All of the instructions for punch needle say to get your weavers cloth drum tight in a frame,
but what does that mean and how do you do it?
If you are using a no-slip hoop, find out how to get the fabric drum tight in this post.
If you are using a punching frame with gripper teeth to punch,
here is a short video showing you just how to get your fabric good and drum tight.
Watch the Video:
Get the Weavers Cloth Drum Tight:
Hold down the weavers cloth on one side of the frame while lifting and pulling the opposite side of the weavers cloth.
Lift and pull the weavers cloth tighter several times. When you put the cloth back down, the gripper strip teeth will grab the fabric.
Turn the frame 90 degrees and repeat this process.
Make sure the weave of the fabric stays straight as you complete this process.
Repeat on all sides until the weavers cloth is drum tight in the frame.
Be sure to check out our getting started punching tutorial.