What do I need to get started?
To start your punch needle project you'll need the following supplies:
Stretcher Bars or other wooden frame
Fabric: monk's cloth or loosely woven linen
Staple gun to attach the cloth to your frame.
#10 Oxford Punch Needle, boxed with original booklet and measuring aid
stretcher bars for a 30x30 cm piece of art
140 x 50 cm monks cloth
6 balls of MyBoshi No 1 wool, colors according to the design template (see below)
1 template for suggested design
Purchase your starter kit here.
You can also get most of these materials separately in my shop.
About the cloth
Monk's cloth is hard to find in Europe. I have found a German manufacturer who is custom making monk's cloth for The Joyful Punch. It's available in my shop, starting with 0,5 meters (1,4 meters wide).
Loosely woven linen is an alternative to monk's cloth, especially for the finer needles.
ATTENTION: Burlap / jute seems to be working at first sight, but it tends to break when it ages and there is a danger of your work breaking apart. Don’t use it.