ABOUT YARNS & THREADS:
WHAT SHOULD I USE FOR PUNCH NEEDLE EMBROIDERY?
You can use anything that will go through
your needles if you like, but.....
don't get anything caught in your needle that you can't remove!
For 100 years or more now, Punch Needle embroidery has
been accomplished with beautiful
acrylic yarns made especially for this craft.
A need for safe, spooled punching
yarn/threads were required so a puncher
could work right along on a project without the frustrating, constant stopping to re-thread the needle.
Because of this need, yarns and
threads are manufactured for punch needle embroidery.
These are spooled for extended punching
which means you re-thread your needle only to change colors rather than every
5 minutes or less as you
do with, for example, embroidery floss.
WHAT IS MANUFACTURED FOR PUNCH NEEDLES?
.Beautiful Single ply Acrylic yarn
.Beautiful Single ply Luster yarn
Beautiful Single ply metallic threads
.Beautiful Single ply Satin yarn.
Beautiful Single ply Polyester yarn.
Beautiful Varigated yarn.
add to the list:
Beautiful Ribbon floss
.Light weight narrow ribbons
Why use acrylic yarns? Because
yarns are made to fit the needles!
Yarns are made in different weights to fit various needle sizes.
Yarn works up faster and smoother.
Yarn is worked from a spool so you re-thread the needle only to change colors!
Yarn can be brushed for hair, clouds or animal fur.
Yarns look better and can be machine laundered many times and come out looking new each time!
Single ply Acrylic and Luster and Metallic
yarns are spooled by most punch needle manufacturers, and because
all the yarn is the same quality, you can add different colors and shades of colors from the various
manufacturers to create your own color pallet!
(All shown on our website)
Ex. Small Needle:
The extra small needle works
beautifully with Easy Punch Polyester punch needle yarns.
Or use single strand Embroidery floss. This needle is often identified as a 'Russian Punch' needle.
The Small needle works beautifully with Satin, Luster acrylics, Easy Punch acrylic yarns. Or use 2-3 strands of Embroidery floss.
The medium needle is the
workhorse in any line of punch needles. It does 98% of all yarn punching.
Use Acrylic punch yarn (any brand), 6-ply metallic, Luster yarn, Luster with a strand of 1 ply metallic, our new varigated
color yarns, We carry it all.
Ribbon floss or 3 strands of embroidery floss work wel ltoo.
The large needle uses 2 strands
of acrylic yarn for a heavier finished look, or when you are working a very
It holds 2 strands of acrylic at one time to fill in a design faster,
A variety larger rug punchneedles are
available for punching rug designs with heavier yarns.
ENJOY YOUR PUNCH NEEDLES!
If you have something different or unusual
that you would like to try in your needle - do it! Have fun with your needle.
But if it 'drags'
as you pull it through the needle, remove it! If you try to punch with a different yarn/thread, it may get it stuck in the needle and you may not be
able to get it out.
We, as certified specialists, want to make
punch needle embroidery a joy for you to do. We make these recommendations with
that it will help you enjoy your punching!
What do we use in our needles in particular?
For nearly 50 years we have used only the yarns that
manufactured for punch needles,
We love to mix the various yarns in a design to make it look different at times...
but we are Traditional Needle Punchers who tend to punch as our ancestors did!
And we are very proud of that!
Need some help? Have a question? Phone us: 1-800-272-1966