The Art Of Punch Needle Embroidery
Create stunning 'embroidered' designs with yarns, threads, fabric and more without needing to learn dozens of stitches!
Punch needle embroidery is similar to rug hooking, and involves punching threads into fabric using a tool to form raised, decorative loops. It is a technique that is easy to grasp in very little time.
A traditional technique that came out of the US in the 19th century, punch needle has been revitalized and is appealing to many textile enthusiasts as it's not only simple to pick up but incredibly fun!
With internationally renowned, expert embroiderer Marie Suarez, learn and discover the delights of punch needle embroidery in this gorgeous practical book. Starting with the key materials and equipment you'll need, as well as the basic punch-needle stitches and techniques, go straight into making 20 creative and original projects including flower-adorned pillows, pretty wall hangings and stylish bags!
All the projects are accompanied by beautiful photographs, diagrams to help you work out what to stitch first, and templates for you to trace off for quick-and-easy needle punching.
While working as a nurse, Marie Suarez spent her free time embroidering, a passion she’d had since childhood. Eventually she made a life-changing decision and gave up nursing to turn her passion into a job.
Self-taught, she spent time rigorously studying the works and techniques of other embroiderers, as well as visiting museums, exhibitions and conferences on embroidery, in order to improve her skills. She has since received the title of Master Embroiderer and is one of Europe’s best-selling embroidery authors, with 28 books under her belt.