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Address

2345 Palm Ave.
Garner, IA 50438-8613
Phone: (641) 923-3893
Fax: (641) 923-3893
Email: info@countrythreads.com

Hours

Normal Hours
(April - October)
Mon. - Sat. 9-5

Winter Hours
(November - March)
Tues. - Fri. 9-5
Sat. 9-4

Punch Needle

A Hand Embroidery Technique

Several years ago, Mary and Connie discovered punch needle, a hand embroidery technique, at the International Quilt Market in Houston, TX.  They were so taken with punch needle embroidery that they started embroidering in their hotel room that very night. They came home to our quilt shop in Iowa and immediately got all the gals in the shop fired up about it. We’re all hooked!

Punch needle embroidery is a wonderful needle art. Working with 3 strands of embroidery floss and a punchneedle tool, you can create a small piece of artwork with loops of floss. Country Threads’ punch needle patterns include the design stamped on weaver’s cloth, directions, and floss needed to complete the project. Other supplies needed to get started include a no-slip hoop and scissors. This needle art is relatively inexpensive and the results reflect a folk art often resembling country quilts or hooked rugs. We have spent many hours creating numerous special punchneedle projects for the hand embroidery pattern enthusiast!

In our online store you will find Country Threads original punch needle designs as well as punch needle designs by other artists. If you visit our quilt shop in Iowa, you’ll find what has been described as the largest display of punchneedle in the country!

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Click HERE for a Tutorial on Finishing your Punchneedle Projects