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Choosing Your Perfect Punch Needle

Choosing Your Perfect Punch Needle
December 17, 2019 stephchard
In Tips & Tricks


We stock three types of Punch Needles, which all have different features! Here is a guide to choosing the right one for you.

Fine work with embroidery threads…

Can be achieved with the Ultra Punch Needle. The UPN has an adjustable loop height and three needles that can hold the thinnest embroidery threads of the three punch needles. This needle takes embroidery floss or even some small yarns. It works best with weavers cloth.

The small needle of the Lavor Punch Needle can also hold embroidery threads, although a minimum of 6 strands.

Medium thickness with small-medium yarns…

The Lavor Punch Needle can handle a little bit of this – embroidery threads – and a little bit of that – yarn. It has its limits – it’s smallest needle minimum is the equivalent of 6-strands of embroidery thread – and it cannot fit the chunky yarns and wool that an Oxford Punch Needle can. Lavor’s medium size needle is perfect for DMC Matte Cotton and it’s largest needle can fit a fine yarn (weight 1-2). Like the Ultra Punch Needle, the loop heights are adjustable. The 2 smallest Lavor needles work best on weavers cloth, while the large needle as too thick to punch through weavers and works best on monks cloth or Tula.

Thick and chunky…

If you want to work with wools and medium to thick yarns, the Oxford Punch Needle is for you. Works best with Monks cloth and Tula. The Oxford has two main types: Regular and Fine. The Fine is perfect for DMC Woolly 5 (8-ply minimum), while the Regular suits chunky yarns like Natura XL (14-ply). The Regular and Fine needles are not adjustable and have different loop heights for each needle.

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