IIt’s technically spring here in the UK, but everything feels a little late this year. The bluebells are finally out and flowers are definitely starting blossom, but the weather is a little hit and miss.
We had a glorious day of sun at the weekend (hats and suncream very much required) followed by a day of heavy rain and grey clouds. Not only is it hard to feel inspired when it’s grey it’s also tricky to know what to make.
Part of me wants to embrace the warmer months that are coming and make summery projects. The other still wants to hunker down and make rugs. On those days where it still feels like winter I’m making progress towards my mini rugs which will form the basis of the weekend long punch needle workshop. (They may also make an appearance as a kit, keep your eyes peeled.)
Once the sun comes out I’m more than happy to top up my stash of coasters. A small, lightweight make they can be made anywhere. I think they would be the perfect project to take on my upcoming holiday.
Whichever way you’re leaning, there is a punch needle project to flex those creative muscles.
Punch needle with cotton yarn
Cotton yarn is lovely and light to punch with. An aran weight cotton yarn works perfectly with the largest needle tip in the Lavor fine set. 100% cotton yarn that is spun from multiple thin strands of cotton is a great option if you do not want to use a yarn including animal products or if you have sensitive skin, since the yarn does not itch or irritate. An Oeko-Tex® certified yarn is a good choice as it means it has been tested and found completely free from harmful chemicals and is safe for human use.
All the kits I’ve chosen below use 100% cotton, Oeko-Tex certified yarn.
Cotton punch needle yarn
Many of my kits are botanically inspired. Combining my two loves of craft and plants, this Flaming Tulip hoop kit is perfect for complete beginners and those new to punch needle. When finished the hoop will look beautiful as part of a gallery wall or propped on a shelf. A great introduction to the craft of punch needle and fit for a plant lover.
Flaming tulip punch needle hoop kit
Created in collaboration with my sister, the Coral Bell is a hardy plant known for its striking colour and impressive floral display. Adorn your walls with bell-shaped blooms with this beginner punch needle hoop kit. Made using the flat punch needle stitches, it’s easy for beginners to pick up and can be made in an afternoon.
Coral Bell punch needle hoop kit
One of the bestselling 5” hoop kits is the Daisies hoop. This dainty daisy kit is one of two intermediate level hoop kits which include both punch needle and tufting techniques. Using tufted punch needle loops for the daisy centres really helps to make them pop. You’ll enjoy how the texture of the cotton yarn turns velvety once tufted.
Daisies punch needle hoop kit
Spruce up your home and get it ready for summer by spending a relaxing afternoon making your own cotton punch needle coasters to adorn your coffee table. This is a compact kit of four complimentary coasters in a fresh botanical design. Move away from plastic, ‘use once’ items and make your own set of cotton coasters. The kit is small and perfectly formed making it the ideal kit to take away on your summer holiday.
Punch needle Cotton coaster kit
If you’re an interiors lover with a well crafted home, you’ll love this kit. If you’ve completed a few beginner punch needle projects and are looking for a challenge this cushion will keep your attention. Nothing is more satisfying than being able to make your own textiles for your home. An easy way to switch up a room without having to get the paint out.
Punch needle Cotton floral cushion kit
I hope this roundup helps to inspire your punch needle projects for the warmer months. Of course if you don’t want to make something seasonal, you can always get started on that next rug….
Beginner punch needle kits
A wide range of complete punch needle kits perfect for the beginner crafter who's never punched before. All kits are complete with printed step-by-step instructions so you can switch off and concentrate on crafting.
Choose from hoop kits, punch needle cushions or coasters for your first foray into punch needle.