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Oxford Punch - #8 Regular, 1/2" loop

Oxford Punch - #8 Regular, 1/2" loop
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46.95 CA$ (36.63 US$)
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The Oxford Punch #8 Regular makes a 1/2 inch loop.  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).  "Regular" refers to the width of the needle. 

By using strips of wool fabric in the punch needle, you can get the look of traditional, primitive hooked rugs in a fraction of the time it would take using a rug hook.

The Oxford Punch Needle may be used with any traditional hooked rug patterns that are on monk's cloth, linen, or rug warp. Burlap is not recommended.

Keep in mind that the punch needle is used on the back side of the piece so any lettering on the pattern must be backwards (a mirror image).

#6 cut strips (6/32”) also work well in the #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle. Many punchers prefer working with the #6 cut strips because they make your rug look traditionally hooked but they feed more easily through the punch than #8 cut strips.

There is also a #14 needle which is listed separately, the Oxford #14  makes a 1/8th inch loop.  The #10 makes a 1/4th inch loop.  It is possible to slide small washers onto the #8 needle to shorten the loops, thus changing the 1/2" to 1/4".

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