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The Art of Needle Punching with Simone Vojvodin-Red Maple Ruggery

Saturday, October 5th, 10:00 am until 3:00 pm

Workshop Fee: $70 plus material fee

BEGINNER PUNCH NEEDLE WORKSHOP- Learn to make a mat in a day!

Often described as 'instant gratification", punch needle rug hooking is a fun and addictive method of rug hooking!. In this step-by-step, detailed, workshop students will create a small 8" mat that can be used as a trivet, wall hanging, chair pad, bag, or pillow front. There is something for everyone with nearly 20 different patterns and a gorgeous array of hand dyed wool yarns to choose from! We'll cover topics such as design, colour planning, proper use of a punch needle, finishing, plus special tricks and techniques- the instructor will be there to encourage and guide you every step of the way. By the end of class most students should have a solid enough foundation in punching to be confident in making larger rugs and other fabulous projects. Material Fee: $55 including tax . Material fee includes the pattern, backing, print outs and all wool to complete the project. Punch needles may be borrowed during class time and purchased after if you wish. SPECIAL DEAL: Students that sign up for both the Friday intro class and the Saturday beginner class will receive a $10 off the registration fee.

About the Teacher:

Simone Vojvodin is very passionate about teaching punch needle rug hooking and has been an Oxford Certified instructor since 2011. A nature and animal lover, she resides near Dutton, Ontario where she has her studio, Red Maple Ruggery. Simone loves designing patterns, dying wool, helping students, and of course punching rugs. Her rugs have been featured in exhibitions in Ontario, Vermont and Ohio, published in magazines and books, and have won multiple awards.

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