Punch Needle Embroidery - Step by Step Guide
Make lovely framed embroidery using the punch needle embroidery technique. Get creative and make up your own design or follow the instructions below to create the one pictured. Choose any colours and any design, perfect for your home or as a gift!
How to use the Punch Needle:
- Punch the needle through the linen from the back of the hoop and fill in the desired areas of the design.
- Punch the needle almost all the way to the bottom each time and gently pull your needle back up.
- Move the needle along the surface of the linen a small distance and punch again. The needle head should always remain only a couple of mm from the linen (almost touching it).
- Start from the outside and work your way towards the middle.
Step by Step
Fix a piece of linen in the embroidery hoop.
Make sure it is tight.
Draw your chosen design onto the back.
Here we have made a slightly wavy design using a black marker.
Thread your punch needle with your yarn following the instructions on the packaging.
Adjust the needle to a long loop length setting (the longer the needle, the longer the loops).
Fill in three areas of the design using the instructions above.
Turn the embroidery hoop over and change to your fourth yarn shade.
Now embroider the remaining areas of the design from the front of the hoop – with the needle still at a shorter loop length setting.
Once you have filled in all of the sections, trim the edge of the linen fabric, leaving a 4 cm edge outside the hoop.
Apply glue over the linen on the back of the hoop and finish by gluing the edge of the linen to the hoop.