Monks Cloth

Regular price $17.50
Monks Cloth

The most popular backing for punch needle rug hooking, this 100% cotton monk's cloth is suitable for use with all sizes of Oxford Punch Needles. It is also great for traditional rug hooking. Woven with a white line every two inches to help you position your pattern and stretch it evenly on your frame.  Approximately 12 double threads per inch.

The fabric is similar in appearance to Aida cloth (the fabric used for cross stitch), but it is softer, of a higher quality and more durable.

Available sizes:

  • 60 inches x 36 inches (152cm x 91cm): perfect for large scale project, floor rugs, etc.
  • 36 inches x 30 inches (91cm x 76cm)ideal for 2-3 cushions or wall hangings or a smaller rug
  • 18 inches x 30 inches (46cm x 76cm): great for a cushion or wall hanging or just for experimenting

Amy Oxford offers this helpful tip: Add 5" on each side of your pattern to make sure you have enough extra to hem your rug. So if your rug is 24" x 36" your backing should be 34" x 46". Also, always measure to make sure the final size you choose will fit on your frame!

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