Danella Carpet Edge


Danella is a handicraft manufacturer in Denmark. We invented and patented a semi-automatic punch needle that works like a dream. We have been around for over 70 years and still have the same enthusiasm for what we do. A lot has changed in the world since we invented the first Danella Needle back in 1939. But some things, like spending some quiet time making things by hand, somehow feel more vital and relevant than ever.

The Danella Needle operates almost like a hand held sewing maching. It punches loops through a fairly loose woven fabric and is fast and easy to learn. You can create different things, such as:

  • Rugs
  • Cushions
  • Wall Hangings
  • Rug Paintings
  • Wall to wall carpets
  • Upholstery

Danella Hooking Tool

The remarkable patented Danella Needle can produce about 200 loops a minute. This makes it at least 10 time faster than the traditional punch needle tools. Our famous needle has been sold since 1950 in Denmark and soon after that to parts of Europe, United States, Canada, South Africa and Japan. If you look after your Danella Needle it will last you a lifetime.

Many artists use the Needle to create art.


Danella rug hooking has the following advantages:

  • Speed but you can still make finess and still have control
  • You don't need a lot of room. Can be set up at home - no need for a studio
  • No electrical cords or batteries involved. This is handicraft
  • Relaxed work position sitting down
  • The needles is light and easy to use, no strain on the body after even long hours of work

Creative carpet making
Be creative with Danella


The Danella Needle was invented by Ernst Thomsen in 1939. 6000 of these Needles were produced, which looked a bit different from the modern version, however the outbreak of the Second World War quickly put a stop to Ernst Thomsen's dream. However, undeterred, he founded the company at the end of the War and in 1950 Danella began to sell the Needle. At first the Danella Needle was named the Aladdin Carpet Needle. The business was run by Ernst Thomsen, who employed his son and daughter and son in-law for the next 37 years. Ernst died in 1978 and the business was taken on by his daughther Jane. In 1987 family friend Sussi Lunden acquired the business and today Sussi Lunden is still the owner. See the videos about Danella Needle.

Sussi Lunden hooks a carpet
The present owner, Sussi Lunden, hooks a carpet


Did you see videos about Danella? :

1. Quick Demonstration of the Danella Hooking Tool
2. Danella Rug Hooking and Ulstrup House
3. Danella Frame Mounting
4. Ina Dyreborg Style
5. Background History of Danella