Oxford Punch Needle Features:
- Made in the USA
- Ergonomically Designed for Comfort and Speed
- Maple Handle
- Electro Polished Stainless Steel Needle
- Lifetime Money Back guarantee
- For Use with Yarn, Cut Strips of Wool and Other Fabrics
- Designed by Punch Needle Expert Amy Oxford
Oxford Punch Needles are available with a decorative collector’s box, stitch gauge, and helpful handbook. This 28-page booklet includes illustrations and complete directions telling you everything you need to know to get started. Materials needed, frames, how to stretch your rug on the frame, how to punch, how to hem your rug, rug care, and other key topics are all discussed.
#8 (1/2" loop) regular
#8 (1/2" loop) fine
#9 (3/8" loop) regular
#9 (3/8" loop) fine
#10 (1/4" loop) regular
#10 (1/4" loop) fine
The Mini" #14 (1/8" loop) – available in fine only
Loop heights ranging from ¼” to ¾
The regular needle can be used with heavy 3-ply rug yarn and bulky weight knitting yarn. You can also double, triple, and quadruple finer yarns and thread them together through the punch needle at the same time. ¼” wide strip of fabric also work beautifully in the regular needle. (1/4” wide strips are the same as 8/32” strips thus, these are known as #8 cut in the rug hooking world).
The fine needle can be used with worsted weight, sock weight, baby weight,sport weight, tapestry, and needlepoint yarns. Narrow strips of fabric can also be used. We suggest 3/32” wide strips (known as #3 cut in the rug hooking world.)
Use several different needle sizes in the same rug to add depth and dimension to your work.
If you only going to buy one punch needle, First, you need to determine what look you want, and what materials you want to use:
- If you like the look of primitive traditional hooked rugs, get the #10 regular and use ¼” wide strips of wool fabric.
- If you want to make rugs using yarn, we suggest the #9 regular.
- If you would like to combine ¼” wide strips of fabric and yarn in the same rug, use the #10 regular.
Want to do all three of the things mentioned above?
Get the #10 regular.
Want to do finer, more delicate work? Try “The Mini” #14
We recommend using Monks cloth as the best option for punch needle.