- Made in the USA
- Ergonomically Designed for Comfort and Speed
- Maple Handle
- Electro Polished Stainless Steel Needle
- Lifetime Money back guarantee
- For use with Yarn, Cut Strips of Wool and Other Fabrics
- Designed by Punch Needle Expert Amy Oxford
Oxford Punch Needles are available with a decorative collector’s box, stitch gauge, and helpful handbook. This 28-page booklet 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.
To determine the Oxford Punch Needle size that’s right for you please choose two things:
1. What width needle do you want?
2. How tall do you want your loops to be?
First: choose the width needle you want. This will determine what materials you use in your punch. Choose from two widths: regular and fine:
Regular 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.)
Next: choose how tall you want your loops to be:
- 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
About “The Mini” - #14 Fine
“The Mini” forms beautiful short, compact loops that look similar to needlepoint. It makes beautiful rugs and is also great for small items such as coasters, holiday ornaments, glasses cases, etc. Like all of our needles with fine points, it works well with worsted, sport, sock, and baby weight yarns. Try tapestry or needlepoint yarns in it as well or #3 cut strips of fabric.
About The Mini "With Heels” - #13 Fine
This is our newest needle and it creates loops that are 3/16” tall. Because it makes loops that are just a little bit taller than "The Mini," we call it "The Mini With Heels!" Use it in combination with “The Mini” in places where you want really crisp, clear definition such as lettering. Not only will it make your letters look sharp and easy to read, it’s a nice addition for outlines and borders as well.