Punch Needle Craft - Clare Youngs
30 super-easy projects for beautiful and colourful homewares, accessories and gifts.
Punch-needle embroidery is the perfect creative and mindful hobby, and involves punching threads into fabric to form a design. Ideal for beginners, it requires just a punch-needle pen and a few basic supplies, and is also a great way of upcycling scraps of yarn or thread. With this beautifully illustrated book by Clare Youngs, you'll learn how to use this skill of ‘painting with wool’ to make 30 gorgeous and colourful projects. For the home, try your hand at stitching textured plant pot covers, or create a hanging decoration as a centrepiece for your living room. You’ll also discover how to make accessories including a patterned tote bag, and designs such as zipped pouches and geometric cushions that make brilliant gifts. So pick up a punch needle and explore your creative side with this accessible and versatile craft.
About the Author
Clare Youngs studied graphic design and has worked in packaging design, illustration and book jacket design. Her title Creative Book Art has been shortlisted for the papercraft book of the year in the Creative Book Awards 2023. Her other books include Foraged and Recycled Art, Folded Book Art, A Year in Crafts, Colour Yourself to Happiness, Book Art, Mobile Art, Wall Art, Make Your Own Woodland Creatures, Letter Art and Folk Art Needlecraft (all published by CICO Books). She is based in Kent, UK.