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Punch Needle Class

The Summer workshop for this at the shop has had to be cancelled due to COVID-19. We will be organising an online ZOOM workshop with Kelly very soon and will let you know the date of that as soon as it is organised. 

Please note that each class is 3.5 hours long and includes all materials.

Punch Needle Rug Hooking

It‘s all about texture and color with this lovely loopy technique! You can design and make rugs, mats, bags, cushions, wall art and more using this craft.

Please bear in mind that all workshops are the same, the images here are just to give you a general idea of what will be done in the classes. Photos are courtesy and copywright of Kelly Wright.

Students are introduced to basic tools and techniques of Punch Needle.
You will hook a simple 15 cm x 15 cm piece. You will learn about choice of motifs, forms, colors, professional hooking and background techniques and will hem the piece. You can use available designs or draft your own.
Frames, needles, monk‘s cloth, rug wool and notions (needles, thread, scissors, pens, tape) will be provided for the course.

class times over the Saturday

Saturday 10:30-2:00 pm
Saturday 3- 6:30pm

There is also an advanced workshop if you'd like a follow up to this class .  

Materials are completely included in these workshops and they include Monk's cloth and hand-dyed yarns for you to use in class and take home with you. 
You will also have the use of a frame, hoop and Oxford punch needle during the class. 

About Kelly Wright:
Kelly Wright grew up in northern New Jersey and on a farm in western Missouri, where she learned how to hook and braid rugs (not to mention shear a sheep!) at an early age.
After earning her B.A. from NYU in 1990, she received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in Berlin, Germany, where she completed an M.A. and an M.B.A.  In 2012 she started her company, D.K. Wright Construction, to offer rug making instruction, supplies and patterns to the European market. She likes to think of her company as a way to combine technical skills with artistic expression, to establish punchneedle rug hooking, traditional rug hooking, rug braiding and wool applique as an accepted part of European needlework and to make people happy by giving them a chance to fill their homes and hearts with warmth, color and wool. She is known for her illustrative style and her ability to combine techniques.
She has written several instructional pamphlets and her first book of punchneedle projects is scheduled to come out with Stiebner publishing in early 2019. She is a member of ATHA and TIGHR.

Kelly runs a studio and online store outside of Munich, Germany specializing in wool, wool fabric and rug making supplies.
Interest in punch needle has increased so much that she became a certified Oxford Punch Needle Rug Hooking instructor in 2018 and also has a line of handdyed rug wool which she dyes in her studio.  

*Prices include materials. Classes are held in the shop.
Maximum of 7 students per class. 
100% deposit is required at registration. 

Cancellation policy: 
Full refund of payment for a class will be given for cancellations only if the spot can be filled by another student. Please be considerate. We reserve the right to cancel a class in unusual circumstances. We try to avoid this wherever possible, but sometimes it cannot be avoided. In this situation, of course, a full refund will be given. We're sorry but Loop can not be financially responsible for extreme weather conditions or any other situations that are out of its' control.

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