Art of Punch Needle Embroidery
Discover the delights of punch needle embroidery in this gorgeous practical book, with France's favorite embroiderer and crafter, Marie Suarez. Punch needle embroidery is a traditional technique that came out of the US in the 19th century and is similar to rug hooking. A strand of thread is pushed through loose-weave fabric, making a 'loop' on the other side. Repeated several times, this simple action creates a stunning, decorative, tactile design. Starting with the key materials and equipment you'll need, as well as the basic punch-needle stitches and techniques, go straight into making the 20 charming projects inside - 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.