Monday, April 23, 2012

Needle Punch Update

Well, here’s my thoughts so far on the punch needle. If you have never done it before and want to learn, which is what I’m doing, get the Ultra Punch Needle!  I started out with the CRT punch needle but I had trouble  getting it to work. My loops wouldn’t stay in, I would punch and they would just come right back out as I went along. This needle would probably work much better for an experienced puncher.

This is the CRT needle.


Next I got a cheap needle at Walmart and I was able to make the loops with this one but  I don’t think I could change the lengths on it.  So I decided to get the Ultra Punch Needle and I love it.  It worked right off the bat for me and it has numbers on it that allow you to put it on what setting you want.

This is the Ultra Punch Needle.


So my advice to anyone wanting to learn that has never done it before would be to use the Ultra Punch.

Here is the back side of the pattern I’m working on. You can click on images to enlarge.

pcp 827

And here is the front side. So far so good! I think it’s fun to do!


I’m doing this pattern as it said it was a good beginner one to start with.pcp 829

Now, I got all excited when I went to visit Lori at Notforgotten Farm today. She has a video of her needle punching which I thoroughly enjoyed! Hop on over there yourself if you are just learning! You’ll be glad you did!



  1. This looks great. I think I might have to try it.

  2. I have been wanting to give this a try!! For some reason I'm scared of it...ha!!


  3. Thanks for the link! I'll check that out. I'm working on one of Brenda's patterns right now and having issues getting the face done so it doesn't look scary. Gonna try for the third time and hope that's the charm! ~Roberta

  4. Hi Mindy,
    I have been getting into making penny rugs, etc lately, so don't get me wanting to start another new craft. ha ha. Looks so fun, can't wait to see how it comes out. Have a great day!

  5. hi, Mindy
    Some day I am going to try this, so thanks for the tips~ looking good so far~ can't wait to see how it goes~

  6. I still need to learn needle punch. I have a puncher or needle. Whatever you call them but I don't know the brand. I need to check it out. Thanks for the advice as to what would be good for a beginner.

  7. That is very good to know:) I have no clue about punch needles. Good job for teaching yourself to do something new. That can be very hard. So, is being a puncher like being a hooker? They both sound like fun:)

  8. Mindy, If my boys happen to pay you a visit, please do not leave your punch needle on the floor by your end table. I learned the hard way that the needles will break if stepped on! LOL. ~Ann