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with Rose Pearlman
Online Class

Punch Needle Basics

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Needle punching (aka punch needle) is a fiber craft that creates beautiful texture — and it's so easy to learn! In this introductory class, textile artist Rose Pearlman shows you the basics from materials to techniques to finishing.


  • beginner
  • 5 episodes
  • 50m

Included in this Class

1. Intro to Punch Needle

1. Intro to Punch Needle

Meet Rose and get started with an intro to punch needle and the tools you'll need. Find out how punch needle is different from rug hooking and other fiber crafts.

2. Getting Started

2. Getting Started

Learn how to cut your fabric and tension it on stretcher bars. Then give yourself some starting guidelines by sketching your design on the cloth.

3. Start Punching

3. Start Punching

Thread the needle and get ready to stitch! See how the punch needle works, then start filling in your design. Rose also shows you how to change fiber colors and what to do if you run out.

Recommended with this class

  • Rug wool in various colors
  • Staple gun and staples
  • Four 18" stretcher bars (or bars appropriate for the size of your work)
  • Punch needle (Rose prefers Oxford brand)
  • Tapestry needle
  • Scissors