100% linen fabric for punch needle / rug hooking.
One of the core components for a punch needle project is the correct foundation fabric. This is a loose weave 100% linen fabric which is intended for use with the adjustable punch needle and the regular Oxford punch needles (as shown). It has approximately 10 holes / 20 threads per inch. There is a slight slub to the threads creating a slightly uneven texture in places.
If you've already experimented with monks cloth, you'll find that this fabric has similar qualities. It's neutral, natural colour lends itself well to projects where you would like to leave part of the background exposed. The cushion shown in the photographs was punched using the linen, an adjustable punch needle and Semilla Flame yarn. The fabric left exposed between the punched part and the backing fabric is complementary. There are no guidelines on the fabric, unlike monks cloth.
The fabric is available in different sizes:
- 50 cm x 150 cm (half a metre)
- 100 cm x 150 cm (one metre)
The fabric is prone to fraying, it is recommended that once you receive your fabric you secure the edges. You can do this by using an overlocker (serger), a sewing machine or by using masking tape.
(This listing is for the fabric only, the needles and cushion are for illustration only.)
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