Learn the pleasure of punch needle at our introductory class with renowned rug hooker Marjorie Duizer.
Punch needle work is considered a form of embroidery or an alternative kind of rug hooking. It uses a long needle that is secured in a wooden handle. Yarn is threaded through the handle and the stem and eye of the needle. The needle is punched through a base fabric known as monks cloth, creating loops of yarn. The needle can be used with the wool strips from traditional rug hooking or regular yarn. (A great way to use up bits of yarn left over from other projects!)
At our introductory punch needle class learn the basics of this simple, yet expressive process and make your own set of coasters or trivet/table mat. You can either create your own design or use one provided. There will be ample amounts of yarn for you to use and experiment with. It’s fun to see how various yarns work up.
At the end of the class you will have made a good start on your design and will go home with a punch needle, hoop, monks cloth and yarn so that you can complete your project.
No experience required!
All materials provided.
When: Saturday, May 14th 1pm to 4pm
Where: Trinity Anglican Church, 166 Dinsley Street, Blyth
Workshop Cost: $100
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Marjorie Duizer is a retired Registered Nurse. After taking an early retirement from geriatric nursing she discovered the wonderful world of Traditional Rub Hooking in 1999. After taking lessons and becoming involved with the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild (OHCG) she decided to become a teacher of rug hooking. Within a few years she became an Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Accredited Teacher, a McGown Accredited Teacher (a US organization) and an Oxford Punch Needle Certified Teacher. She has taught classes in the US and Canada as well as is a Past President of the OHCG and the OHCG Teachers Branch.
She appreciates all types of rug hooking and is now combining small woven projects with rug hooking.
Marjorie enjoys teaching as well as learning new techniques.
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