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Punch Needle Techniques for Custom Accessories

A course by Micah Clasper-Torch , Fiber Artist, Designer, and Educator

Fiber Artist, Designer, and Educator. Los Angeles, United States.
Joined February 2020

Design and create modern accessories using traditional punch needle rug hooking techniques

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  • 99% positive reviews (209)
  • 6915 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Design and create modern accessories using traditional punch needle rug hooking techniques

Working with a punch needle is an opportunity to bring inspiration to the world through textiles. Fiber artist and designer Micah Clasper-Torch cares deeply about retaining the traditional aspects of the punch needle craft while exploring ways to bring it into the 21st century. Her design style is abstract, based on visually pleasing colors and shapes, and her work has been featured in publications including Koel Magazine, Mollie Makes, and Love Embroidery Magazine.

In this course, Micah takes you through the skills you need to create unique, handmade accessories through the art of punch needle. Combine experimental and traditional techniques to make unique works of art.

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What will you learn in this online course?

15 lessons & 22 downloads

  • 99% positive reviews (209)
  • 6915 students
  • 15 lessons (2h 38m)
  • 22 additional resources (7 files)
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Available on the app
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Level: Beginner
  • Unlimited access forever

What is this course's project?

Create a beautiful punch needle accessory using yarn, colors, and patterns. Micah makes a clutch bag but you can make an accessory of your choice.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is for anyone with an interest in punch needle or exploring their creativity and making accessories with this artistic technique.

Requirements and materials

Some familiarity with sewing by hand is recommended, but not essential.

You will need backing fabric, a frame, punch needle tool, rug yarn or yarn of your choosing, small sharp scissors, glue, an embroidery needle, upholstery thread, cotton or felt lining, and a sew-on snap.


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Micah Clasper-Torch

A course by Micah Clasper-Torch

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Fiber Artist, Designer, and Educator

Micah Clasper-Torch is a fiber artist, designer, and educator based in Los Angeles, California. She received a BFA degree at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York and the Politecnic University of Milan. From there, she went on to work in the art and commercial fashion industry for ten years alongside companies like Ralph Lauren and Coach. Micah later moved back to Los Angeles to focus on creating a range of products from fiber art including clothing, rugs, wall hangings, and mixed media artwork.

She draws inspiration from her travels, the natural world, and architecture, using materials like fabric, yarn, thread, and paper to keep the traditional crafting technique alive. Her work has been displayed in art galleries and private collections as well as being featured in books and magazines such as Koel Magazine, Mollie Makes, Love Embroidery Magazine, and Amy Oxford’s Guide to Punch Needle Rug Hooking.


Content

  • U1

    Introduction

    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    Tools and Punch Needle Technique

    • Tools and Materials
    • Types of Stitches and Golden Rules of Punching
    • Experimental Stitches and Sample Squares
    • Troubleshooting Tips
  • U3

    Preparing Your Design

    • Creating a Mood Board and Selecting Your Pattern
    • Transferring Your Pattern and Stretching on the Frame
    • Color and Stitch Planning
  • U4

    Constructing Your Purse

    • Punching Your Design
    • Finishing Your Piece
    • Constructing Your Purse 1
    • Constructing Your Purse 2
  • U5

    Care and Other Applications

    • Washing and Care
    • Other Applications
  • FP

    Final project

    • Punch Needle Techniques for Custom Accessories

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Punch Needle Techniques for Custom Accessories. Craft course by Micah Clasper-Torch Best seller

Punch Needle Techniques for Custom Accessories

A course by Micah Clasper-Torch
Fiber Artist, Designer, and Educator. Los Angeles, United States.
Joined February 2020
  • 99% positive reviews (209)
  • 6915 students