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« on: April 10, 2009 10:47:44 AM »

i got me a punch needle (YEY!) but the reason i got it was not necessarily for the loopy embroidery. i thought i saw a couple of clover patterns that were not loopy. i cannot find anywhere how to do more like a running stitch. i thought i read somewhere that you could do 3 different stitches...

does anyone know what i'm talking about?
am i going mad?
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« Reply #1 on: April 10, 2009 12:20:51 PM »

Hmmm, I have a punch needle but have only done the loopy stitching.  I've never heard of being able to use it for other stitches.

I'm also curious re: the answer to your question . . .
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« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2009 01:09:13 PM »

Interesting.  I hadn't even HEARD of punch needle embroidering before last week.  I bought a punch needle but haven't tried it yet.

The punch needle I got was a cheapie from Michael's -- I bought it on a whim b/c I'd never heard of it before.  Then a few days later I saw the clover embroidery tool at Joann.  To me, they look like the same tool.  I was halfway tempted to use a 40% off coupon to buy the clover tool because it looked like it contained instructions inside of it for doing satin stitch and backstitch with it, rather than just the loopy stitches.

I might have to look and see if clover has a website, b/c when I search regarding punch needle embroidery, the only instructions I find are for the loopy stuff.
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« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2009 01:26:23 PM »

OK, I couldn't find any REALLY clear instructions, but check out this PDF from Clover  http://www.clover-usa.com/project_img/Casual%20Accessories%20w%20Embroidered%20Motifs.pdf .  Looks like for the satin stitch you keep the bevel of the needle facing slightly away from the direction of your stitches, and for the loops you want the bevel to face the same direction as the way you're stitching.

It also almost looks like the satin stitch and backstitch are worked from the front of the fabric, while the loops are done from the back of the fabric, but I really can't tell for sure.

PS - sorry, the PDF displays sideways.  It's how it was on their site and my computer was unhappy when I tried to rotate it.
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« Reply #4 on: April 13, 2009 10:26:13 AM »

I know there are punch needles that allow you to change settings on them for shorter/longer stitches so maybe that has something to do with doing loopy versus other stitches? Mine only has one setting so I can't test this theory, just thinking out loud a bit.
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« Reply #5 on: April 14, 2009 11:29:35 AM »

that pdf is exactly what i need!! THANK YOU!!!  Grin 
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« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2009 02:02:42 PM »

irasema,

Keep us posted.  I'd love to hear if those instructions in the clover PDF really do allow you to do different stitches with a punch needle, or if you really need their specific tool for some reason.

Good luck!


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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2009 02:01:42 PM »

it's may and i still havent gotten to this GRRR I will (hopefully) do it soon and let you know.
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