To get started with punch needle embroidery, you need only a few special supplies
- A punch needle tool
- A frame
- Fabric backing
Some of these supplies you’ll be able to find at a well-stocked craft store, some you may need to order online. If you are looking for a complete guide to starting punch needle embroidery that includes a discussion of the best tools and materials, check out this post: Punch Needle for Beginners
If you’d like to DIY your own punch needle kit, you can source all of the required materials online. Create your own punch needle kit with the following supplies:
1. Punch Needle Tools
If you are looking for a more inexpensive punch needle tool, try this plastic-handled tool on Amazon.
2. Frames and Hoops
If you’d like square frame, try a Gripper Strip frame for best results. If you’d like a more inexpensive option, try out a no-slip Morgan hoop. (A wooden embroidery hoop will not hold the fabric tight enough — you’ll want one of these no-slip hoops.)
The right type of Monk’s cloth is hard to find outside of specialty stores. You can find it on Etsy or online at Dorr Mill Store.
Some of the most loved rug yarn comes from Seal Harbor Rug Yarn, Halcyon, or Violet Jane Yarn. If you don’t need the durable quality of 100% rug yarn, you can also experiment with bulky-weight knitting yarn. You can also use two strands of worsted-weight yarn held together, or even 3 or 4 strands of sock-weight yarn held together.
5 Modern Punch Needle Kits
If you’d like to purchase a ready-made kit with all of the supplies assembled for you, here are some of my favorite kits.
Punch Needle Starter Kit from Mini Masterpieces AZ
Punch Needle Cactus Pattern and Kit by myraANDjean
Starter Kit for Punch Needle by MillicentandBird
Punch Needle Kit for Beginners by BlancLaine
Punch Needle Starter Kit by MegoWorkshop
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