How thick should yarn be for punch needle?
When using a #10 Regular punch needle, choose yarn that is a size 5 (bulky) weight. When using a #14 Mini punch needle, choose size 4 (worsted) weight or tapestry yarn. For beginners, I recommend starting with 100% wool pencil roving or wool/acrylic blends.
Can you punch needle on any fabric?
You can use a variety of fabrics, from monk’s cloth—the most popular choice for traditional punch needle rug hooking—to traditional linen, but the weave tightness should be appropriate for the thickness of your punch needle (which corresponds to your thread size).
What is the difference between punch needle and rug hooking?
Punch needle punches the loops down into the work, whereas rug hooking uses a different tool to pull the loops up through the work.