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CALGARY Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle

  • Fieldstudy 102 - 1812 4 St. SW Calgary, Alberta Canada (map)

Fern's School of Craft is hitting the highway and bringing rug hooking classes to Calgary! We have teamed up with the ever charming shop Fieldstudy to bring two evenings of rug hooking with a punch needle to the Mission neighbourhood in Calgary.  Fieldstudy has a beautiful selection of textiles and we're excited to get rug hooking surrounded by so much inspiration. 

The The Amy Oxford Punch Needle has gone viral and is selling out faster than they can make them! Exciting but not surprising, the punch needle ups the hypnotizing factor of the already super fun craft of rug hooking.  

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 $130

PROJECT: Students will make a small rug hooking on a 9x9" stretched backing. All materials are provided for the duration of the class and can be purchased after class if wanted, punch needles ($48) and backing ($30/m).  Several patterns will be provided.

DISCUSSION: How to use the Amy Oxford Punch Needle, hooking techniques and tips, transferring 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: Class size limited to 10 people.  All materials provided, cancellations must be made 72 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 10 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes, with approx 30 minutes after class to purchase supplies.