August 28, 2021 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
September 29, 2021 9:30 am – 2:30 pm
Location: 8 Griffith St North Tamborine, Qld, 4272.
Cost: $120/$130 - includes backing fabric and 400g rug wool, enough to make one 35 x 35cm chair pad. Tools $40
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.
Early Bird $120 ( book and pay by one month in advance ). Regular $130, includes backing fabric and 400 g of wool, enough to produce a 35 x 35 cm chair pad, and frame loan for one month.