Punch needle tutorials
Learn punch needle creating your first punchy thanks to the Oxford needle!
Punch needle is a very easy technique that requires no crafting talent. It is accessible to everyone, including people of all ages: from 5 to 99 years old. Follow our punch needle tutorials and create your first punchy.
1. How to transfer a pattern to the cloth
2. How to get cloth on an embroidery hoop
3. Start punching
4. How to finish your punchy
5. How to piece the backing fabric
Adopt a punchy
When you receive your Moomzart kit with the Oxford needle, follow these 5 videos that will guide you step by step in the creation of your first punchy. It’s the easiest and most fun way to learn the punch needle art. Here we’ll show you all the possibilities of this format.
punch needle tips
Learning by experimenting.
Once you’ve got the hang of the Oxford needle, creating your first 2 punchies for example, you can experiment with different stitch types and play with wool textures. We also show you an ingenious way of joining punchies to make a 100% natural wool rug.
Types of textures and stitches
Different types of fillings
What to do in case of a deadline
How to reinforce cloth grip
How to join punchies for a rug
Your punch needle kit
You can buy all the materials shown in the tutorials in our shop. They are high quality materials that will allow you to enjoy this fantastic hobby.
The 5 golden rules of the Punch needle
By definition, punch needle is a very easy relief embroidery technique. You only need an afternoon at home with your kit to get started.
- Choosing the right materials (the most important thing)
Yes, we are such a pain on this topic. But when we started it took us a long time to find a good punch needle that pierces the cloth like butter, a good embroidery hoop that allows a good grip on the cloth, a quality cloth that won’t leave the house looking like a barn and a good wool that will keep the loops hooked on the cloth.
- Tighten the cloth perfectly on the embroidery hoop
The cloth should be perfectly taut. From time to time you will need to retighten the cloth as you progress with your project. A good embroidery hoop is important for a better grip.
- Pierce the cloth up to the wooden stop of the needle handle.
You have to pierce the cloth without fear until you find the resistance of the lower part of the handle. Then softly lift the needle until it comes out of the cloth and pierce again.
- Check that the wool strand is always WITHOUT tension.
If the wool gets stuck, or you can’t continue punching, it is probably because the fibre is stuck or under tension.
- Always finish and cut the wool on the side of the loops.
When we say always, we mean always, regardless of whether the right side you want is a loop or the flat stitch.
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