Dates: April 25-26, 2020
Class Times: Sat 9am-4pm; Sun 9am-2:30pm
Instructor: Layne Herschel
Open Studio: None
In this workshop, students will learn the basics of punch needle rug hooking. Students will make a 14” chair seat pad or wall hanging and by doing so will learn all the skills necessary for making larger rugs. Choose from a multitude of patterns offered by the instructor or draw your own. The Oxford punch needle will be used along with a palette of beautiful 100 percent hand-dyed wool yarns that will be available from which to choose your colors. Other techniques, such as using wool strips and the mini punch needle will be demonstrated in class. If you already know how to punch and want to start a new project or finish an old one, this is a great opportunity to share ideas, update skills, and have a variety of yarn to choose from for your rug. Layne is an Oxford Punch Needle certified instructor.
Material Cost: $50-100
About the Instructor:
Layne Herschel of Chester, VT began taking Amy Oxford's rug hooking classes in the mid 1990's and continues to expand her knowledge and skills as techniques and equipment evolve. Layne received her Oxford Certification as a teacher of Punch Needle Rug Hooking in 2001 and now teaches privately and at Fletcher Farm School. Her rugs have been featured in 2 of Amy's books. She belongs to the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild and has displayed at its shows.