Frames for Punch Needle
A good frame makes punch needle so much easier and enjoyable.
A gripper strip frame definitely gives one of the best experiences when using your punch needle. It holds your foundation cloth as tight as a drum. Your punch needle glides into the monks cloth or whatever foundation cloth you are using, this results in even loop sizes being created and makes punch needle a far more enjoyable experience. Protective covering is required on a gripper strip frame as the gripper strips are quite sharp.
These frames are single use frames, also provided in some of my Punch Needle kits. Once you finish punching your piece, well there is no finishing, no hemming, good to go, ready to display! I stretch the monks cloth onto the wooden frame, making it as tight as a drum. Frames are made locally in West Cork.
The Morgan Hoops are plastic rings that hold the fabric in place. The Morgan Hoops have a durable locking system and a special lip and channel system on the inside of the hoop. This prevents your fabric getting loose. Perfect for all kinds of needle work and a good alternative to the gripper.