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CALGARY Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle

  • Workshop Studios Calgary 2501 Alyth Road SE Bay 3 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 fine folks at WORKSHOP to bring an evening of rug hooking with a punch needle to the Inglewood neighbourhood in Calgary.  Workshop is a beautiful space that hosts pottery classes on top off having shared artist studio spaces.  We're so excited to join in on the creative energy! 

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 8 people.  All materials provided, cancellations must be made 48 HOURS BEFORE class date for full refund. Class subject to cancellation if minimum registration of 8 people is not met. Class end time may vary by 15 minutes, with approx 30 minutes after class to purchase supplies.  

Registration for this class is through WORKSHOP STUDIOS.  Click the link below to be redirected to their website registration. 

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