01 August 2020

£10.99

BC Paperback + fold-up double-sided pattern sheet in inside backcover pocket

204x260 mm

9781782218647

9781782218647

80 pages

Search Press

Punch Needle Embroidery for Beginners

by Lucy Davidson

Punch needle embroidery is back!

It's a simple technique inspired by rug hooking that involves nothing more than a punch needle it's like a normal sewing needle, but with a handle and the eye of the needle at the stabbing end! It can be used on any loose-weave fabric using either yarn, fabric strips or embroidery thread/floss, and creates a textured, raised finish that's soft to the touch and beautiful to look at.

The easy-to-learn technique and repetitive action makes this the perfect, mindful pursuit, and projects from wall hangings and cushions to children's toys, bags and purses can be worked up quickly and easily with minimal effort. 

Author Lucy Davidson's imaginative designs are stunning, and will appeal to anyone with an eye for clean, modern design. All the techniques you need are described at the start of the book, with information on how to hold the needle, how to start and finish a thread and how to achieve a variety of interesting textures and colour combinations. There are then 12 projects to try, all accompanied by charts, written instructions, a full-size template and beautiful photographs of the finished pieces. 

Book Contents

Introduction

Materials & Tools
Punch needles
- Equipment
- Yarn & threads
- Fabrics
- Frames

Techniques
- Transferring patterns to fabric
- Framing your fabric
- Punch needle 101
- Adding texture
- Finishing off
- Making tassels

Where to find it?
- Colour
- Collages
- Sketching

Projects
- Simple Pillow
- Hoop Art
- Plant-Pot Covers
- Wall Hanging
- Glasses Case
- Lion Toy
- Lemon Purse
- Shell Pillow
- Punched Jacket Patch
- Rug
- Rainbow Day Bag
- Moon Bunting

Acknowledgements & Edition Notice

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