Booklist, Feb 15, 2021
Punch needle embroidery has been around for hundreds of years, though its popularity haswaxed and waned over time. Here, Suarez, one of the current experts in this medium, providesan overview of all the commonly used materials and techniques as well as patterns for 15projects. Answers to frequently asked questions are interspersed throughout in the form ofhighlighted tips, and photo examples are provided for all of the materials referenced. Theprojects are graded into three levels of difficulty. Each pattern includes a list of materials,directions for embroidery preparation, and assembly instructions, along with an actual-sizetemplate, a diagram showing the order of working, and a color photo of the completed project.The projects are mostly for decorative items, though several, such as bags and purses, alsohave utility. The information about materials and techniques is likely to be useful as a referencefor anyone who makes punch needle embroidery a pursuit. The color schemes and feel here fitright in with the current cottagecore trend.