Punch Needle

How to Be a Master with Punch Needle

Punch Needle embroidery well known for its traditional background has gained popularity in recent times. There was a time when grandmotherÂ’s worked with a punch needle and the craze for such quilting continues. There are several quilters nurturing a liking for punch needle for working on quilts. This form of needle-work is commonly known as Russion embroidery or Japanes bunka.

In this type of quilting, punching a thread through a piece of woven material does the design on the quilt. This helps in creating a surface of thread loops at the front top of the fabric, which looks quite similar to a carpet pile. The needle used for the stitch is a hollow one with the help of which you can create a raised ornamental design.

You don’t need to tie or knot in case of punch embroidery. The design is durable and you can even wash the quilt in a machine. For punch needle embroidery, you can make use of multiple threads and the designs come in a variety of styles. With this needle, you can create folk art designs and other bright colorful motifs on the quilt.

Need for revival of the art

Punch needle embroidery is simple and relaxing. Once you learn the art, it takes hardly any time to complete a quilt. Punch needle is also a form of portable art in which case designs are created on small sized quilts usually used for decorative purposes. These quilts are thin and small, and thus they can be packed and put inside bags to be carried along while traveling. Thus, whenever you get the time just sit and start stitching.

Some punch needle tips

  • You must have the fabric in a hoop
  • The needle should be perpendicular to the fabric and when you are creating the loops, you should hold the fabric up and then insert the needle
  • The thread which comes out of the handle should be draped at the back of your hand in which you are holding the needle
  • Now start stitching. Punch back and punch forth, side to side and up and down. While you stitch you should leave some blank space in between the rows. Never put the stitches close to each other because if you do so then the quilt will become bumpy and heavy.
  • After finishing with one row start another using a different thread color and stitch following the same pattern.

A quilt with punch needle work looks simply great with adorable colors and variety in design – it is high time for you to try the art.