Punch needle rug hooking is quick and easy to learn, and once you know the basics, the possibilities of what you can make with this new fiber skill are endless! Remember hooked rugs from your great-grandmother’s era? While rug hooking uses a small hook that is used to pull up loops of yarn, the ‘punch needle’ tool allows users to paint with yarn and create rugs or other useful items more quickly and easily. Recently, there has been a rebirth of the craft with the development of the Oxford Punch Needle in Vermont and it’s taking on a new and exciting life– come learn this amazingly fun and easy craft and expand your fiber craft knowledge!
In this class you will learn the basics of punch needle rug hooking while making a beautiful 6 inch square trivet. Each participant will learn the different types of stitches used in punch needle, overall technique, how to stretch fabric on a carpet tack frame, where to buy and find materials, and different ways to finish a piece. By the end of the class you’ll leave with a hand-made trivet plus the fundamentals to continue your punch needle journey at home.
This class requires hand strength and participants with arthritis or wrist/hand problems may have some difficulty with the class.
Students to bring:
- Sewing needle
- White button thread
- Straight pins
- Optional: yarn from home to use and share (must be 100% wool)
NOTE: Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers’ need to plan for a class with students’ busy schedules — not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!
Our Location (unless otherwise specified):
Wilder Forest/River Grove School
14189 Ostlund Trail N.
Marine on St Croix, MN 55047
If using GPS, enter River Grove Elementary as the destination, it works best!
General Age Policy:
All classes are for adults (18+) unless otherwise noted.
Be aware we may cancel 5 days before class date if a minimum number of registrations not reached. We work to balance teachers' need to plan for a class with students' busy schedules -- not an easy task. Please register as early as possible!