Book Review:
Punchneedle Creations

Rissa Root 2007

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Title: Punchneedle Creations
Author: Pamela Gurney

Paperback: 184 pages
Publisher: Sally Milner Publishing (March 1, 2007)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1863513590
ISBN-13: 978-1863513593

Pamela Gurney's fourth book, Punchneedle Creations, is without a doubt the most thorough of the recent punchneedle embroidery books.  Her instructions are comprehensive; her techniques are exhaustive; her patterns are beautiful; and her use of punchneedle with silk ribbon is delightful.  Her lengthy discussion of using nearly any fabric as a base for embroidery is very important to those who wish to incorporate this technique into their crazy quilting.

What impresses me most is her use 7mm and 13mm silk ribbon.  For the larger ribbons, she uses a special punchneedle which may be the only one that I do not currently own. Gurney elevates the punchneedle from folk art to serious embroidery.  I highly recommend this book for anyone interested in punchneedle embroidery. 

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