Learn to Punch – Oxford Style!
April 18, 2020
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
April 18th is International Punch Needle Rug Hooking Day!
In celebration, join us and learn how to rug hook using the Oxford Punch Needle Rug Hook. This crash course is designed for beginners who want to explore the basics of punch needle rug hooking using the Oxford Punch Needle. Making hooked rugs with a punch needle and yarn began in the 1880’s as a faster alternative to using a rug hook and strips of cut fabric.
Students will create a 12 x 12 framed design using 100% hand dyed wool yarn. Students can create their own design or choose from templates provided by the instructor. At the end of this class, students will learn the skills necessary to make larger projects including trivets, wall hangings, purses, and wool rugs that will certainly become treasured family heirlooms. Fast and rewarding, punch needle rug hooking is often described as “instant gratification with wool.”
Instruction and all materials. Participants will learn rug hooking with the Oxford Punch Needle. Participants will have everything they need to make a 12 x 12 framed design to take home. After learning to use the Oxford Punch Needle and the skills learned in this class, participants will be able to create other punch needle projects at home.
You should bring…
Sewing scissors, standard size sharpie marker
No prior experience needed
Best for Ages…
13 and older.
Additional Materials Available to Purchase
After class, you will have the opportunity to purchase additional supplies, including your own Oxford Punch Needle.
Venue: Duluth Folk School Library
The Library is upstairs in the Duluth Folk School/Dovetail Cafe building.
Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and we do not have an elevator.
I’m not certain how many people for your class will travel from out of town, but I’m coming from southern MN. I just spent most of the morning trying to find accommodations of all ilk for the weekend of the class. It seems there is a huge hockey tournament that same weekend. I’ll keep trying….