Location: 8 Griffith St North Tamborine, Qld, 4272.
Cost: $130/$140 -Includes 400g wool and backing fabric to make a 35cm chair pad, plus the loan of a frame for one month. Upgrade to a Mat Size Kit for an extra $135. Purchase a tool on the day for $45.
Come learn this quick and easy technique for producing woolen rugs by hand. Punch Needle Rug Making mimics my own process of hand tufting without all the infrastructure.
A simple hand-held tool, a backing cloth stretched tight onto a frame and some hand dyed wool, is all you need to catch the bug. I call it rug making for the modern maker. It is simple, fast and addictive.
A few years ago I traveled to the USA to where I met and learned punch needle rug making from Amy Oxford herself, and I have not looked back since.
I know its simple because I have worked as an artist in residence at some primary schools teaching 11 year old children' this technique.
What to Bring:
Byo lunch or let me order you a sandwich from my local Deli : Main St Provedore Menu
Morning tea provided.
Early Bird $130 ( book and pay one month in advance ).
Regular $140, includes 400g wool and backing fabric to make a 35cm chair pad, plus the loan of a frame for one month.
Upgrade to a mat size kit 55 x 90cm ( 1700g wool and backing fabric) for an extra $135 see kits here.
Purchase a tool on the day $45.
Age/ Experience: This workshop is suitable for beginners. Age 10 and under require a participating adult to accompany them. Children under the age of 7 will find this difficult.
Running time: 2 hours
Private Groups up to 10 people welcome.
Please email for availability, as this workshop can be scheduled to suit your needs.