The Amy Oxford Punch Needle has gone viral and they can't make them as fast as they sell them. How exciting to witness the explosion of a craft tool! Exciting but not surprising, the punch needle ups the hypnotizing factor of the already super fun craft of rug hooking. This class is very similar to our previous rug hooking classes, except we'll be hooking with the punch needle instead of a traditional rug hook.
The hardest thing about rug hooking is finding the supplies! Seriously, these tools are delightfully mesmerizing and hard to come by. You probably won't find a single rug hooking book at chapters, and you certainly can't get a punch needle from the "mother-store" Michaels. You gotta hit up a specialist for these hard to find items. Once you have the necessary tools, rug hooking is very fluid and free, a relaxing creative outlet!
INSTRUCTOR : Fern
PROJECT: Students will make a small rug hooking. All materials are provided for the class, at the end of class you will be able to purchase tools and supplies to take home. (Punch needle $48, fabric backing $35/meter) Patterns will be provided or you can bring your own.
DISCUSSION: How to use the Amy Oxford Punch Needle, hooking techniques and tips, stencilling patterns onto backing and finishing techniques, differences between hooking with a punch needle and a traditional rug hook.
PREREQUISITE: None! Rug hooking is super easy, fast and no experience is necessary.
NOTE: This is a private class. All materials provided, craft portrait included. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes.