Efflorescence (PPN): Includes the (7 1/2 x 10) Paper Pattern ready to be traced onto your weavers cloth, along with the beautiful color placement guide. The color guide shows you exactly where each color is used throughout the design and provides you with the option between using Valdani or Rustic Wool Moire threads. Both thread color codes are included as part of the color guide.
This pattern"EFFLORESCENCE" meaning blossoming or coming into flower, was the concept behind this Art Nouveau style design. This graceful pattern has a special element with the addition of small wool flower buds used to create dimension on the punch needle design.
How to add the tiny wool flowers: This added element is quite easy, Just use a matching wool or fabric color. Cut into small strips ( like a rug hooking worms) and roll to create a small-looking flower bud then stitch on the front side of the design. Very easy and creates a lovely element to the pattern.
This pattern was completed using Rustic 100% Wool Moire Thread directly from Spain. Using this 100% wool thread creates a different finish to the punch needle design. You have the option of both RWM and Valdani threads in the color guide. Both give you a lovely finish, the Valdani has more sheen and the wool has a more matte finish to the final product.
About RWM Threads: There are about 114 different colors in the line. They have approximately 89 yards on each spool, comparable to the yardage of Valdani size 8 thread. The wool thickness is between a size 8 and 12 in the Valdani Perle cotton threads.
I love working with this (RWM) thread and love the different finishes this wool thread creates. If you haven’t used this thread before it is worth the try. Valdani is always a wonderful thread to create and you can't go wrong with the beauty of Valdani Perle Cotton threads.
Note: This design is available as a kit which includes the 10pc. Rustic Wool Moire threads- See Punch Needle Kits