The Oxford Punch Needle was created by punch needle expert, Amy Oxford, in the USA. The Oxford Punch Needle was ergonomically designed for comfort and speed with a hardwood maple handle and electro polished stainless steel needle. Each tool comes with a 28-page booklet that includes illustrations and complete directions telling you everything you need to know to get started! Materials needed, frames, how to stretch your rug on the frame, how to punch, how to hem your rug, rug care, and other key topics are all discussed.
Oxford Punch Needles have a lifetime guarantee.
Choosing your needle width.
The REGULAR needle can be used with heavy 3-ply rug yarn and bulky weight knitting yarn. You can also double, triple, and quadruple finer yarns and thread them together through the punch needle at the same time. ¼” wide strip of fabric also work beautifully in the regular needle. (1/4” wide strips are the same as 8/32” strips thus, these are known as #8 cut in the rug hooking world).
The FINE needle can be used with worsted weight, sock weight, baby weight, sport weight, tapestry, and needlepoint yarns. Narrow strips of fabric can also be used. We suggest 3/32” wide strips (known as #3 cut in the rug hooking world.)
Choosing your loop height.
- For ½” tall loops – choose a #8 Oxford Punch Needle
- For 3/8” tall loops – choose a #9 Oxford Punch Needle
- For 1/4” tall loops – choose a #10 Oxford Punch Needle