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Punch Needle for Rug Design

A course by Rose Pearlman
Textile Artist. New York, United States.
Joined September 2020
, Textile Artist

Learn punch needle techniques to make your own rug with compositions filled with color and texture

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  • 100% positive reviews (151)
  • 4397 students
  • Audio: English
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch

Learn punch needle techniques to make your own rug with compositions filled with color and texture

  • 100% positive reviews (151)
  • 4397 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: English
  • Level: Beginner
  • 14 lessons (2h 10m)
  • Available on the app
  • English, Spanish, Portuguese, German, French, Italian, Polish, Dutch
  • Unlimited access forever
  • Certificate upon completion of the course

A rug can be the defining element that makes an interior space feel cozy and well-decorated. Creating that rug by hand adds an even more personalized touch to your interior design. Fiber artist Rose Pearlman is specialized in creating vibrant and functional accessories using a punch needle.

In this course, Rose shares her craft expertise by teaching you how to use a punch needle to create a striking rug design from scratch. She also teaches you how to create other decorative accessories full of unique textures and details? Are you ready to enter the colorful world of yarn?

What will you learn in this online course?

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. What Is Punch Needle Rug Hooking
  • U3
    U3. How to Use a Punch Needle
  • U4
    U4. Finishing Tips and Tricks
  • FP
    FP Final project
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Meet Rose Pearlman, a fiber artist specialized in punch needle rug hooking, and your teacher for this course. She shares with you her creative journey through the fiber art world, which led her to be featured in a number of publications, and subsequently publish her own book. Then, hear about the influences who have shaped her work and where she finds inspiration.

Get an overview on all things punch needle and a bit of its history. Explore what a punch needle is, how it is used, and all the ways you can use this tool to create. Rose goes over each material needed and gives her recommendations on what to use. Then hear Rose’s insight on how to create a harmonious rug composition taking into consideration scale and color.

Learn the fundamentals of punch needle by first creating your own frame. Next, see how to transfer your design, whether it's an original sketch or a template, to scale on your frame. Now it’s time to start punching! Rose takes you step by step through the punch needle process and gives you her tips and tricks along the way.

Rose then shows you how to finish your rug by cleaning up the backside to make it look both sharp and clean. Learn how to correctly remove your rug from its frame and how to even out the stitches and uncurl the edges. Rose then shows you how to create other items like a cushion, a wall decoration or a wearable accessory with your punch needle piece. Wrap up the course by exploring alternative methods and materials you can use with a punch needle such as exaggerating loops, creating long shag or tassels, and combining different textures.

What is this course's project?

Create a bespoke rug from scratch using a punch needle.

Projects by course students

Who is this online course for?

This course is great for all DIY enthusiasts who would like to make their own accessories.

Requirements and materials

No prior knowledge of punch needle or fiber art is needed. All punch needle levels are welcomed.

To take this course, you need a punch needle, yarn fiber, a punch needle frame, foundation cloth large enough to cover your frame, a staple gun, a fabric pen, ruler, and scissors. Rose goes into detail in the second unit about which specific materials to use.


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Rose Pearlman

A course by Rose Pearlman

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Rose Pearlman is an artist, teacher, and textile designer based in Brooklyn, New York. She first discovered her passion for textile art 12 years ago as a hobby that allowed her to stay home while caring for her first child. Her work began to receive wide recognition by amassing over 55K followers on Instagram.

Apart from creating her own textile pieces, Rose also creates patterns for workshops and in-print magazines like Koel Magazine, Making Magazine, Loam, and By Hand. She has been featured in galleries and numerous online design websites like Domino Magazine and Styling. In 2019, she published her own book on the subject, Modern Rug Hooking: 22 Punch Needle Projects for Crafting a Beautiful Home.


  • U1


    • About Me
    • Influences
  • U2

    What Is Punch Needle Rug Hooking

    • Supplies and Materials
    • What Is Punch Needle Rug Hooking? 1
    • What Is Punch Needle Rug Hooking? 2
    • Alternative Materials
    • Designing a Rug
  • U3

    How to Use a Punch Needle

    • How to Create a Stretcher Bar Frame
    • Transferring Your Design
    • Start Punching
    • Tips and Tricks
  • U4

    Finishing Tips and Tricks

    • Cleaning up the Backside of Your Rug
    • Finishing Your Rug
    • How to Turn Your Project It Into an Object
  • FP

    Final project

    • Punch Needle for Rug Hooking

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Punch Needle for Rug Design. Craft course by Rose Pearlman Best seller

Punch Needle for Rug Design

A course by Rose Pearlman
Textile Artist. New York, United States.
Joined September 2020
  • 100% positive reviews (151)
  • 4397 students