Learn how to do punch needle embroidery with this list of my very favorite modern punch needle kits. In this list, you’ll find a wide variety of the best punch needle kits: from beginner kits with simpler patterns to intermediate kits with more intricate designs for those who want a little challenge.
Each of these punch needle kits includes all of the supplies and tools you’ll need to make a punch needle embroidery project, from start to finish. Most kits also come with instructional videos or written instruction guides, which will teach you the basic stitch technique and show you how to finish your first punch needle design.
Punch needle embroidery is a fun and relaxing fiber art that is simple to learn. And there is no better way to learn punch needle embroidery than will a punch needle kit.
But, when you’re new to the craft of punch needle, it can feel overwhelming to figure out which material and tools you need to get started. It’s a challenge to find the best punch needle tool, the right kind of monk’s cloth, and the correct weight of wool yarn
That’s why I created this list of the best modern punch needle kits. All of the kits on this list have been designed with high-quality materials and easy-to-follow patterns by some of the best independent punch needle artists.
A lot of these kits also include video tutorials that will teach you the basic punch needle skills and finishing techniques you’ll need to make your first punch needle design.
Grab one of these kits, you’ll have everything you need to create your very first punch needle project. And don’t forget, a punch needle embroidery kit makes a beautiful and thoughtful handmade gift.
What to Look For in a Punch Needle Kit
If you want to make a punch needle embroidery project, you need a few special supplies. While you can find some of these materials at your local craft store, you’ll probably need to order a few of the hard-to-find supplies online.
You can save yourself time and energy by buying a kit that has everything you need, all in one place.
Here is a list of the basic punch needle embroidery supplies that every kit should have.
There are other punch needle tools available online, if you are looking for a less expensive option.
2. Frames and Hoops
If you’d like a square frame, try a Gripper Strip frame for the best results. If you’d like a less expensive alternative, try out a no-slip Morgan hoop. (A wooden embroidery hoop will not hold the fabric tight enough — you’ll want one of these no-slip hoops.)
This type of punch needle requires a thicker yarn. Some of the most loved rug yarn comes from Seal Harbor Rug Yarn, Halcyon, or Violet Jane Yarn. You can also experiment with bulky-weight knitting yarn. Alternatively, try two strands of worsted-weight yarn held together, or even 3 or 4 strands of sock-weight yarn held together.
Last but not least, you’ll need a punch needle pattern. You can make your own pattern from a design you’ve drawn, or find a PDF pattern for sale. You can see all of my patterns in my Etsy store.
This beautiful punch needle kit is my #1 choice for punch needle beginners. It contains everything you need to get started, plus a full video workshop by Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou. The video workshop will carefully explain the process of rug hooking with a punch needle, so you'll get great results.
The tools & materials included in this kit:
A 12×12″ frame stretched in natural monk’s cloth
Three colors of heathered wool yarn (2 large skeins and 1 miniature skein sourced from Italy)
A size 10 handmade wooden punch needle tool (in collaboration with Amy Oxford)
If you prefer to build your own kit, look no further than this DIY kit from The Crafter's Box. You can choose a few colors of gorgeous wool yarn, a stretcher bar set OR gripper frame, and as much monk's cloth as you need to create your project.
This build-your-own kit is perfect for someone who likes to come up with their own patterns and designs.
Make your own bohohemian style rainbow with this beginner's Punch Needle Embroidery Art kit. Great for beginners, this kit includes a simple pattern and a curated collection of tools and rug hooking supplies you need to complete the design.
cotton monks cloth
DK weight 100% high-quality cotton yarn
Small fine point Punch Needle with wood handle
6-inch No-Slip Gripper Hoop
6-inch superior quality bamboo embroidery hoop
Rainbow pattern to trace onto monks cloth
Set of instructions with additional video instruction
I think you'll love this beautifully curated collection of high-quality punch needle supplies and materials. It includes a high-quality hoop that you can reuse for many more projects after you've completed this kit. It's a perfect kit for beginners!
Check out this modern mountain scene punch needle pattern and kit.
One reviewer says, "This has made me absolutely fall in love with punch needling! I’m so proud of my finished piece! The directions were SUPER easy to follow and everything you need is provided. Totally worth it"
- 9” No-Slip Morgan Hoop - 9" Wood Embroidery Hoop (for displaying your finished piece) - optional punch needle tool of your choice - 10 various colors of yarn - Monks Cloth - small stainless scissors - design template - beginner's guide booklet
If you've never punched before, this beginner's kit is a good place to start. It has everything you need so that your introduction to this craft is as stress-free as possible.
This kit also includes easy to follow, step-by-step printed instructions.
7" Embroidery Hoop
Punch Needle Tool
One five-star reviewer says, "Perfect intro kit! Gave me everything I needed to try punch needle for the first time. Instructions were very helpful, and I had some extra yarn at the end of the project."
Sarah Stearns has helped millions of makers find their next craft project with free patterns and step-by-step tutorials on her blog, sarahmaker.com. Read more.
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