Intro to the Oxford Punch Needle
Adult Enrichment / Fine Arts & Crafts -
Discover the joy of coloring with yarn and cut wool. Make a round chair pad or pillow as you learn the basic skills of rug-making using the Oxford Punch Needle. We will start with an overview of the history of rug hooking and punching and the materials required. Then learn how to develop a simple design, various methods for transfer, basic stitch techniques, effects of different yarns and cut wool, and two ways of finishing your project. We’ll also talk about many other creative ways to use the Oxford Punch Needle for rugs, mats, table top pieces, footstools, and more. Tuition includes most materials.
Please note: Please bring a small pair of cloth cutting scissor to each class. A 14- inch non-slip round hoop and #10 regular Oxford punch needle will be used during class each week and will be provided for use during class only. (If you have already own these items, you may bring them to class.)
|Marcy Young is a fiber artist, rug maker and a certified Oxford instructor who has been hooking for 20 years and rug punching for 10. She works with diverse fibers including wool, cotton, synthetics and naturals. She also works with up-cycled and recycled materials. Marcy has taught classes to individuals, small groups and larger classes, and looks forward to sharing her rug making skills with others.|