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I love making punchneedle rugs so much, I just wanted to share a few things about the process in case anyone is thinking it's too hard or complicated. It's not. It's easy and fun and the rugs look so great in miniature. So, the point of this post is to share some supplies needed and steps, trouble shooting, etc to help take any mystery out of the process. First, supplies. You need : -pattern book, iron on transfers or your own design -weavers cloth -punchneedle tool and threader in sizes extra small and small (the small sz is optional, some people only use the extra small) -embroidery floss, choice of colors or colors suggested in pattern (use 1 strand of 6 strand floss in extra small needle) (use up to 3 in the small needle) -small scissors (I like small curved) -locking lip embroidery hoops in several sizes or embroidery frame * supplies for miniature punchneedle have to be tracked down, like so many other supplies for our hobby. Notice the blank look on your local Joann's employee's face when you ask for weavers cloth. The extra small needle will probably have to be sent for also, but I do see the small size needle sets in stores sometimes. The pattern books are available thru eBay or Amazon. Everything else should be readily available * troubleshooting - fabric isn't tight enough in hoop (must be tight as a drum) -thread isn't running smoothly through punchneedle tool, maybe a small knot is catching the floss - lengthen the stitch. Shorter stitches are more difficult to keep latched in fabric - direction of needle is facing the wrong way. Directions for how to place the needle will come with the needle but there is a specific way it must face. Ok so I'm just going to add some pictures because that's the easiest way to understand. I'll do some of them in the comment section so I can keep them separated in sections. And add supply links there too. Here's the supplies needed photo, close up of two different sizes of punchneedle, books available and the threaders. The threaders come with the punchneedles whenever I've purchased them but they are different sizes lengthwise for the different size punchneedles