Punchneedle Rug Hooking

Labor Day is upon us and that means that it’s time to start thinking about your fall projects.  Earlier this summer we offered a Punchneedle Rug Hooking class with Michele Mueller and it was very well received!!  We are offering another one session class on September 21 from 10:00-3:00.  This is not traditional rug hooking.  Rather, it is done using an Oxford punchneedle tool, much like miniature punchneedle.  The technique is very intriguing to me and I was able to sit in on part of Michele’s class.  I found this cool technique to be very addicting!!  It’s the same quick gratification of the miniature punchneedle, but the project is “life size” and therefore much more functional (in my opinion).  In the class we worked on a round stool cover, but I know feel that I could easily create my own design for a floor rug.
Everything that you see in the above photo is included with the cost of your class.  This is my project in it’s beginning stages.  The wool yarns that we use are hand dyed and we also combine strips of wool for added texture (they are the green at the top of the photo).  If you’re interested in the class you can find the rest of the details on our “classes” page.
We are also going to begin a Punchneedle Rug Hooking Club that will hold it’s first meeting on Friday September 28 from 10:00-3:00.  Once you’ve learned the basic skills, this club will provide you with inspiration and support to continue your rug punching.  Lots more info to post to you this week.  Please stay tuned.  ch

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