HOW TO PUNCHNEEDLE
THREADING THE NEEDLE:
1. Push the threader into the NEEDLE SHAFT at the NEEDLEPOINT and completely THROUGH ITS HANDLE until it comes out the opposite end of the needle.
2. Place the end of the yarn into the THREADER LOOP and and pull
the threader back out of the needle.
3. Pull the yarn DOWNWARD out of the threader tip end and remove the yarn from the threader.
THREADING THE EYE OF THE NEEDLE:
4. Insert the threader through the NEEDLE
EYE from the ROUNDED side of the needle tip.
4a. Place the end of the yarn into the threader and pull the threader back out of the needle eye.
5.Pull the yarn DOWNWARD out of the threader tip and remove the yarn from the threader.
6. Threading is complete.
HOLDING YOUR NEEDLE:
7. Hold your needle low on its handle, where most handles are CONCAVED to fit the fingers.
On all needles the THUMBNAIL should be ALIGNED with the 'OPEN SCOOP' side of the needle tip.
8. The needle itself should have the 'open scoop side' facing outward (AWAY) from the palm of your hand.
9. Set your needle on your cotton/polyester fabric with the needle facing to the LEFTof the direction you will be punching. (To the right if you are left-handed).
9a. The SIDE of the needle tip will LEAD when you move the needle along your punching row.
10. Punch the needle through the fabric until the handle HITS the fabric...
10a. then lift the needle JUST to the SURFACE of the fabric...(do not lift it above the surface, it will pull the yarn out)...
10b. move THE NEEDLE JUST ONE NEEDLE WIDTH and punch again. Continue for the length of your row - about 1 inch.
10c. Repeat until your row is completed. Do this SLOWLY until you are familiar with the movement. You will pick up speed quickly.
11. For the second row, move your needle so the ROUNDED side of
the NEEDLE TIP is NEXT to the row you just punched and the SCOOP SIDE is facing the UNPUNCHED area.
Punch a second row alongside
in the OPPOSITE DIRECTION of the first row. When that row is finished,
punch another row in the direction of your first row of stitches.
This will make rows of punch alongside one another until your area
is completely filled in.
12. Each stitch should be the length of ONE NEEDLE WIDTH regardless
of the s\SIZE NEEDLE you are using. If you are using a smaller needle, your stitches will automatically be smaller...a big
needle means bigger stitches, etc.
13. No matter how long the loop is you are making on the front of the fabric, your stitch on the backside should measure one needle width in length.
14. When you have finished with a yarn color, make a COUPLE OF STITCHES into the punched area and PLACE YOUR FINGER on last yarn stitch to hold it in place while pulling your needle away from the fabric...cut the yarn. That's it!
A NOTE ABOUT PUNCHING:
Never punch a row of stitches and give up! What you see is NOT punch embroidery! It is only a small punched sample. The yarn (take a look under a light) has fibers that protrude from it. As the yarn is punched into the fabric the yarn fibers will begin locking onto one another. When the design is finished just rub your hand over the front FINISHED side of the design to lock the design even more.
Always practice the stitches before beginning a first project. (Instructions by Punchneedle Marketplace)