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

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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.

My first needle push cushion

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.

My finished punch needle bath mat.

For more needle punch crafts have a look at my IKEA FLÅDIS basket hack https://aproudhome.ie/ikea-hack-punch-needle-fladis-basket/

Punch needle hoop