Miniature Punch Needle on weaver's cloth
This punch needle piece was done with 3 strand embroidery floss (DCM). I use a needle with precut gauges that is made by CTR, Inc.. The needle comes with a threader and instructions
(purchased at The Quilted Crow in Boxborough, MA). I use a hand-held gripper frame as it holds the cloth very taut and it doesn't slip.
Miniature Punch Needle on weaver's cloth with a woolen cloth mat, 4 1/2" X 4 1/2 "
This piece was done with 3 strand embroidery thread (DCM and Weeks Dye Works). The Weeks embroidery thread is hand over dyed and has beautiful color variations that add interest. I cut the mat from a piece of plaid wool and sewed it to the weavers cloth, sewing as close as possible to the punch needle work.