Try it on Tuesday: Punchneedle Embroidery

First off…Thanks for all the well wishes, thoughts and prayers you’re sending our way..we appreciate it.  Surgery for Gracie is going to be scheduled for the earliest date the vet has open.

Each Tuesday I host a review and often a giveaway.  Stop by each Tuesday for your chance to win.

Today I am reviewing the book Punchneedle Embroidery:  40 Fold Art Designs by Barbara Kemp and Margaret Shaw.  The good people over at Lark Crafts sent the book to me to review.

Have you seen Punchneedle Embroidery before?  I have and love it.  Country Threads has a great selection of punchneedle goodies and every time I go to the shop I am always drooling over them.  That is why I was so excited to see this book.

The beginning 26 pages of the books are dedicated to explaining the hows and whys of punchneedle.  There is information from the supplies you need to how to actually punch and mount your finished project.   The remaining part of the book features 40 projects including patterns, floss colors and directions.

The back cover features some of my favorite designs from the book.

Stars always catch my eye….

I like this pineapple project too.

I always love anything flag…..These are pins.

All in all there are enough designs I would consider making to warrant purchasing the book.  Stars, flags, hearts and pineapples….

If you’re looking for a new hobby punchneedle is perfect for when you’re watching television.  It’s easy to learn too.  I love that I can easily rip out a section if I don’t like the look.  I recently gave my needle and hoop to my niece so that she could give it a try.  I have a trip to Country Threads planned for today so my goal is to pick up another needle and hoop…I’d like to get started on one of these projects.  The book has me inspired to get punching again.



It’s been such a busy day, I haven’t had time to pick giveaway winners from last week….Thanks for putting up with me.  I’ll do the drawings tomorrow.

Leave a comment if you’d like to win the book.

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35 thoughts on “Try it on Tuesday: Punchneedle Embroidery

  1. Heather

    I’ve never seen punch needle work done, but it looks beautiful. I’m going to go search for more resources now. I think I would love to learn how it’s done! Thank you for the inspiration!

  2. Lynn

    Hi Jo, firstly i am so sorry to read about your little dog being ill and i hope for the best outcome for you all. Last year we had to make the heart-breaking decision to send our dog onwards and even though it can still bring a few tears I absolutely know it was the right decision to make for him.
    Secondly, on a brighter note, i find reading your blog so very interesting and think “how does she manage to do all that?” K.B.O. as Winston Churchill was known to say!
    Regards from rainy England.

  3. Anna Singleton

    I’m so sorry about Gracie being sick. I know it is not easy as they are like children. We had to have our cocker’s left eye taken out two weeks ago. She had a cataract and glacoma in it and it was swelling and painful for her. She is doing well and back to herself. Four years ago she had a slipped disc in her back and had to have surgery for that. Luckily she got back to about 98% of where she was before it happened. Saying prayers for you and Gracie that everything will be ok.

  4. Dee

    Prayers for Gracie –
    Oh boy….Country Threads made me try punchneedle. It becomes addictive, like fabric and they surely have one of the best selections. Have fun today!

  5. Linda

    I have never done punchneedle embroidery that I know of? I did punchneedle ages ago but didn’t look like this book. Book looks like I need to give it a try, if I could find supplies.
    Hope things go well with Gracie

  6. Nancy

    I taught myself to do punchneedle and have done two things. I would love to win the book for the patterns and to get some helpful hints. Hope everything goes well for Gracie.

  7. LoriL

    I tried needlepunch once, bought a kit with not very good (or many) instructions. Would love to win the book and read how it is really suppose to be done. Please keep us posted on Gracie. Thanks

  8. Becky Ganzhorn

    Wishing Gracie & your family the best. I know how hard it is when they aren’t well. Glad you are willing to keep us posted. Good luck!
    On a different note…. Thank-you, thank-you, thank-you for reminding me of this craft. It has beem a really long time since i have done this. I love it. They look like teeny tiny rug hooked item. My favorite coaster is my first project…. Wonder where it is? Thanks for a chance to win what sounds like a great book and thanks for reminding me of a wonderful craft!

  9. Annie Miksch

    Jo — What IS Gracie having surgery to correct? If the vet seems to feel he or she can put it off until the schedule permits, that suggests it’s not as critical as feared, and I hope that Gracie can be kept comfortable until then. Please give us updates. A whole lot of us are praying for a Beagle and her family. Thanks – Annie

  10. Johanna

    Poor Gracie! It is not fun sometimes having pets. Hopefully all will be well. I haven’t tried needlepunch yet, but I do have an interest. Hmm….now to find some extra time!

  11. Brenna

    My mom did punchneedle years ago, and it always looked like such fun! I keep thinking that I need some handwork for trips, tv, etc. Maybe it should be this!

  12. Barbara L

    Hope all goes well with Gacie’s surgery and the tumor turns out to be non-cancerous. The punch needle book looks awesome! I’ve always wanted to try it, but just haven’t gotten around to it yet. Some of those designs would probably also be great to use for wool applique (which I do)! Thanks for the chance to win it.

  13. Judy1522

    I have one embroidery project that I am working on that uses punch needle for part of it. It is a very easy to learn and very fun to do. It fills in a space very quickly.

  14. Stefanie B

    I have been playing with the thought of buying that book, it has a lot of projects I like a lot. Thank you for a chance to win!

  15. Nell

    I was given all the punchneedle supplies as a gift years ago now, and have never done anything with it. This might be the push I need to get going.
    Prayers and positive thoughts headed your way for you and Gracie!

  16. KMA

    Punchneedle looks fun and would love the chance to win the book and give it a try. Hope all goes well with Gracie and she is back to her old self soon.

  17. Sue H

    First of all, I’m so sorry about Gracie. I’m glad you’re going with the surgery and I hope all goes well. I, too, am interested in trying needlepunch – I know our quilt store has samples out and it looks interesting and something new to try.

  18. Skye

    I’ve been seeing punchneedle embroidery more & more & I *really* like the look of it.
    I especially love pineapples so that one caught my eye…Guess what my first project will be if I win? ;-)
    Thank for the chance & I am still sending prayers & well wishes for Gracie. <3

  19. Kathy h

    I love punch needle but haven’t done any for a while. The book looks like it has some great designs and I bet some good finishing tips.

  20. Marsha

    I have that book and love punchneedle embroidery. I went from that book’s designs to doing some of my own designs. I recommend this book for beginners and advanced alike. Directions are clear and projects range from small to larger and more complicated. No need to put me in your giveaway today, thanks.

  21. Jennifer

    All my prayers go with you and Gracie, I have had a precious dog who had cancer, and know they worry that goes with loving them. Hope everything goes well,

  22. Susan

    Prayers for Gracie – such a sweet little girl! What a cool new hobby to add to my quilting – thanks for the opportunity to win this book!!!

  23. Tammy

    Hoping everything goes well for Gracie, love those little Beagles.
    I recently bought some punch needle supplies at a flea market, no hoop though, and I have NO IDEA how to do it, so I’m sure this book would be a BIG help!!! Thanks for the chance to win.

  24. Emily

    Hello, Jo; The patterns in the book look like they would compliment my quilting well. And it looks like it would be fun to do!
    Thinking of all of you and Gracie.

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  26. Terry

    I used to do punchneedle when my kids were young. They are now 33, 35, and 37 years old. A few years ago, when there was a resurgence and some of my friends were interested, I told them I used to do it way back when and they told me I was wrong, that this new. It’s not! I loved doing it then and am going to try my hand at it again. I used to put it on their clothes. I made a pair of overalls for my sin and put a pic of a little boy by the pond fishing and won a blue ribbon at my local state fair. I’m glad to see it back and plan on using it on some mini quilts, too. Hope your dog gets better soon. Not much worse when one of our “kids” is sick.

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