Meet the Maker: Whole Punching

In the October issue of Bustle & Sew Magazine we featured an interview with the lovely Sara from Whole Punching. Based in Bristol, Sara tries to share the punch needle love in an easy and affordable way. She enjoys trying out new crafts and having found much joy in punch needle she wants to ensure that others are able to get hooked too!



We asked Sara if she could tell us a bit about needle felting, she said;

“Needle punching or punch needling, is a craft which involves using a hollow needle to push wool/yarn through a loose weave fabric, this repetitive movement then forms loops on the other side. The density of the loops keeps the wool in place meaning there is no need for knots or glue. It’s a modern take on a traditional craft which was originally centred around making rugs. Now the technique is used to make a whole range of different items, wall hangings, cushion covers, bags and of course rugs. I think the best thing about it is it’s so easy for a beginner to pick up and have a go, much easier than knitting or crochet!”



We also asked if she had any advice for anyone wanting to start their own business. The advice she gave was;

“Just try it! Start small and have a go. Take advice from friends and family, it’s always useful to have another opinion as you may be so engrossed with your ideas that you neglect other options.”

You can find all of Sara’s gorgeous creations in her Etsy shop and on Instagram too – do pop over and say hello!

You can read the full interview with Sara in the October issue of Bustle & Sew Magazine

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