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Beginner Rug Hooking with Punch Needle - Punch a Cushion

  • Fern's School of Craft 10350 122St Edmonton, Alberta Canada (map)

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 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 ($170)

November 6, 6:30 - 9:00pm

November 13, 6:30 - 9:00pm

November 20, 6:30 - 9:00pm

PROJECT: Over two weeks and three classes, students will rug hook with a punch needle on a 16 x 20” frame with  stretched backing fabric. The working area will be approximately 14 x 18”, and that will be the size of your cushion. The first class will be spent getting to know the tools and techniques, second class spent punching and learning history, and the third class finishing your project and sewing it into a cushion with a zippered backing. Some home work, approx 4-5 hours/week) will be required of students to complete the project. 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).  Patterns will be provided or you can bring your own, just make sure it fits the working area of 14 x 18”.

DISCUSSION: How to thread the Oxford Punch Needle, punching techniques and tips, transferring patterns onto backing and finishing techniques, differences between hooking with a punch needle and a traditional rug hook. History of the punch needle in Canadian context.

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. Please arrive 5-10 minutes before class start time.