I think the first time I ever got hooked on the idea on punch needling was when in primary school, where I watched TV Media (yeah it was my dream to order stuff from TV, including food blenders, bedazzler, etc) and saw this little device that was called the Perfect Punch. I’m not sure if that’s where it first started but I haven’t been able to find that exact product since.
Years on, 2018 specifically, I saw a tutorial which featured embroidery using something called a punch needle! It’s apparently super easy and all you need to do is keep punch the fabic with the thread and it creates little loops on the back side and stays there. I haven’t been successful with DMC thread but I got a kit on Taobao and been doing one with yarn and monk’s cloth.
Here’s some punch needling goodness to get you hooked as well 🙂