Hi, I'm Sara, a Bristol based punch needle artist and instructor and owner of Whole Punching.
After becoming addicted to punch needle a couple of years ago I thought it was only fair to share the punch needle love with other budding enthusiasts in the UK! Punch needle is steadily growing in popularity outside of the United States and good quality materials can be difficult to source. I want as many people as possible to be able to enjoy punch needle so I set up my business to enable this through selling supplies, running workshops and creating bespoke pieces.
Punch needle, for me, is much more than just another hobby, it gives me an immediate sense of calm and has improved my wellbeing enormously.
If you want to try punch needle but feel a bit daunted by the different materials and don’t really know where to start, I am here to help. From high quality punch needle kits to workshops and private punch needle parties I cover a wide range of punch needle services.
I have spent a lot of time researching and testing different punch needle materials and techniques (great excuse for buying yarn!) so that I can provide excellent materials and run friendly, relaxed workshops. Whether you purchase punch needle supplies, a Whole Punching kit or attend a workshop you receive the same high quality materials, help and guidance.
I love to create new punch needle designs and find it fascinating how flexible the craft is. There are no limits to the different applications for punch needle embroidery, from cushions, wall hangings and bags to plant pot covers and bath mats. I am in my element when creating bespoke designs that fit perfectly in your home.
If you’d like to host a punch needle party, grab a few pals and attend a workshop or would like to commission your own punch needle piece, drop me an email.