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Apologies for the confusion :) I, Andie, am the owner and creator behind all of this. The name "Myra and Jean" came to me one evening and I loved it and thought that if I ever have a business this would be the name. Later, I was told by a couple of people I didn't know personally that they had a Myra and a Jean in their family and I thought about what a fun coincidence that is.

Wool or acrylic. Wool or rug yarn is best if you're making an actual rug. If you're making a wall hanging, acrylic is great and cheaper as well. My favorite brands (size 4, medium) are Red Heart Super Saver, Caron One Pound, Big Twist Value, Crafter's Secret and Lionbrand's wool yarn, but I’m constantly searching for a good yarn. 

These are what I use the most. You don't want to use anything that's too soft and silky because it'll be much easier to slip and not hold in very well. The rougher the yarn the better 😉

My newest favorites are Bernat Softee Chunky and wool roving (size 5, bulky) if you want a thicker yarn! 

Lavor needle can also handle "Lion Brand thick and quick" yarn!

Think Lavor needle handles some medium yarns and thinner as well as Aunt Lydia's thread and DMC embroidery thread.

 

Check out my blog post on which yarns work with which needles here:

Best craft store yarns for punch needles!   

I use SKC adjustable punch needle (available in my shop when stock allows) that can be used with medium yarn, up to 1/8inch thick and Lavor needles - 5.5mm for thicker yarns and 4mm for medium yarn. Lavor needles are my new favorite!

If you find yarn that’s thin but you love the color you can always double or triple it as long as it fits in the needle and it flows easily while punching without getting caught.

If you preder to use really thin yarn or an embroidery thread you should check out the thin Lavor needle!

I this Blog post I explain all Lavor needles! 

Monk's cloth and primitive linen that can be found in my shop by yard or pre - cut. 

You need a fabric that's sturdy, not super stretchy, but also has holes that allow for the needle to get through. Linen or cotton fabric is the best for this as long as it holds the punches and doesn't tear. Sometimes it's a process of trial and error. 

Fabrics to avoid: aida, any embroidery fabric because it’s starched, tobacco cloth, or burlap. Some people use burlap, but it's made of jute so it tears easily. I tried punching flannel but it tore, unfortunately. If you find fabrics you tried and they worked, please let me know!

I love teaching and I offer a variety of options for you!

I have videos on Youtube , Skillshare (this link will get you 2 weeks free 😉 )and I offer online courses that you can take on your own time from wherever." frameBorder="0">

I also offer:

- corporate workshops

- private parties/kids birthday parties

- summer camps

To schedule parties or corporate events please email me at hello@myraandjean.com

Couple of things might be happening.

  • Your yarn might be too thick for the needle and it's not flowing through easily
  • You have a knot in the yarn and it's currently in the needle so the yarn can't move
  • The yarn is caught underneath your hand or caught on something so it's not moving freely
  • The holes in your fabric are too big
  • Your needle is not threaded correctly

To find out more, check out my online course!