Director of Whole Punching
Punch needle, a traditional craft for modern makers
I'm Sara, the maker behind Whole Punching, a punch needle business born in Bristol but now at home in Cumbria, UK. Whole Punching is a one-stop shop for all things punch needle, from punch needle kits and materials to craft workshops. We welcome beginners, experts and everyone in between to embrace a slower-paced, sustainable lifestyle through contemporary craft, as we provide high quality materials and guidance along the way.
Back in 2017 I fell in love with punch needle. The relaxing, rhythmic punching helped to ease my busy mind. In a quest to share this with others, I started to trial and test punch needle materials. Becoming frustrated with a lack of high quality supplies in the UK I set about sourcing my own.
Matching the right punch needle tool to fabric and yarn can be difficult when you're learning. I take the pressure off and do this for you with my beginner friendly punch needle craft kits; they include all the materials required to get started. In a range of modern, often botanical, designs I hope that they will take pride of place in your home once complete.
If you're more of a visual learner, I also punch needle workshops in-person in the UK and online. As a certified Oxford Punch Needle Instructor, I am keen to share the techniques of this wonderful craft with as many people as I can.
The business is small and independently owned. We have recently grown from just me, to a team of two to include my partner Doug. Wherever I can I also like to include my family and friends! Don't get too close or you might get dragged in....
Not sure where to start?
There is a wealth of different punch needle information online, including in the Whole Punching blog. This is updated regularly with tutorials, punch needle specific information and inspiration.
If you would rather a physical resource to refer back to, I wrote my first book (Weekend Makes: Punch Needle) with the complete beginner in mind. Taking you through the different components required, basic punch needle stitches and techniques, as well as how to finish your projects. There are 25 simple projects in there of varying sizes to get you started on your punch needle journey.
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