Punch Needle: Comeback Craft for 2019
Needle punching is a craft of looping wool. The looping gives a pattern rug appearance. I learned this cool craft at a workshop held by Joanne Condon https://kylelane.ie/about-us/ At this workshop I got my own needle punch kit to bring home. It is making a big comeback. When you learn how to do it you’ll be hooked. Its addictive and very therapeutic. I found I was looking forward to evenings sitting watching Netflix and punching.
Tools you will need;
Hessian or linen scrim
An embroidery hoop
Lots of wool
You can draw a design onto your hessian or scrim. The first needle punch I did was a very simple design. I practiced and practiced my technique. I sewed my first needle punch design onto a cushion I had. Then I decided to try and make a rug.
To start I drew the words “Get Naked” onto my scrim with a sharpie or felt marker. I used the wooden hoop. I had to keep moving the hoop along. I used chunky wool for this mat.
When I finished the punching I made wool pom poms for the edging. I was delighted with how this turned out. I wanted to make more cute accessories for my home with this craft.
For more needle punch crafts have a look at my IKEA FLÅDIS basket hack https://aproudhome.ie/ikea-hack-punch-needle-fladis-basket/