👃🏽Of course I listen to The Smiths while I work. I'm a walking cliché but I don't really have a problem with that.
thank you to the ones that read my posts, I'm not looking to hide my tools, I just don't like replying things when they are on the caption 🙃
Ok, the info! the needle! the tool! it's a kantan needle, I buy mines on amazon.uk, and If you go back a few posts you'll find all the info you could want.
New info! difference between a kantan needle and a punch needle:
the punch needle only looks similar but actually has nothing to do with how this other one works. the punch needle has the thread in the middle of it, punches a hole on the fabric and when it retracts, a loop of thread remains catched on the fabric. that way you get something like a back stitch on one side and a loop on the other. it works for decorative purposes but it doesn't last. if you pull the thread a bit the whole embroidery comes off.
the kantan needle needs both your hands to form the stitch: one pierces the fabric from one side and the other threads the hook from the other side each time you make a stitch. that way you get a back stitch on the front and a chain stitch on the back and the embroidery is secured and doesn't come off. hope this helps! look for tambour embroidery videos to understand the procedure better.