We are delighted to offer every Russian Punch needle that is made.

Why? Because Russian Punch is just a punch needle like all others are.

Punch stitchery,  sometimes called Russian Punch Embroidery is an old timer! 
It got the Russian Punch name when someone learned about the Russians using this needlework 
for their clothing decorations, and believed that's where it started.

But Punch Embroidery of any kind, no matter what name it is called by, 
began long before the Russian's began using this needlecraft.

History researched at the University of Michigan Library takes us back to the 15th century 
when "punch stitch" as it was called in the beginning, was used mainly for decorating
religious vestments, 
and by men who used it for punching rugs while on long sea voyages from port to port.

It began as a yarn craft, and remains a yarn craft for most punchers,
though some 'yarns' look more like embroidery floss in a finished design.
A wall hanging punched in 1675 with crewel yarn exists today in a private collection!!

Fine gauge acrylic, lusters and polyester yarns are used extensively for Punch Needle Stitchery
and look very delicate when finished, and is easier to use without constant re-threading.
You can see them in many colors, listed under "yarns" on our homepage.


Because yarn made especially for punchneedle stitchery is used from a spool which means you thread your needle only

when changing colors, while you re-thread approximately every 2-3 minutes when using embroidery floss.
Use your favorite yarn instead and enjoy! Or try both and experiment!

We are very pleased that you chose to take a look at this explanation of Russian Punch.

All the yarns listed under the "Easy Punch" heading 
(found under "Yarns" on homepage)
can be use for Russian punch.

Hit the blue button below to take you back to our homepage
where you will see the list of needles we carry in our line.

Some of them are called Russian Punch while others are
referred to as punch needles or rug needles. The only difference is their size, and all
sizes are used by today's punch embroidery enthusiasts.

Join this rapidly growing group and 'punch' your own design. Become a part of our history!

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