Punch Needle: Master the art of punch needling accessories for you and your home
20 stylish and modern practical makes for your home.
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|Library of Congress
||Embroidery - Patterns, Textile crafts
||Handicrafts, Arts & Crafts
Description of this Book
There is a new craft on the scene and it goes by the name of punch needling. Although this craft has in fact been around for decades it is having a revival and recently been given a new face as modern makers are giving it a try. At the forefront of this movement is one of Canada's most sought after creatives, Arounna aka Bookhou, who has caused a social media sensation with the beautiful images and videos of her work. Through this book she will show you how to create your own floral and abstract designs as you master this craft from the basic stitches through to stylish collection of 20 homeware accessories to make. One of the most straightforward crafts to pick up - all you need is your hands, a ball of yarn, some fabric and a punch needle to start. Discover how to turn your work in to a stunning range of cushions, wall art, handy bags, pretty brooches and a impressive rug, complete with illustrated steps and inspirational project photography to inspire you to style your abode. Beginning with the basics, Arounna will also take you through the creative process as she shows you how develop and then translate your own designs into beautiful pieces to feature around your home. Each project includes a chart and clear steps to follow plus tips on how to best combine the different stitches to lovely effect. So once you have mastered the basics, you can begin to design your own creations... the possibilities are endless.
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||Bertrams Star Rating: 2 stars (out of 5)
Arounna Khounnoraj is a Canadian artist and maker based in Toronto, where she emigrated with her family from Laos at the age of four. While her education includes a Masters in fine arts, it was through subsequent residencies that she found her current focus in fibre arts. In 2002 she started Bookhou, a multi-disciplinary studio with her husband John Booth, together they explore a variety of printing and embroidery techniques through making utilitarian objects such as bags, home goods and textiles.