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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.


Private or group classes are available in my home studio in Waverley Nova Scotia or at an arranged location. 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 is required.

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


Please note that I am located in Nova Scotia Canada. I am willing to travel within the Maritime provinces.


Workshop Schedule

Here are the dates available for in studio workshops for beginner and intermediate for spring of 2019. Class max is four students.






May:


Tues 14th - open

Wed 15th - open- two spaces available

Thurs 16th - open 

Sat 18th - three spaces left


June:


Tues 18th - open

Wed 19th - open

Thurs 20th - open

Sat 22 - full


Prince Edward Island

Sat July 13th - 


Hubbards NS

Sat Sept 28th


 If you would like to set up a workshop or a private lesson in my home studio please contact me and we can make arrangements.