Punch needle embroidery is experiencing a huge resurgence in popularity, and it is easy to see why with the fluffy texture it produces! I think I first saw it on Instagram and then the next time I visited my Mom, she was working on a vintage Christmas pattern where she used a punch needle to make his beard. I fell down a rabbit hole looking at supplies and patterns when I started working on this list, and then next time I saw her, she gave me my own needle! I haven’t started yet, but when I do, I’ll be buying one of these fun, bright, and modern punch needle kits or punch needle patterns.
Punch needle embroidery is different in lots of ways from traditional hand embroidery (if you decide you’d rather try that, check out my list of modern hand embroidery kits here!); the needle is hollow, you hold it differently, and there are a ton of different size that produce different effects. I learned a lot reading this great FAQ resource for punch needle questions, the writer designed a wood punch needle that has been very popular instead of the cheap plastic one that is easiest to find.
Creativebug has one modern punch needle class, that covers all the basics from start to finish, taught by @bookhou, that looks cool too! I’d love to hear if you’ve tried this textile craft or other sites I can check out for tips and inspiration. This would have been a perfect experiment back when I was doing my “try something new every month” project!
Pin this list of modern punch needle kits & patterns with this link and photo: