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Rug Punching Kit

  Rug punching is a wonderful way to create rugs for your home. My workshops are designed to teach you how to use the Oxford Punch Needle and the basic techniques for rug punching. We will discuss the different needle sizes available and the yarns that work best for punching. You will learn how to transfer a template to your monk's cloth, stretch your fabric on your frame and how to finish your completed project. A brief history of rug making in the Maritimes and the tools used by early punchers will be given.

Although you may not finish your project in class,  clear easy to follow instructions are included in your kit.

Intermediate workshops are also available.


Classes are available in my home studio in Waverley Nova Scotia. All classes include a professionally presented lesson in a comfortable relaxed atmosphere, a complete kit, written instructions, snacks and a fun time for all. Included in the kit are monks cloth, punch needle, 100% wool yarn, written instructions, stitch gauge and darning needle. A carpet tack frame is available for purchase if required.

Please contact me for more information concerning class projects and pricing. I can be reached at diannmcdonald@gmail.com or 902-861-4749.



Workshop Schedule

Please note there are changes regarding my workshops. As of  Oct 1st 2019 I will no longer be traveling to workshops. All classes will be held in my home studio and will be by appointment. Class sizes will be 1-4 students. The class content and kit for beginners will remain the same. Look forward to seeing you all in my studio.


June:


Sat 22 - full


Prince Edward Island

Sat July 13th - 


Hubbards NS

Sat Sept 28th