Discover a fresh take on a traditional craft in this ultimate introduction to the art of punch needling.
Giving this forgotten craft a modern twist is author Arounna Khounnoraj (aka Bookhou.) One of Canada's most sought after mentors and creatives, she has caused a social media storm with her beautiful images and videos featuring her modern interpretation of this craft.
In Punch Needle she shows you how to create your own floral and abstract designs, teaches the basic stitches and guides you in mastering punch needling through a stylish collection of 20 homeware and accessory projects.
It won’t take long to ace, as this is 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. Discover how to create stunning cushions, wall art, bags, a blanket and an impressive rug with the help of illustrated step-by-steps, pattern charts and inspirational project photography. Each piece highlights Arounna’s beautiful botanical and abstract pattern work, sense of colour and combination of stitches, which bring this age-old technique bang up to date.
Punch Needle by Arounna Khounnoraj
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.