Punch Needle Frame

Punch needle frames that hold the foundation fabric as tight as a drum make punching more enjoyable

Frames for Punching

Which type of Punch Needle Frame should I choose?

The correct frame for punch needle makes the craft so much easier and enjoyable.  Whichever frame you choose, make sure it holds the fabric as tight as a drum.  This makes it easier for the punch needle to glide into the fabric, making your stitches uniform in size and causes less strain on your hand as you punch. At Wild Wool Way, I offer two types of frames. Choose between the Gripper Strip Frame and Morgan No-Slip Hoops to get started.


Make your own frame. Attach a gripper strip to the frame.  This gives you the option to create your own “ideal” size frame to suit your projects that you are working on.


My gripper frames are handmade locally for me in West Cork.  I attached the gripper strips to the frame, sand and wax the frame to give it a lovely finish.  These are a lifetime frame and can be used over and over for many projects to come. 

Punch needle hoops inside view


Morgan No-Slip Hoops can be used for any type of embroidery work.  For punch needle they are more effective than a normal embroidery hoop as they have a special tongue and groove grip which keeps your foundation fabric taut.

Make your own punch needle frame

Gripper Strips

Custom make your own gripper strip frame to suit your punch needle projects.  Sometimes we need a longer frame or a bigger one than is available on the market.  Make your frame and simply attach the gripper strips to the edge of the frame.

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 and can give you a nip especially on the corners.

What you will need to make your frame:

  • Wood
  • Tin snips (or some strong cutter to cut through the metal on the strips)
  • Staple gun
  • Staples
  • Wax (optional)
  • Sandpaper (optional)
  • Cover for your frame
Additional details:
  • Gripper strips with 380psi
  • 1 metre long
Wild Wool Way handmade punch needle frame

Gripper Punch Needle Frame

My frames are made locally for me in West Cork.  I then attach the gripper strips to the frame, sand and wax the frame to give a lovely smooth finish.  Punch Needle gripper frames made with Gripper are ideal to use for punch needle. Gripper strip frames keep the fabric as tight as a drum.

Recommended for use with:

  • Monks Cloth
  • Linen / Linen mix
  • Hessian
  • Wool fabric

Additional Details:

  • Small frame: Interior size just under 10″x10″
  • Large frame: Interior size just under 18″x 18″
  • Made in Europe
For all fabrics, a good all rounder

Morgan Hoops

The Morgan No-Slip Hoops are plastic rings that hold your foundation cloth 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 while you are working and makes them different from normal embroidery hoops. Perfect for all kinds of needle work and a good budget friendly option and an alternative to the gripper strip frame.

Recommended for use with:

  • Any foundation fabric: Monks cloth
  • Hessian
  • Linen
  • Cotton
  • Wool fabric

Additional details:

  •  Unique interlocking system
  • Strong, smooth and druable
  • Holds fabric firmly in place
  • Made in the US
  • Made of new and recycled plastic

Make time for punching, life can be stressful, punch the stress away, it will sooth your soul!

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