Monday, January 09, 2006
Amy Oxford Workshop
Saturday my rug hooking group, the Wooly Bullies, had Amy Oxford come and teach us everything about punch needle rug hooking. She's a fantastic teacher and had many of her beautiful rugs and other pieces to show us as samples. It's amazing how thick rugs are punched with rug wool as compared to traditional rug hooking. She had a beautiful piece she punched using silk yarn. It had a wonderful sheen and was incredibly soft. She said it was extremely difficult to punch. After Amy showed us the technique we tried our hand at punching using rug wool, many different types of yarns and combining them, and wool strips. She also showed us how to punch single yarns and narrow wool strips using a mini punch needle she's developing. I really liked the look of that for small pieces. I'm going to try to punch a stool cover using wool strips. I think it will take me less time than traditional hooking. I'll post some photos of it.