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Often described as 'instant gratification", punch needle is a fun and addictive method of rug hooking that is rapidly gaining in popularity! In this workshop, students will create a pretty punched trivet that can be used as a chair pad, wall hanging or to decorate a pillow or bag. With nearly 20 different patterns and a gorgeous array of mill run and hand dyed wool yarns to choose from everyone will have the chance to make the design their own. We'll cover topics such as design, colour planning, how to use a punch needle, plus special tricks and techniques and finishing- all the basics with the teacher helping you step-by-step. By the end of class most students should have a solid enough foundation in punching to be confident in making larger rugs and other fabulous projects. Punch needles may be borrowed during class time and purchased after if students wish.
Material Fee: $55 plus tax includes pattern on backing, all yarns to complete the punching, and printouts. Kit is payable to teacher on day of class.
Simone Vojvodin is very passionate about teaching punch needle rug hooking and has been an Oxford Certified instructor since 2011. A nature and animal lover, she resides near Parkhill, Ontario where she has her studio, Red Maple Ruggery. Simone loves designing patterns, dying wool, helping students, and of course punching rugs- which she describes as 'paintings in wool'. Her rugs have been featured in exhibitions in Ontario, Vermont and Ohio, published in magazines and books, and have won multiple awards.