August 14, 2019
Starter punch needle kits are now in the shop! I realize this probably should have been the first kit I offered, but hey- better late than never, right? I put this kit together because the right materials are so important to the success of your punch needle project (hello tension!), and gathering all these supplies often means buying from many different places. This kit is the perfect starting point for beginner needle punchers.
The starter kit includes:
The kit comes with a selection of wool yarn in your choice of colour palette: neutrals, blues, or pink & gold (which I used to make this fun grapefruit, by the way). You can use your chosen palette as a base, and add any scrap pieces of bulky weight (size #5) yarn you have at home.
I designed these kits to be as open-ended as possible: turn your punch needle creation into a wall hanging by framing it in a wood embroidery hoop, create something wearable such as a bag or iron-on patch, make coasters or a plant pocket for a housewarming gift, or stitch up a super-soft stuffy. There are so many possibilities with punch needle!
Shop starter punch needle kits here. Want to learn more about punch needle? Check out this FAQ post and my favourite resources for beginners.
Update- Due to popular demand, I've just added a square frame kit option to the shop. These kits contain everything that the original round frame kit does, except it contains a stretcher bar frame instead of a reusable No-Slip Hoop. Choose this option if you'd like to make a square wall-hanging: punch your project in the frame, then hang it on the wall for display.
August 20, 2019
Hi Mary Grace- thanks for your message.
I only sell the #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle which works with size 5 (bulky) weight yarn or 1/4" wide strips of wool fabric. The Oxford Company sells a range of sizes including the #14 punch needle for use with size 4 (worsted) weight yarn and looks more like needlepoint. You can find more information on the different sizes of Oxford punch needles here (scroll all the way to the bottom):
Another option is the Ultra Punch which I believe uses a embroidery floss or other fine-weight yarn. I haven’t used one myself, but this might be a good option for you.
Hope that helps!
Do you have needles sizes. Normally I use 3 size. 1 for very fine thread, another one for normal thread and another one for wool.
I am interested please.
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November 24, 2019
Back in August, an editor at the U.K. magazine Mollie Makes emailed me to ask if I would be interested in designing and making a trio of punch needle animal stuffies for their December 2019 cover. I’ll admit I was intimidated- the deadline was tight considering my kids were still home with me for summer break, and I had more than a bit of performance anxiety (what if they’re just “meh” about the final product?). In the end I said yes, and I’m so thrilled with how this project turned out!
November 03, 2019
November 01, 2019
This month I was featured in an article by Chatelaine Magazine on bringing punch needle into your home décor. The article touches on the current trend of punch needle, its history, and profiles a number of talented punch needle artists selling patterns, supplies, and finished work. Writer Iris Benaroia interviewed me for the article and included a great little write-up of me and my work. I love the quote she included of me describing punch needle as “the least frustrating craft I’ve ever tried”. Perfectly summed up!