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Mollie Makes / Whole Punching punch needle IKEA hack rug!

Whole Punching punch needle Mollie Makes IKEA hack rug

If you've seen the most recent issue of Mollie Makes (number 115) you may have noticed this IKEA rug which I added texture to using my trusty Oxford punch needle. This was such a fab project to work on with the Mollie Makes team who are also based in Bristol, UK. I chose some of my favourite colours of rug yarn to create a modern, boho vibe. It's got me feeling all the summery feels!

This is a great project if the thought of punching a whole rug is a little too daunting, with a relatively small amount of yarn, an Oxford punch needle, gripper hoop and the instructions you can up-cycle this cheap (£3!!) and cheerful IKEA rug. The rug is the perfect texture for punch needle as it mimics the structure of monks cloth really well. With a nice tight weave the rug holds those stitches in place really well. As it's a strong fabric it also means you can pull your stitches and re-punch without fear of ruining the rug.

Always thinking of my next punch needle project I have already been thinking about what other ready made items I can customise using my punch needle!

If you fancy having a go yourself I have a punch needle Mollie Makes bundle available which includes everything you need for you to customise your own punch needle rug. The kit includes:

  • Boxed #10 regular Oxford punch needle
  • 100% wool rug yarn
  • Morgan no-slip gripper hoop

Then all you need are the instructions from Mollie Makes and a rug - mine was this £3 rug from IKEA. I would love to see your rugs if you do make one! Tag me on Instagram with your pics.