I fell in love with punchneedle embroidery the first time I saw it! Punchneedle embroidery, also known and Needle-punch embroidery is a fast, fun and extremely portable technique and best of all it is very easy to learn. It only involves one stitch which you work from the back of the piece with your fabric held tight in an embroidery hoop. As you work, your design materializes on the front of the piece and when complete resembles a tiny hooked rug.
It also pairs beautifully with felted wool as you can see with this project. I used Valdani hand dyed embroidery floss for my sample, but you can get similar results using the DMC flosses listed in the chart. Just alternate threading your needle with the different colours listed and you will get the same variegated look.
Read more in our Spring 2014 issue.
Designed by Christine Baker
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