Beginner Punch Needle Rug Hooking Class
Punch needle rug hooking is a fun and addictive method of rug hooking that is rapidly gaining in popularity! In this workshop, students will create a lovely 8" punched trivet or chair pad. There is something for everyone with nearly 20 different patterns to choose from. We will cover topics such as design, materials, proper use of a punch needle, plus special tricks and techniques plus an easy finishing method. We will even take a tour of the Little Red Mitten to look at all the beautiful fibres that can be used for punching! Class size is small to allow for plenty of individual attention.
Teacher Bio: Simone Vojvodin is an Advanced Certified Oxford Instructor who has been passionate about teaching Punch Needle rug hooking since 2011. A nature and animal lover, she resides near Dutton, Ontario where she has her studio, Red Maple Ruggery. Simone loves designing patterns, dying wool, helping students, and of course punching rugs- which she describes as 'paintings in wool'. Her rugs have been featured in exhibitions in Canada and the U.S.A, published in magazines and books, and have won multiple awards. She is also the author of many articles on the subject, and the book "Mastering the Art of Punch Needle Rug Hooking"
- Sunday, January 21: 9am-3:30pm
- Oxford Punch Needles(if you already own one, select the appropriate option)
- 8" pattern on backing with hand-dyed wool yarns
- Frames may be borrowed by students who do not have one already
*You will be contacted by Simone prior to the call to confirm which pattern you would like.
Duration & Format
- 1 in person classes (6.5 hours total, with a short lunch break)
- All classes require a minimum of 3 students so invite a friend to come with you!
- In the event that the minimum is not met, you will receive an email notification 3-5 days before the class to notify you that the class has been rescheduled/canceled.
- In accordance with provincial guidelines, masks will not be mandatory. It will be left up to the individual teachers and students to decide if they want to wear one.