The Oxford Punch Needle is a revolution in rug hooking!
The Oxford Punch Needle is a joy to use! Punch needle rug hooking is easy to learn, allows limitless creativity, and works up so quickly that it’s been described as, “Instant gratification with wool!” Here’s why our punch needles are so highly valued by our customers:
Amy's Company stands behind her products and is proud to offer a lifetime guarantee on all of her punch needles. If you don’t like your punch needle (for any reason) just return it for a full refund. No questions asked. If it breaks (no matter how old it is) we will replace it at no charge.
Oxford Punch Needle Sizes
To determine the Oxford Punch Needle size that’s right for you please choose two things:
First: choose the width needle you want. This will determine what materials you use in your punch. Choose from two widths: regular and fine:
Regular Needle (left) and Fine Needle (right)
Next: choose how tall you want your loops to be:
Now pick your punch needle. Choose the needle width and loop height that you need. Here are the sizes we offer:
The "Mini" #14 Fine
About “The Mini” - #14 Fine
“The Mini” forms beautiful short, compact loops that look similar to needlepoint. It makes beautiful rugs and is also great for small items such as coasters, holiday ornaments, glasses cases, etc. Like all of our needles with fine points, it works well with worsted, sport, sock, and baby weight yarns. Try tapestry or needlepoint yarns in it as well or #3 cut strips of fabric.
These are just a few of the many yarns that work in “The Mini” and “The Mini With Heels.” The fringe hanging directly below the rectangles shows what was used to punch the rectangles.
About The Mini With Heels” - #13 Fine
This is our newest needle and it creates loops that are 3/16” tall. Because it makes loops that are just a little bit taller than "The Mini," we call it "The Mini With Heels!" Use it in combination with “The Mini” in places where you want really crisp, clear definition such as lettering. Not only will it make your letters look sharp and easy to read, it’s a nice addition for outlines and borders as well.
This “Bee Mat” was punched using “The Mini” but the lettering and border were done with “The Mini With Heels.” Note how crisp and clear the lettering looks when it is slightly higher than the rest of the punching.
Oxford Punch Needle Sizes
To get the look of traditional hooked rugs use a #10 regular with ¼” wide (8 cut) strips of wool fabric.
By using strips of wool fabric in the punch needle, you can get the look of traditional, primitive hooked rugs in a fraction of the time it would take using a rug hook. The Oxford Punch Needle may be used with any traditional hooked rug patterns that are on monk's cloth, linen, or rug warp. Burlap is not recommended. Keep in mind that the punch needle is used on the back side of the piece so any lettering on the pattern must be backwards (a mirror image).
Please note that #6 cut strips (6/32”) also work well in the #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle. Many punchers prefer working with the #6 cut strips because they make your rug look traditionally hooked but they feed more easily through the punch than #8 cut strips.
If I was only going to buy one punch needle, what size should I get?
First, you need to determine what look you want, and what materials you want to use:
These are just a few of the many yarns that can be used in the regular Oxford Punch Needle.
We stand behind our product and are proud to offer a lifetime guarantee on all of our punch needles. If you don’t like your punch needle (for any reason) just return it for a full refund. No questions asked. If it breaks (no matter how old it is) we will replace it at no charge.