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Oxford punch needle, with book & stitch gauge
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oxford punch needle with monks cloth and frame
oxford punch needle with monks cloth and frame

Workshop: Introduction to Oxford punch needle

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Learn punch needle with an Oxford Certified Instructor

Come and join Sara from Whole Punching for an introduction to Oxford punch needle. Punch needle is dates back to the 1880's and was traditionally used for making rugs; a much speedier alternative than it's closely linked craft of rug hooking. In it's modern application it is can be used for making cushions, wall hangings and many other textiles.

This workshop is perfect for complete beginners without any knowledge of punch needle. Attendees will learn how to use a range of different punch needles, fabrics, frames, hoops and yarn. The aim is to teach the foundation techniques so that you feel comfortable to continue your practice after the workshop.

YOU'LL LEARN ABOUT

  • Tools & materials; punch needles, fabric, frames & yarn
  • Getting started; preparing & stretching fabric, tracing patterns, threading & adjusting needles, different stitches
  • How to punch; including useful tips & tricks
  • Finishing; tidying your stitches, steaming, hemming & whipping

You'll use a range of high quality materials during the workshop and have the opportunity to purchase them afterwards.

TUTOR

Sara is a Certified Oxford Punch Needle Rug Hooking Instructor. She is one of handful of certified instructors who are based outside of North America. Sara has been punching since 2017 and enjoys sharing the craft with others and generally just chatting about yarn!

    DATES

    There are two dates available. Each workshop will last for 3 hrs and 30 minutes. You will be in a small group of six.

    VENUE

    The workshops will be held in Creative Space, a design studio based on vibrant North St in Bristol.

    • Accessible
    • Toilets available
    • On road parking by the meter

    Please bring your own refreshments.

    Tickets are non-refundable, but are transferable to another date. A minimum number of attendees is required to run the workshop, if this number is not reached attendees will be contacted with the option to refund or change to another date.

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