The punch needling craze has landed at Watson & Lou!
We are in love with this fun, versatile rug hooking technique, especially ever since we got our hands on the best punch needles available. Why the Oxford punch? Designed by long-time rug hooker Amy Oxford in Vermont, these quality maple and stainless steel creations are ergonomically designed, work with many different yarn varieties, and are easier and faster to thread than any other punch needle available. They also come with a lifetime guarantee.
Choose from two sizes:
- size #10 1/4" regular, which makes the shortest loop/pile of 1/4", appropriate for bulky 3-4 ply yarn
- size #8 1/2" fine point, which also makes a loop of 1/2", and is best with thinner 2 ply yarn
We like Briggs & Little rug wool available in store at Needles in the Hay: https://needlesinthehay.ca/collections/chunky-and-bulky-weight-yarn/products/briggs-little-super
We also sell no-slip hoops and monk's cloth here:
If you're just getting started and can't join us for a workshop, we recommend Amy Oxford's tutorials on Youtube :)