Introduction to Punch Needle Embroidery

A course by Laura Ameba
Embroiderer. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 05/08/2019
, Embroiderer

Get started with the punch needle and achieve incredible compositions filled with volume and texture

  • Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (181)
  • 3132 students
Introduction to Punch Needle Embroidery

Get started with the punch needle and achieve incredible compositions filled with volume and texture

Spanish with subtitles in English
  • 99% Positive reviews (181)
  • 3132 students
  • Online and at your own pace
  • Audio: Spanish
  • Level: Beginner
  • 16 Lessons (2h 39m)
  • Available from the app
  • Spanish, English, Portuguese, German, French, Italian
  • Unlimited access forever

Did you know that it is possible to create illustrations and beautiful 3D effects with just an embroidery technique? The possibilities are endless, especially if you consider working with other types of needles, such as the punch needle. The Argentinian embroiderer Laura Ameba—who has exhibited her work in Paris, Barcelona, and Tokyo—will be your guide in the punch needle embroidery universe.

In this course, Laura teaches you the step-by-step on how to use the punch needle and shows you different types of stitches, starting with the most basic ones until the most advanced techniques. Learn the secrets to improve your technique and apply what you have learned in a fun project.

About this course

Course table of contents

  • U1
    U1. Introduction
  • U2
    U2. The magic needle
  • U3
    U3. Create your sample
  • U4
    U4. Geometric girl
  • U5
    U5. Last details
  • FP
    FP Final Project
View details

To start the course, get to know more about Laura, her beginnings in this discipline, and her adventures around the world with the punch needle. She will show you her main influences and artistic references.

Discover the punch needle and learn its origins, the type of punch needles available, and all their functions. Learn how to thread a needle, create your own threaders, and review all the materials needed such as threads, fabrics, and an embroidery frame.

It is time to knit! Learn the process step by step. First, by transferring the design to the fabric, a different procedure from traditional embroidery, and then, Laura teaches you how to do different stitching techniques such as the original stitch—in its flat and 3D versions—and tricks to get the most out of it.

Making the Pom Pom stitch comes next, and for this, you need a lot of threads. And finally, learn the sophisticated Velvet stitch, for which you need more precision, patience, and perseverance; this stitch allows your embroidery to stand out even more.

See how to mix all the stitches and define which stitches work better together. Right away, several exercises will be waiting for you to practice, one of them designed to help you give more volume to your embroideries.

Laura provides you with a series of creative considerations to do your own project with the punch needle. See how to draw a pattern and why you have to begin with the stitches that give more volume. Finally, Laura gives you some final tips for the care, washing, as well as possible uses of your embroidery.

What is this course's project?

Create a composition with a geometric illustration, playing with color combinations, and choosing the textures you like the most. In the end, you will know how to work with any type of illustration using the punch needle.

Projects by course students

Who is it for?

Anyone who wants to have fun and learn different embroidery techniques with the punch needle. If you are a fashion design, illustration, or graphic design student, this technique will give you more creative ideas for your work.

What you need

You don’t need to have experience in embroidery but you do need to have patience and motivation to learn embroidery with the punch needle.

Regarding materials, you’ll need cotton fabric, an embroidery frame, different threads, and your favorite pair of scissors. And don’t forget the most important tool: the punch needle!


3132 Students
181 Reviews
99% Positive ratings
  • More reviews

Laura Ameba

A course by Laura Ameba


Laura Ameba’s passion for embroidery started in her childhood. She studied traditional embroidery in Escuela de la Dona, in Barcelona; Haute Couture embroidery in Ecole Lesage Paris, and traditional silk embroidery in Japan.

Most of her work is destined for Japan, where her pieces have been exhibited in various art galleries, among which Nidi Gallery—where he first exhibited his work as an artist—stands out. In addition, she has been teaching punch needle embroidery for 10 years in different countries.


  • U1


    • Presentation
    • Influences
    • What will we do in this course?
  • U2

    The magic needle

    • Discovering the magic needle
    • Threading your magic needle
    • The materials
  • U3

    Create your sample

    • Transfer the design to the fabric
    • Original Magic Needle Point
    • Pom pom point
    • Velvet knit
  • U4

    Geometric girl

    • Considerations for your own design
    • Drawing the pattern
    • Bringing the boss to life (part one)
    • Bringing the boss to life (part two)
  • U5

    Last details

    • Washing and care of your embroidery
    • Applications
  • FP

    Final Project

    • Introduction to magic needle embroidery

This Is What Domestika Courses Are Like

  • Learn at Your Own Pace

    Enjoy learning from home without a set schedule. You set your own timetable.

  • Learn From the Best

    Learn valuable methods and techniques explained by top experts in the creative sector.

  • Expert Instructors

    Each instructor teaches only what she/he does best, conveying true passion and excellence in every lesson.

  • Certificate Pro

    Demonstrate your course attendance with a certificate signed by the teacher. Get it with your Domestika PRO subscription

  • Front Row Seats

    Videos of the highest quality ensure that you don't miss a single detail. With unlimited access, you can watch them over and over.

  • Share Knowledge

    Ask questions, request feedback, offer solutions. Share learning with other students in the community.

  • Creative Community

    More than 1M creatives and growing. Domestika is the place to share and learn what you love.

  • Professionally Developed Courses

    We selected top creatives and a team of experts to develop the courses. The result? You'll feel like you're working side by side with leading professionals.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Domestika's courses are online classes that provide you with the tools and skills you need for completing a specific final project. Every step of the project combines video lessons with complementary instructional material, so you can learn by doing. Domestika's courses also allow you to share your own projects with the instructor and other users, thus creating a dynamic course community.

  • The course is 100% online, so once they are published, courses start and finish whenever you want. You set the pace of the class. You can go back to review what interests you most and skip what you already know, ask questions, answer questions, share your projects, and more.

  • The courses are divided into different units, each one includes lessons, informational texts, tasks and practice exercises to carry out your project step by step, with additional complementary resources and downloads. You will also have access to an exclusive forum where you can interact with the instructor and other students, and share your work and your course project, thus creating a community around the course itself.

  • You can now redeem the course you received, just access redeeming page to enter your gift code and redeem it.

Introduction to Punch Needle Embroidery. A Craft course by Laura Ameba

Introduction to Punch Needle Embroidery

A course by Laura Ameba
Embroiderer. Barcelona, Spain.
On Domestika since 05/08/2019
  • 99% Positive reviews (181)
  • 3132 students