I have yet to try punch needle embroidery. But the more popular it becomes, the more I’m tempted to buy an Oxford punch needle and skeins of yarn. Studio Myome uses the tool to create stylized portraits of people and animals. They have a cartoonish feel, yet the texture of the yarn ensures that they don’t feel flat.
In addition to the sea of uniform stitches, Myome also uses fringe and other long pieces of yarn as an accent; a great example is when a couple, each in their own hoop, are connected via a strand of yellow yarn mimicking a spaghetti noodle. It’s a delightful nod to Lady and the Tramp.
Studio Myome pairs single strands of thread with punch needle embroidery to make tactile and fun hoop art.