I hope you'll enjoy punchneedle embroidery as much as I do! See the following pages on this site for more information on supplies and how to get started with punchneedle...
Punchneedle is a form of embroidery that uses a hollow needle to create loops of thread on fabric. Also known as thread painting for the complexity and texture of design that can be created with this technique, it creates a textured pile surface akin to a miniature version of a hooked rug.
Here are just a few of the reasons I find it so appealing:
All the punchneedle projects I've made are archived on my blog - take a look for some more examples of punchneedle embroidery in action.
You don't need much to get started with punchneedle: a tool and threader, fabric and a pattern, and an embroidery hoop and floss.
I can help you pick out what you need - see my Punchneedle Supplies page for all my recommendations and tips for the most useful supplies and the best prices.
I've made an excerpt from my eBook, The Punchneedle Handbook, into a free tutorial so you can get a taste for what punchneedle is about.
Try my free 2.5" Poinsettia design, which uses Punchneedle Embroidery for a fast and festive result. It can be made as an applique and attached to almost anything to give it a more Christmassy feel!
You can find all these punchneedle patterns individually in my shop, choose any pattern for half price when you buy The Punchneedle Handbook, or choose the bargain-priced custom set of any three patterns.
My eBook, The Punchneedle Handbook: Miniature Punchneedle Embroidery Basics & Beyond, includes everything about punchneedle from the absolute basics for those who have never heard of this craft, to my techniques that will allow absolutely anyone to create beautiful punchneedle embroideries.
I designed the eBook to be a go-to reference book for all your punchneedle questions, including a useful troubleshooting section. Choose between the right- and left-handed versions, then download the PDF instantly and get started right now! See more details and the table of contents.