PUNCH NEEDLE NOTES
A Newsletter For Punch Embroidery/Punch
THE ART OF PUNCHNEEDLE EMBROIDERY"
Today's Pleasure.....Tomorrow's Treasure!
JUST A NOTE:
You asked! The best punchneedles on today's market are the Ultra
Punch needles. They outsell all other punchneeedles by a large margin
though that is not to say the other punchneedles shown on our homepage
are not good needles. Price is not much of a factor when buying a
punchneedle. The manufacturers set the prices for their needles and we
do not change those prices without their asking. We also have handle
extensions to fit on your very short needles for more length and comfort
for your very small short-handled needles.
As with every punch needle brand we carry, we now have the Pretty Punch
of punch embroidery supplies including most Pretty Punch patterns and
their yarn colors! We're
told a lot of you have trouble finding the supplies you need. We can help!
We carry all the punchneedle yarns from all companies...Cameo, Pretty
Dee Lite, Purr-fect Punch, and O-So-Ez acrlic yarns plus Samilov acrylics
& satins, plus Luster yarns, acrylic bright yarns, 6-ply metallics
& 1 ply metallics. You can see all of them on our yarn chart pages.
MINIATURE PATTERNS &
the largest outstanding selection of Miniature Punch Pattern and Kit packs
to be found anywhere! Take a look at the large selection on our website!
Miniature rug books are also listed for those of you who love to punch
for a doll house or for income.
WHAT IS THE BEST FABRIC TO USE FOR
Weavers cloth will always be first inexpensive choice for punch needle embroidery,
and ours is now made for us in white, natural and khaki. It is
soft and flexible and makes very little 'popping' sound when punching. It does
not need to be pre-laundered to remove the sizing like so many other
brands. We now carry another punch Needle fabric from MCG textiles that
punches beautifully and looks especially nice when finished. I use it
whrn I plan to frame a finished piece.Look for it on our website under
CATALOGS INCLUDED WITH FIRST ORDER
Did you know that a catalog is included with your first order at no charge.
We get many positive comments about this and are happy to do it.
PLACING AN ORDER:
Some say they don't like using an order form on a website. Our order
form is triple secured and safe but if you prefer you can phone us with your order at 1-800-272-1966 (free call).
Thanks for letting us know. We appreciate your comments.
We are pleased to announce that in addition to retail sales, we've
been named wholesale distributors for Ultra Punch, Dee Lite, O So Ez,
Purr-fect Punch products and Super Luxo punchneedles
worldwide. We can quickly set you up as a retailer for any of these punch
product lines! Phone 1-800-272-1966 if you are interested in selling
punch needles and their product lines.
Cameo has also named a distributor for their paint line. She is Ginger
Wilson, 4879 Syllvan Rd., Manchester, MI 48158 Phone 734-428-13
FOR YOUR INFORMATION #1:
The Leisure Arts company has discontinued printed transfer books, so
they are no longer available.
FOR YOUR INFORMATION #2:
We've been ask "how far will acrylic punch yarn go?"
That's a fair question because punch embroidery is a very inexpensive
hobby. Yarn usage will, of course, depend on the length of the loop you
use. Generally if you are using the second or third setting on your
needle you should be able to cover one square inch with two yards of
yarn. The longer the loop the more yarn you will use. But when averaged
out, your yarn will cost approximately 2 cents per square inch! To my
way of thinking, that's a real bargain and less expensive than any other
FOR YOUR INFORMATION #3:
When children, the elderly, handicapped, or anyone for that matter,
has trouble holding their hoop for punching, just set the hoop over a
plastic bowl. A tupperware bowl of the proper size for the hoop and has
a raised edge is
perfect since some of them have a lip that holds the hoop very well.
This also works well for someone who punches while traveling. Just put
supplies for your project in the bowl to keep them handy and place the
hoop over the bowl...and enjoy! The bowl makes a solid 'stand' and is
good for anyone to use if you will be punching for a long while! It's so
easy to set it in your lap and use.
PUNCH EMBROIDERY YARNS:
We carry all available brands of acrylic punch embroidery yarns
for your convenience. We like to mix yarns brands in one design for more
colors. We sometimes include some satin or lustre yarn along with
acrylic yarn - or mix some metallic yarn or some ribbon floss.
Anything can be mixed. Its your call and it greatly enhances your
designs. Experiment and get even more compliments on your work.
We have 47 pattern catalogs each holding
many patterns... for example a Christmas catalog with 459 Christmas designs.
Each catalog is a single subject catalog and you can get a free catalog with
every order you place with us. All catalogs are sold on our website.
We carry a nice selection of punch
needle and rug books. if
you enjoy seeing punched rugs from designers, see the rug books on our
website and take a look at our large selection of punchneedle
JUST A NOTE:
Punch Embroidery, as you may know, has been around for generations,
but not a week goes by that we don't get 20-30 or more new customers who
have never heard about it before! Isn't that incredible? It's one of
those old time stitcheries (Originated in the 1500's) that just seems to
get better and better! Please keep spreading the word!
Our website includes a good tutorial for learning the punch
technique and for threading the needle. Just go to 'How to punch on our
If you are one of the many who outline your design in a contrasting
color when you punch (as I often do) then be aware it isn't always
necessary to use black though black is the most popular color for
outlining. Instead I sometimes use a darker shade of the fill in color
to give an area definition. Punch Embroidery lets you do your own thing.
If you don't want to outline everything in the same color - no problem.
Use what you think will look nice. There is nothing wrong with it! One
outlining method that is becoming popular is to use yarn that matches
the fabric color you are punching on! Punch Embroidery is for everyone -
with as many different ideas as you want to use - so try different
things! It will surprise you!
Just to remind you that all patterns can be used with all
needles or yarns. If you need a yarn conversion chart, there
is one on our website to print.
LUSTRE YARN!UNTIL NEXT TIME...HAPPY PUNCHING!
Have you used the beautiful lustre yarn yet? We have
Cameo, Dee Lite and Purr-fect punch Luster yarn in stock. They are
gorgeous yarn with a lusterous sheen and are a wonderful substitute for
brands whose manufacturers may no longer offer the beautiful sheen you
are looking for. This outstanding yarn is well worth trying in your
small hand needle!
COMMENTS SECTION ON ORDER FORM:
Anything you can't find on the order form can be mentioned in the
'comments section' on the order form. We always read it and take care of
the items asked for by customers. Some items are added for only a short
time and are not listed on the order form individually. The comments
section is perfect for this.
Must run for now, but check back. New things will be added soon and we often add a few new paragraphs
mixed throughout the above copy, so read through it often!
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