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Contemporary Punch Needle For Beginners Workshop

Modern punch needle has grown from the forgotten art of rug hooking to become one of the most popular textile crafts. Quicker than embroidery and easy to learn, this technique allows you to paint with yarn on a ready to display frame.

In this workshop, you will learn how to punch needle making your own textile artwork. Select from one of our four Mid-Century Collection designs including:

  •  Tumble Birds

  •  Blue Mountains

  •  Jellybeans

  •  Jungle Plant

Each design can be customised with your own colours or you can choose to follow the suggested colour palette. Or you can let your imagination run wild and create your own unique design!

In this three-hour workshop, Anna will show you all the tips and tricks for producing beautiful punch needle work and share examples of a range of different styles and artists from around the world for inspiration. Learn about how you can use punch needle to make homewares, gifts and more. Once you start, you will be hooked!

At the end of the class, you will take home your textile artwork (30cm x 25cm) as well as your complete punch needle kit including:

  • The Oxford #10 Fine needle, in a cloth storage bag

  • Punch Needle for Beginners 12-page instruction booklet

  • Embroidery scissors

  • Selection of Australian merino yarn to complete your artwork

  • Additional Monks Cloth to start a new project you get home!

About Oxford Punch Needles

The Oxford Punch Needle is known as the premier punch needle available worldwide for its unique design and quality manufacture. Each needle is crafted from sustainably sourced maple wood and stainless steel in Vermont, USA and comes with a lifetime guarantee.

About the tutor

Anna Martin is a passionate craft maker and founder of The Studio Workshops. She has taught hundreds of students of all ages how to punch needle and produces a range of take-home craft kits based on her most popular workshops. Her unique punch needle kits are available from her websitewww.thestudioworkshops.comand selected stockists, including Heide Museum and the Royal Botanical Gardens. Follow Anna @thestudioworkshops