A Punch needle is an easy to use tool that opens up a delightful
world of dimensional needleart. It quickly and easily produces one-level or exciting three dimensional designs for many uses with One Simple Stitch (shown above). The technique of ironing a transfer pattern onto
cotton/polyester fabric, then punching yarn, floss or ribbon into
the fabric to fill design areas with color is all it takes. Like
coloring with a crayon! Easier and faster than any other
needlework! From ages 6 to 106, man, woman or child, you can do it. It doesn't
ask for a 'perfect' technique - only that you punch enough stitches
to fill the areas on your design. Its so easy to do and you have
something nice without a lot of effort. Once you transform a piece of fabric into a dimensional design with your first try, you're hooked!
About fabric ... only a cotton/polyester blend will work for
punchneedle, the usual one being weavers cloth that is 60%
polyester/40% cotton and is available in white, natural, khaki.
100% cotton fabric will not work and will give you problems.
Weavers cloth is hard to find in fabric shops but we carry it
always. However other more expensive fabrics that look sharp as a
background for your designs have been found and thoroughly tested
to be workable too and can be found under the fabrics listing, so
you do have a choice.
Punch needles are stay-sharp, highly polished stainless steel
hollow tubes (in varying sizes) with an eye, inserted into a shaped
comfort-fit handle for punching special yarn or threads into a
woven fabric to create dramatic textures and combinations, for
example: flat...looped...contour... sculptured. Never boring!
Thousands of available transfer patterns and easy instructions use
'punch-by-number' concept to create loops that rival Old-Time Hooking and Colonial hand hooking plus Clothing
Embellishments ...Accessory creations ...Classic Dolls & Toys
...Popular miniatures ...Romantic Jewelry ...Fantastic Gifts ...
Holiday decorations... rugs and more! Or do Needlepoint, Cross stitch and Crewel easier and quicker with your punchneedle.