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. This class is very similar to our previous rug hooking classes, except we'll be working 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 ($95)
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). Patterns will be provided or you can bring your own.
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.
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 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.