Posted on 23-3-2021 by Janita van Rijnsbergen
Hey there, punch needle fan! It’s bittersweet, isn’t it? We’ve had a blast together for the 6 weeks of the Mandala Punch Along and now it’s over. Have you shared your finished masterpiece with us yet? We can’t wait to see all your mandalas and the color combinations you’ve gone for.
If you’ve caught the punch-needle bug and are feeling at a loss with what to make next, here’s Yarnplaza to the rescue! Today, we share some of our favorite punch needle projects for you to tackle next. All perfect for whiling away the hours with a great podcast and a cup of coffee to hand. Punch needlework is just as versatile as crocheting or knitting. Now that you have a gorgeous mandala hanging on your wall, it’s time to spread your wings. Why not create some snazzy cushions to decorate your sitting area? If you fancy having a go at something other than home decor, try breathing new life into your clothes or accessories by adding some punch needle details. For patterns, templates and inspiration, here’s an overview of our 3 most popular punch needle books in store, where you can also find complete punch needle kits for many of the projects they include.
Rico Punch Needle No. 1
Rico Design is one of the trendsetters in the punch needle world. Time and again, they’ve brought out fantastic and exciting punch needle magazines. Their first magazine, Rico Punch Needle No. 1, was immediately a big hit. The cushions, in particular, are hugely popular punch needle projects. We’ve put together complete punch needle kits for several of the designs to make it easier for you to get started. If you love color and floral motifs, you’ll love the Blossom Cushion, the Colored Flower Cushion, or the Violets Cushion. Right on trend for 2021: Style your home with a statement piece, like this Letter Cushion. This book doesn’t just come with fun projects for your home, but also for the little people in your life. Who wouldn’t love one of these soft toys in the shape of a hedgehog or bunny?
Rico Punch Needle No. 2 Bunny Hop
You can’t help but get in the mood for spring as you flip through Rico Punch Needle No. 2. This punch needle magazine is characterized by lots of color and playful shapes. Not only are there bunny motifs to punch on cushions, but there are also bunny-shaped cushions and lamb-shaped cushions to punch. Fun to cuddle, whatever your age! The spring theme is carried through to the wall hangings. Our favorites are this round bunny hoop and these meadow blooms. A fun punch project that you can enjoy every day is the tote bag. Linen bags are back in fashion and the (punched) personal touch makes this bag extra special.
Rico Punch Needle No. 3 Loco Loco
After the successes of magazines no. 1 and 2, magazine no. 3 had a lot to live up to, and boy, did it just! If you love striking designs and plenty of color, you’ll go ‘loco’ when you see the projects from Rico Punch Needle No. 3. Give your sitting area a beastly fun makeover with a tiger cushion or leopard-print cushion. And go wild with these matching wall hangings.
We know, with so many fun options, it won’t be easy to choose! If you’re unsure or would like to browse through our punch needle books and magazines at your leisure (and are local to us!), pop into our Inspiration Center in Zaltbommel, The Netherlands. Then you can shop everything you need while you’re there.
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