June 5, 2020 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
June 6, 2020 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
November 6, 2020 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
November 7, 2020 10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: 8 Griffith St North Tamborine, Qld, 4272.
Cost: $120 / $130 - includes 400g wool and backing fabric 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.
Please bring a pair of scissors and a contribution for our healthy communal lunch. Morning tea provided.
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.