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Punch Needle Friends
  • Publisher: Search Press
  • Edition: BC Paperback with flaps
  • Publication: 06 July 2021
  • ISBN 13/EAN: 9781782219545
  • Stock: 50+
  • Size: 190x246 mm
  • Illustrations: 450
  • Pages: 128
  • RRP: £12.99
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Punch Needle Friends


20 adorable projects to embroider by Faustine Duwicquet (Author)

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Book Description

Discover the world of punch needle embroidery with this modern take on a traditional craft.

It’s easy to master as you’re guided by clear step-by-step instructions, patterns and beautiful photography. Faustine and Cathy will teach you all you need to know about punch needling through the creation of 20 adorable, contemporary animal motifs including a folk-inspired leopard, a delightful rabbit, a llama and a cunning fox.

Each project is accompanied by a list of all the tools and materials, including the wool colours and stitches, you'll need to bring your adorable new friends to life. The reuseable, iron-on templates make taking up this popular craft even easier!

Grab some yarn and a punch needle, and relax with this fun, simple craft as you create a whole menagerie of punch needle friends.

Table of Contents

Meet Faustine! 6

Tools and Materials 7

Meet your punch needle 7
Choosing yarn 8
Other tools and materials 9

Punch Needle Techniques 10
Transferring the design to the canvas 10
Transferring the design to the reverse of the canvas 10
Fitting the canvas in the embroidery hoop 11
How to thread your punch needle 11
Using the punch needle 12
Types of stitches 13
Making embellishments 14
Finishing 15
Other display ideas 15

The Projects 16
Polar Bear 18
Rabbit 22
Giraffe 26
Cow 30
Panda 34
Badger 38
Wolf 42
Cat 46
Dog 50
Otter 54
Doe 58
Raccoon 64
Fox 70
Red Panda 76
Horse 82
Llama 88
Koala 94
Leopard 100
Sloth 106
Lion 112

Templates 118
Index and Credits 128

About the Author

About Faustine Duwicquet

Cathy and Faustine Duwicquet are a mother-and-daughter team based in the South of France, who specialize in punch needle, knitting, crochet, and weaving. You can see more of their work at demerenfi l.com or follow them on Instagram @demerenfi l_.



This book is ideal for both beginners, with clear instructions and for advance punch needlers with both iron on transfers and patterns to enlarge. There is a lovely range of animal gifts to create.

Customer Review

This book has got me hooked :)

All the projects in this book require you to work on a twelve inch sized hoop and after some practice at needle punching anything to make it non-slip will be worth it.

There are iron on transfers in the back of this book which you could also trace against a light board if needed.
The projects in this start with basic techniques and as you go through the book there are new techniques to learn.
The designs would be lovely for a kids nursery! But also the techniques you build up will put you in good stead to create your own!

A lovely book that I have enjoyed loads so far.

Do not give up if you find punch needling difficult, when you get it working it is quick and addictive!!


A lovely book. I havent tried punch needle embroidery before, but I have now ordered what I need to get started. All the projects look really nice and not too difficult. There is a lot of useful information included, the instructions are very clear and easy to understand. The pictures are great and really helpful.

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