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  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
  • Edition: BC Paperback with flaps
  • Publication: 28 May 2019
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781787132788
  • Stock: Temporarily Out of Stock
  • Size: 201x253 mm
  • Illustrations: 0
  • Pages: 160
  • RRP: £14.99
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Punch Needle


Master the art of punch needling - accessories for you and your home by Arounna Khounnoraj

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Book Description

Discover a fresh take on a traditional craft in this ultimate introduction to the art of punch needling.

Giving this forgotten craft a modern twist is author Arounna Khounnoraj (aka Bookhou.) One of Canada's most sought after mentors and creatives, she has caused a social media storm with her beautiful images and videos featuring her modern interpretation of this craft.

In Punch Needle she shows you how to create your own floral and abstract designs, teaches the basic stitches and guides you in mastering punch needling through a stylish collection of 20 homeware and accessory projects.

It won’t take long to ace, as this is one of the most straightforward crafts to pick up all you need is your hands, a ball of yarn, some fabric and a punch needle. Discover how to create stunning cushions, wall art, bags, a blanket and an impressive rug with the help of illustrated step-by-steps, pattern charts and inspirational project photography. Each piece highlights Arounna’s beautiful botanical and abstract pattern work, sense of colour and combination of stitches, which bring this age-old technique bang up to date.

About the Author

About Arounna Khounnoraj

Arounna Khounnoraj is a Canadian artist and maker based in Toronto, where she emigrated with her family from Laos at the age of four. While her education includes a masters degree in fine arts, it was through subsequent residencies that she found her current focus in fibre arts. In 2002 she started Bookhou, a multi-disciplinary studio with her husband John Booth, where together they explore a variety of printing and embroidery techniques through making utilitarian objects such as bags, home goods and textiles.

For more information visit www.bookhou.com or follow Arounna on Instagram @bookhou.



If you haven't heard of punch needling before, there's no need to feel intimidated- this Victorian-era artform is one of the most straightforward crafts to master. All you need to begin is a ball of yarn, fabric and a punch needle! So go on, pick up this book and try your hand at a new craft. 

Crafts Beautiful

The traditional craft of punch needling, where lengths of yarn are pulled through fabric with a tool to create designs, is given a fresh twist. Arounna demonstrates the basics of this easy-to-master craft, then provides a series of botanical and abstract pattern projects to make. 

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