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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 is a carpet tack frame, monks cloth, punch needle, 100% wool yarn, written instructions, stitch gauge and darning needle.  

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


All workshops outside of my home studio have been completed for the year 2018. Please see blog page for more info. 
Postings for workshops in 2019 will be posted in January. 

 If you would like to set up a workshop or a private lesson in my home studio between now and Dec. 1st please contact me and we can make arrangements.