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  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback Flap on back containing fold-out pattern sheet.
  • Publication: 01 February 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219026
  • Stock: Not Yet Published
  • Size: 204x260 mm
  • Illustrations: 152
  • Pages: 96
  • RRP: £12.99
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The Art of Punch Needle Embroidery


by Marie Suarez

Book Description

Create stunning 'embroidered' designs with yarns, threads, fabric and more without needing to learn dozens of stitches!

Punch needle embroidery is similar to rug hooking, and involves punching threads into fabric using a tool to form raised, decorative loops. It is a technique that is easy to grasp in very little time.

A traditional technique that came out of the US in the 19th century, punch needle has been revitalized and is appealing to many textile enthusiasts as it's not only simple to pick up but incredibly fun!

With internationally renowned, expert embroiderer 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 including flower-adorned pillows, pretty wall hangings and stylish bags!

All the projects are accompanied by beautiful photographs, diagrams to help you work out what to stitch first, and templates for you to trace off for quick-and-easy needle punching.

Table of Contents

Introduction 3

Resources & supplies 3

Equipment 4

Techniques 12

Pretty Tote 26
Welcome Sign 30
Animal Hoop Art 34
- Little Sheep 36
- La Petite Souris 38
- Greedy Cat 40
Goldfish Sponge 42
Hanging Heart 46
Pillows 50
- Wild rose 52
- Gathered Flowers 54
Flowers of Joy 56
The House by the Tree 60
'Merci' Sign 64
Blossom Purse 68
Little Lamb bag 72
Umbrella Pine Tree 76
Little Treasures 80
- Petite Purse 82
- Miniatures 82
Circles of Nature 84
- Bluebird 86
- Ladybird 88
- Exotic Flowers 90
Love 92

About the Author

About Marie Suarez

While working as a nurse, Marie Suarez spent her free time embroidering, a passion she’d had since childhood. Eventually she made a life-changing decision and gave up nursing to turn her passion into a job. 

Self-taught, she spent time rigorously studying the works and techniques of other embroiderers, as well as visiting museums, exhibitions and conferences on embroidery, in order to improve her skills. She has since received the title of Master Embroiderer and is one of Europe’s best-selling embroidery authors, with 28 books under her belt. 

When she’s not writing or creating commissioned work, she shares her techniques and thoughts via her blog, www.suarezmarie.canalblog.com, or sells her designs through her website, www.mariesuarez.com.

Marie lives in Beersel, Brabant in Belgium.

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