New Punchneedle Embroidery

Basics & Finishing Techniques Plus 20 Original Designs

Charlotte Dudney
AUD $27.99
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Punchneedle embroidery is a creative needle art in which thread is literally punched through cloth with a special needle. The design is transferred onto the back of the fabric, which is stretched tightly in a hoop. Using a threaded punch needle, a small running stitched is work on the back of the fabric to outline or fill in the design. This stitch forms a loop on the front of the fabric. Different lengths of loops are created with different sizes of needles. The basic technique can be learned very quickly. The tools and techniques are similar to those used to make rugs with bulky wool yarn only they've been miniaturized. The craft has been described as embroidery on steroids. Traditionally it is used to create folk art designs, but needle arts designers are starting to create more contemporary designs, and the crafters are jumping on board. This book is a fresh take on punchneedle embroidery, a very vast, very flexible technique to apply color and texture to cloth. Punchneedle designs can be turned into patches to embellish everything from jeans to bags. They can become cards, pins, or journal covers. They can be fused or sewn into all kinds of craft projects.

Author bio:

Charlotte Dudney is the leading designer of contemporary punch needle embroidery patterns and is acknowledged with being the driving force behind the new popularity of this craft. She has been a featured artist and instructor at the International Needlework Retailers Guild Markets, TNNA, and quilt markets. She is constantly teaching classes across the country. She has produced a DVD, Punch Needle Embroidery with Charlotte Dudney, which sells for $22.50 in needlework shops across the country. She has published over 60 punchneedle patterns. The distributor Norden Crafts carries the full line. Her patterns are also distributed by Checker, Winchelt Imports, Petersen-Arne, HDC, and Nordic Needle. She shows her patterns and promotes the craft of punch needle through her website,, She resides in Arlington, Texas.

Category: Lifestyle
ISBN: 9781589232990
Publisher: Quarto US
Imprint: Creative Publishing
Pub Date: July 2007
Page Extent: 96
Format: Paperback
Age: 0 - 0
Subject: Lifestyle & personal style guides