Beginner Punch Needle Workshop celebrating (International Punch Needle Rug Hooking Day ) 1st April 2023


Title: Friendship Tree

Date: 1st April 2023

Time: 10am to 2pm

Skill level: Beginners

Fee: €75

Location: Ballincollig, Co. Cork (postcode will be given in advance of workshop, central location 5 minute walk from village and bus stops)

Availability: In stock

A beginner punch needle workshop celebrating International Punch Needle Rug Hooking Day (IPNRHD) 2023, a worldwide celebration of all things punch needle. Punch needle is a traditional craft around since the 1800s, and today while punch needle is a wonderful craft to digitally disconnect, switch off, and relax from a busy and stressful life style it also has many functional applications such as bags, cushions and rugs.

In this class we will use the IPNRHD pattern for 2023 which was created by Katie from Midnight Creative an Oxford Instructor based in Canada and this years IPNRHD ambassador.  It is a beautiful pattern celebrating friendship so this workshop could be a perfect day out with your friends.

This is the perfect workshop for beginners or those who have tried punch needle and would like a bit more guidance on technique.

You’ll learn:

Tools and Matierals: brief overview of punch needles, fabric, frames and yarn.

Getting started: Preparing fabric, pattern transfer.

How to punch: Threading the needle, how to punch and my top tips and tricks.

Finishing techniques: hemming and whipping.

What’s included:

  • Intro punch needle lesson from Michelle
  • High quality punch needle supplies: monks cloth, wool rug yarn for your piece, a gripper strip frame and a #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle for you to use during the workshop.
  • Intimate class size (maximum 8).
  • Examples of all types of finished work.
  • Support from Michelle throughout the day.
  • Coffee, Tea and snacks.

About your instructor?

I am a wild wool punch needle instructor bringing traditional craft into modern life.  I am a busy farmer, wife, mother and businesswoman who knows the value of bringing a moment of pause and joy into the everyday. I work with sustainable products and am inspired by the land. I am passionate about sharing the joy of punch needle rug hooking.

If you are seeking connection and want to learn a new skill let me help you find a sense of calm, community and discover the joy of punch needle.

Refunds / Cancellations:

Tickets for in person classes and workshops are non-refundable unless a notice of cancellation is emailed to 72 hours before your class.  We would appreciate as much notice as possible so we can try and fill your spot. Cancellations within 72hrs are eligible for a refund in the form of a gift certificate to be used towards a future class. Our workshops require a minimum number of participants to run, we will notify you 48hrs is advance of the workshop if enrolment does not reach this number. If we have to cancel you will be notified asap and a full refund will be offered or transfer your place to a different workshop of the same value.

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