Punch Needle Embroidery for Beginners

Punch Needle Embroidery for Beginners

by Lucy Davidson


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Needle punch 12 gorgeous accessories for you and your home with just 9 colors.

Punch needle embroidery is back! It's a simple technique that involves nothing more than a punch needle - like a normal sewing needle, but with a handle and an aperture at the tip. It can be used on any fabric using either yarn or thread, and creates a textured, raised finish that's soft to the touch and beautiful to look at.

The easy-to-learn technique and repetitive action makes this the perfect, mindful pursuit, and projects from wall hangings and cushions to children's toys, bags and purses can be worked up quickly and easily with minimal effort.

Author Lucy Davidson's imaginative designs are stunning, and will appeal to anyone with an eye for clean, modern design. All the techniques you need are described at the start of the book, with information on how to hold the needle, how to start and finish a thread and how to achieve a variety of interesting textures and colour combinations. There are then 12 projects to try, all accompanied by charts, written instructions and beautiful photographs of the finished pieces.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782218647
Publisher: Search Press
Publication date: 11/24/2020
Pages: 80
Sales rank: 1,219,520
Product dimensions: 8.10(w) x 10.20(h) x 0.27(d)

About the Author

Lucy Davidson is a freelance graphic designer who teaches punch needle, weaving and macramé in workshops across the UK and in Europe. She also runs her own craft and lifestyle blog, Peas & Needles, which has led to her writing tutorials for numerous craft and interiors magazines - from Mollie Makes and 91 Magazine to Elle Decoration and KOEL. Lucy was featured on Kirstie's Handmade Christmas 2018, teaching Kirstie how to create natural dyes, and in 2018 published 40 Knots and How to Tie Them (Pavilion).

Table of Contents

Introduction 4

Materials & Tools 6

Punch needles 6

Essential tools 8

Yarn & threads 10

Fabrics 12

Frames 13

Techniques 14

Framing your fabric 14

Transferring patterns to fabric 17

Punch needle 101 18

Adding texture 23

Finishing off 27

Making tassels 29

Inspiration & Design 30

Projects 32

Simple Pillow 32

Hoop Art Trio 36

Plant Pot Covers 40

Wail Hanging 44

Glasses Case 48

Lion Toy 52

Lemon Purse 56

Shell Pillow 60

Punched Jacket Patch 64

Rug 68

Rainbow Day Bag 72

Moon Bunting 76

Acknowledgements & Edition Notice 80

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