Searsport Rug Hooking
The Art of Punch Needle
Punch needle embroidery is similar to rug hooking, whereby a strand of yarn or fabric is pushed through loose-weave fabric, making a 'loop'. Repeated several times, the loops squash together to create a stunning, dense, tactile piece of fabric. With needle punching, a special needle is used to make this process much easier and quicker, meaning you can create incredible textured designs with less know-how and in very little time at all.
A traditional technique that came out of the US in the 19th century, it's now been revitalized and is appealing to many textile enthusiasts as it's not only simple to pick up but incredibly fun!
With France's favourite crafter, Marie Suarez, learn and discover the delights of punch needle embroidery in this gorgeous practical book. Starting with the key materials and equipment you'll need, as well as the basic punch-needle stitches and techniques, go straight into making 20 creative and original projects - from simple cushions and pretty wall hangings to stylish bags and even a cleaning pad!
All the projects are accompanied by beautiful photographs, diagrams to help you workout what to stitch first and handy tips and tricks for successful work.