-in-the-day), Etsy's Blog, Etsy's account on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and the Etsy Finds.

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About HarpandThistle

Sales 1,553
On Etsy since 2010

The Harp is me, and the Thistle is he.

My name is Erin. I'm an actor and singer in the NYC area. Auditions, Rehearsals, and TV shoots are sometimes filled with a lot of wait time, so I would always bring my punch needle projects to work on. Fellow cast mates would tell me I should sell them, so in 2010 I took their advice and opened up shop here on Etsy. My husband Corey frames, photographs all the merchandise, and ships the items. We're both theatre nerds, we met on a touring show 20 years ago. I was in the cast, he was the show's Technical Director.

I'm of Irish descent, he's of Scottish - so the Harp is me and the Thistle is he! :)

Punch needle, or Needle Punch, is an ancient rug-hooking technique shrunken down onto a much smaller scale and uses a special twice-threaded hollow needle, embroidery floss, and weaver's cloth. Each piece I designed, and each tiny loop is painstakingly and meticulously hand punched with love by me. My Mom introduced me to Punch Needle Embroidery almost 15 years ago. I've been hooked ever since! (Ha! Get it?)

My punchneedle creations have been featured on The Martha Stewart Show, marthastewart.com, Apartment Therapy, Apartment Therapy's Re-Nest, www.mrxstitch.com, Plus Model Magazine, RogerandChris.com, Going Home to Roost, SheKnows.com, Paper and Stitch Blog, Stitches Magazine (Gold Needle Award in 2012!) Ponderandstitch's blog, Etsy's Front Page (back-in-the-good-old-days), Etsy's Blog, Etsy's account on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram and the Etsy Finds.

Corey and I are having a blast working together - we have several silly rituals. For example - slow in the shop? We send "vibes" through the computer together and say: "sales.... zap!" We have been known to do a Sales Dance or two before a big festival or Cyber Monday. Getting the booth and merchandise ready for shows or the holiday season usually means a Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Downton Abbey marathon on Netflix at our house. Yep, we know. We're dorks.

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Shop members

  • Erin (Harp)

    Owner, Maker, Designer

    CEO and Head Embroideress

  • Corey (Thistle)

    Owner, Director Of Logistics And Photographer Extraordinaire

Shop policies

Last updated on January 23, 2023
Hi there and welcome to my shop!

I specialize in Punch needle embroidery. A lot of people tell me "Hey! I'm crafty and I've never seen that form of embroidery before! What the heck is that?!" So - if you're one of those folks, read on!

Punch Needle or Needle Punch, is an ancient rug-hooking technique shrunken down onto a much smaller scale and uses a special twice-threaded hollow needle, embroidery floss and weaver's cloth. Each tiny loop is painstakingly and meticulously hand punched with love by me.

What makes this technique so unique is that the needle itself is adjustable, so some loops can be made longer for depth. It's what makes punchneedle so special, and different from all other forms of embroidery.

I use the finest hand-dyed high end embroidery floss for even more texture in my designs. My husband and I even hand dye our own weaver's cloth for our wall hangings and pendants.

My product line includes ready-made and made-to-order:
• Wearable Art - Barrettes, Pins, and Pendants
• Christmas Ornaments
• Sachets
• Wall Hangings

My sachet and Christmas ornament creations are especially unique as I stuff them with handmade mixes of herbs, spices and oils. Fall themed sachets are typically stuffed with mulling spices that were used for the season's apple cider and are especially delicious. Winter themed sachets are filled Maine Balsam fir and Eucalyptus or with a mix of lavender, vervain, tea roses and balsam fir for a refreshing woodsy goodness. Spring and summer scents can be lemon grass, citrus, lavender - anything light and refreshing.

I have both ready to ship and made-to-order pieces available. Check the individual listing for specifics. Ready to ship items will clearly say: "This item is ready to ship" -Or the listing will indicate that the product is made to order. Purchasing a made-to-order design means it will be made for you in about 1 week (average, check individual listings for specifics) and shipped off! If you want a different color ribbon, background, fabric color, scent choice, anything, really - give me a shout! I can custom make pretty much anything and love to collaborate.

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