Doreen Frost ~ Designer, Teacher & Merry Maker of Original Needle~Work Creations, Folky Fraktur Woole~Worked Animals & Needle Work Patterns.

I have always dreamed of owning my own business, working with my hands, creating what made my heart sing . Fifteen years ago that dream began to take shape. My business grew slowly at first and I have dabbled in many different art forms (which I still do from time to time :). Six years ago I decided to concentrate on my love of Punch Needle Embroidery. I did loads of research, purchased the tools & supplies, that I knew I would enjoy using, and taught myself everything I could (and felt I needed to know) about this wonderful needle art. In 2011, I began offering my original Punch Needle Embroidery designs and things just took off from there!! Over the years my business has grown tremendously. I now travel throughout New England teaching classes & giving workshops. I also hold small classes here, in our Vermont home in Autumn & Early Winter. Outside, the wind howls, crisp leaves fly past the windows & snow swirls about... inside, a cozy fire burns and a homemade meal is prepared..we settle ourselves with our hoop & needles and enjoy a day of learning, goode conversation, friends and food. Each day I give thanks for this wonderful life I live. ~ doreen

~Welcome. Do help yourself to a cup of tea and visit A while.~

Saturday, December 24, 2016

~Christmas Time Is Here~

“I have always thought of Christmas time, when it has come round, as a good time; a kind, forgiving, charitable time; the only time I know of, in the long calendar of the year, when men and women seem by one consent to open their shut-up hearts freely, and to think of people below them as if they really were fellow passengers to the grave, and not another race of creatures bound on other journeys.”

― Charles Dickens
Wishing you and yours a VERY MERRYE CHRISTMAS. ♥♥

Friday, December 9, 2016

~Tis Blustery Outside~

Goode BLUSTERY afternoon to you.  Olde man winter is paying us a visit, here in Vermont, today.  My goodness is it ever cold outside.  A frigid wind howls and blusters about, making the window wreaths sway and my Merry & Jolly Holiday sign bang and clatter on the porch post. Thankfully, all is snug & warm inside our little brown house.  The fire is burning & Little Women is playing as I wrap a few presents under the light of our glowing tree.  I've spaghetti sauce & homemade meatballs simmer on the stove and a loaf of crusty bread cooling on the counter.  As you can imagine, it smells quite heavenly in here.

This morning, I sent out the last of my orders and I am now..OFFICIALLY..on Christmas Holiday :).  I will, of course, still be sketching, planning and spending lots of wonderful and relaxing time with my hoop & needle in between wrapping and baking..goodness how I love this time of year.

Speaking of LOVE...I absolutely LOVE what I am working on right now!!!  It is a larger version of the Merry Olde St. Nicholas design, which I created for one of this years workshops.  This larger design will be a pattern in the current "book" I am working on called "When Winter Comes" and will include all things cozy and warm to keep you busy during those long winter months and ...a touch of spring :).  As I mentioned, this guy is a large one.  He is currently residing in my 17" hoop and is punched with two strands of floss and I am using several different needle depths.  I LOVE HIM!

I'm off now to brew a fresh pot of coffee and settle myself down with Merry Olde St. Nicholas and perhaps...A Christmas Carol :).

Wishing you a joyful and merry day ~ Doreen

Monday, December 5, 2016

~Let The Merriment Begin~

Glad Tidings & A VERY Merry Monday to you.  We wake, on this first day of the week, to a fresh blanket of snow.  Tis perfect and OH SO FESTIVE!!

IN THE STUDIO.....My final punch needle workshop of the year has come and gone. It was such an amazing season and so very wonderful to have had such lovely folks here in our home. Now on to planning next years workshops, classes, teaching schedule and all the other goode things I have in mind!! 

Today I am working on orders, that came in over the weekend, as well as a bit of time with my hoop & needle. :) So relaxing and wonderful. 

I wanted to give all of you a heads up to the following;  

**PLEASE NOTE....Vermont Harvest Folk Art will be CLOSED as of Wednesday, December 7th so that I may wrap myself in the merriment that abounds and prepare our home and ourselves for a wonderful CHRISTMAS. Tis time to wrap, bake, cook.... gather and make merry with our loved ones. Any orders received between now and Wednesday will be shipped out on Friday, December 9th and then my vacation shall officially begin. **My Etsy shop will also close on December 7th.**

I will still, be here, blogging but whilst baking...wrapping and making merry.

Wishing you all a wonderful and MERRY day ~ Doreen

~Punch Needle Embroidery~

~Punch Needle Embroidery~
** The art of working raised and ornamental designs in threads of silk, cotton, gold, silver, or other material, upon any woven fabric, leather, paper, etc., with a needle. *Embroidered work or ornamentation. Elaboration or embellishment, as in telling a story

~In My Hoop~

~In My Hoop~
#2 In The Autumn On Acorn Farm Series

~Folk Art Punch Needle Club~

~Folk Art Punch Needle Club~
~A HUGE thank you to everyone who has signed up!!! Membership is now open!!! click on the photo below for details.

I am so very pleased to announce.....

I am so very pleased to announce.....
My Punch Needle Embroidery designs are now available as Rug Hooking/Rug Punching Patterns. Available exclusively through Spruce Ridge Studios