Intermediate | 40 min 57 sec
Taught by bookhou
Punch needle embroidery has taken the craft world by storm, and Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou is at the helm of this movement. In this thorough workshop, Arounna gives the traditional craft of punch needle embroidery a modern makeover and shows how you can do the same. You will not only learn the fundamentals of how to use the punch needle tool, but also how to create a successful design from scratch and punch it up quickly with bulky weight wool. Along the way, Arounna troubleshoots potential issues and shows you how to bind off your piece to make a wall hanging, trivet or stool cover. 
Learn how to:
  • Use a punch needle tool
  • Draw inspiration from yarn
  • Paint a design on canvas
  • Prepare a frame 
  • Transfer a pattern onto canvas
  • Finish a punch needle piece
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step expert instruction from Arounna Khounnoraj of Bookhou on how to create your own punch needle design
  • 8 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students

Punch Needle Embroidery Workshop
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Oxford punch needle tool - size #10 for ¼” loops (you can find one at Bookhou or at
  • Monks cloth with 13 holes per inch (you can find this by the yard at or buy it pre-stretched at Bookhou)
  • 12" wood frame or stretcher bars (you can find this at - you'll need to buy 2 sets to make a full frame)
  • Light-duty staple gun (Arounna uses this one)
  • Mallet
  • Pencil and eraser
  • Watercolor and watercolor paper (optional)
  • Sketch paper
  • Fine-tipped Sharpie
  • Bulky weight wool yarn (Arounna recommends Patons Classic Wool Roving yarn)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors
  • Tape
  • Clothespin (optional)
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