Have you made something that needs hair and want it to look like the hair is growing out of it?
Then you should learn how to punch the hair in.
What do I need ??
A piece of silicone, gelatine or foam latex to punch hairs into.
Are there different sorts of needles?
Yes, there are two different types of needles.
The traditional one you can make yourself by cutting the eye of a sewing needle off.
This creates a small fork in which you can grab the hairs.
Traditional punch needle
The new type is called a crown punch needle.
This is a remarkable tool which makes hair punching so much faster and easier.
The only thing I today prefer a traditional needle for is eyelashes.
Otherwise I use a combination of the different crown punch needles.
Crown Punch needles (available in the shop)
Punch needle size guide:
19: Very, very heavy for hidden areas
36: Normal for human hair
38: Fine for fine human or synthetic hair
40: Very fine for mohair or wool
Illustrated close up of the crown punch needle tip.
Ok. I understand? Now what?
Now you watch the video. 111 MB / 37 minutes long
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