Punch Needle Tufting

Teacher: Olivia Smith | Date: Sat, 04.20 , 10am-4pm | Location: North Mississippi ANNEX
Tuition: $160 | Materials: $30
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Join us for a 1-day exploration of an early American craft, Punch Needle Rug Hooking, also referred to as "Punch Needle." More info...

The American origins of this textile art can be traced back to the late 1800's, evolving from early methods of rug making including shirring, reed stitched rugs, yarn-sewn rugs and traditional rug hooking. 

In this workshop, Olivia Smith will guide students through the design and construction of a small rug or wall hanging, providing instruction in preparing a frame, using the punch needle tool, trimming and cleaning, and finishing the edges. While learning the fundamentals of the Punch Needle technique, students will experiment with textures, imagery and composition, bringing a contemporary perspective to this early American textile art. Punch Needle tufting can be used to create rugs, wallhangings, pillows and other 3D forms. Students will leave class with a frame, punch needle, and the foundational skills needed to keep tufting!

No previous experience necessary. This workshop is open to anyone 18 years old & over who meet the Essential Eligibility Criteria for Studio Workshops. All participants must accept the inherent risks of participating in a Studio Workshop and agree to sign a liability waiver. This waiver describes in more detail the risks you assume by participating in a Studio Workshop. PLEASE carefully review it!

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