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Punch needle is a creative embroidery technique that easy to learn and fun to do.

Punch needle is a form of needlework closely related to rug hooking. It goes by a few names, including needle punching, punch needle embroidery, and punch needle rug hooking.

To do punch needle, the fiber artist uses a hollow needle tool to “punch” loops of wool yarn through holes in a woven foundation cloth, like monk’s cloth. The series of loops on the front side of the work gives the design a rug-like appearance.

You can use different colors and textures of yarn to make any design you wish.  It’s almost like painting with yarn!

finished floral punch needle piece in an embroidery hoop

 

It’s easy to get started with punch needle embroidery, too.  You don’t need a lot of supplies and you can pick up the basic technique in one afternoon.

Once you learn the stitching technique, you can make all sorts of projects, including wall hangings, pillows, and rugs.

Start learning how to do punch needle with my comprehensive beginner’s guide and step-by-step tutorial. For more advice, be sure to read 10 Tips for Punch Needle Embroidery Beginners

For more detailed information about all of the different punch needle tools, materials, and supplies, don’t miss this post: The Best Punch Needle Supplies. Or,  check out my favorite modern punch needle kits here: 17 Modern Punch Needle Kits for Beginners

Then, check out some of my project tutorials, including a punch needle wall hanging and punch needle pillow.

Keep reading for everything you need to know to start making beautiful punch needle art today!

Free Punch Needle Pattern – Modern Rainbow Wall Art

Learn how to do punch needle embroidery with this free punch needle pattern. Whether you are a beginner or an experienced fiber artist, I think you’ll love this modern rainbow punch needle pattern. I’m so excited to share this happy rainbow punch needle pattern with you today. If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to …

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Punch Needle FAQs : Troubleshooting Problems

Punch needle embroidery is simple enough to learn in an afternoon, but takes many hours of practice to truly master.  If you are just starting out, read this guide all about Punch Needle Embroidery for Beginners.  It’s a complete guide with a rundown of all the punch needle supplies you’ll need to get started.  After …

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17 Modern Punch Needle Kits for Beginners

Discover the creative art of punch needle embroidery with this list of my very favorite modern punch needle kits. In this list, you’ll find all sorts of inspiring punch needle designs: from beginner kits with simpler patterns to more intricate designs for those who want a little challenge. Each of these punch needle starter kits …

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