Punch needle is a specific type of rug making that utilizes a needle, rather than a hook. It is somewhat of a hybrid craft positioned between traditional rug hooking and embroidery.
Sometimes called Russian Punch Embroidery, Needle Punch, Punch Needle Embroidery or simply Punch.
Whatever the moniker, the basics are the same. A hollow needle is threaded with a strand (thread, floss, yarn, etc.) and then “punched” through from the backside of a foundation cloth in order to produce a loop (“pile”) on the front side of the foundation cloth.
For product classification purposes, we use the term “punch needle” to denote the use of smaller gauge needles and embroidery floss. Larger gauge needles that utilize yarn are classified under “rug punch.”
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