Beginner’s Guide to Punch Needle Projects is a great introduction to the craft of punch needle embroidery. Written by Juliette Michelet, this book features 26 fun and simple to follow punch needle projects. I had this book on my wish list, and I received it this past Christmas as a gift. The projects are super cute, but also look functional. The book starts by introducing you to the craft in a simple way, and then takes you through different accessories and home decor projects. A pattern is provided for each project and there are easy to follow instructions for putting them together.
Some patterns are actual size, while others require you to enlarge them. To avoid damaging the book, I found it easier to trace the pattern out and enlarge the traced out pattern. Some projects do require the reader to have a little crafting knowledge, so be patient with yourself if you are new to sewing and crafting.
The images in this book are beautiful and will inspire you to try the projects. I tried the design on page 69, and it was fun and easy to follow. I changed the colour palette and used yarn I had on hand, and the design looks great. There are several other projects in the book that I am excited about and looking forward to trying. My favourites are the cushion covers and pouches.
This book is a great reference if you are new to punch needle embroidery, and you are looking for fun and approachable projects. The content is inspiring and you can easily adapt the projects to make them your own. You can also follow along with the instructions to create the beautiful pieces. I have added this book to my studio reference library, and I hope to share what I make with you in the future.
Check out our IGTV @craftedspaces to view my quick video review of this book and the design I tried. If you have this book or have made any of the projects, comment below and let us know what you think. Are there other punch needle books you would recommend?
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