Punch needle is a form of needlework closely related to rug hooking. Punch needle goes by a few names, including needle punching, punch needle embroidery, and punch needle rug hooking. To do punch needle, the artist uses a hollow needle tool to “punch” loops of wool yarn through holes in a woven foundation cloth to create a design. The series of loops (aka pile) gives the design a rug-like appearance.
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