Punch needle is a fiber craft that dates back to the 1880’s, but is experiencing a big resurgence in popularity with more modern designs and applications. Existing somewhere between rug hooking and embroidery, punch needle involves punching a needle through fabric in a repetitive motion to create amazing designs with loops of yarn. It’s a fun, relaxing and easy craft that can be used to produce wall art, patches, pillows, rugs… just about anything made with a textile! And with a great set of tools, even first timers can complete a beautiful piece. In our online version of this class, you will start a punch needle project and follow along as the instructor guides you through the pattern. Along the way, you will learn about material selection, loading your punch tool, what yarns work best, how to work with a pattern to create your design, and various punch needle techniques. Please note that you will probably not complete the entire project during class, but you will learn specific options for how to finish your piece after! And though you’ll be following a set pattern for this class, you will learn how to design and produce your own pattern for your future punch needle projects!
For this class, you will work with our Desert Doors design pattern, featured in the photos above. Desert Doors is an easy to follow pattern based on modern geometrics and desert cactus designs. It includes an optional background, and was designed by Kelly Malone, co-founder of WorkshopSF and owner of the newly launched The Punch Needle Shop.
How to attend this online class: This class will be taught via Zoom video call. You may download Zoom for your desktop or mobile device here. You will also need an internet connection strong enough to stream audio and video. After you register for this class, we will email you a link with details on how to join.
Supplies Needed: For this class, you will need one of the WorkshopSF Punch Needle - Desert Doors Kits, which includes one Oxford Punch Needle - #8 Regular (1/2 inch loop), one 10x10 Monk’s Cloth frame, all the colorful yarn necessary for the project, the Desert Doors pattern, snips, and a sharpie. One WorkshopSF Punch Needle - Desert Doors class kit is included in the price of the first ticket option.
IF WE ARE SHIPPING YOU A CLASS KIT, PLEASE NOTE: Upon purchase of your class ticket, you will receive an email with a link to a Google Form. PLEASE fill out and submit this shipping form as soon as possible. Class kits will be shipped approximately 5-7 business days prior to class time, and normally take 1-3 business days to arrive. You will receive a tracking number via email once your class kit is shipped.
The rules / important stuff: For our online classes, we have a strict 72-hour cancelation policy for each class, and a NO RETURNS POLICY for the class kit. BUT, the good news is, if you miss your class, you’ll still have access to a video recording of that class for up to three months. Also, if you need to switch into an earlier / later session of your class, please just email us at least three days prior to class time and we will happily get you moved into the desired session. All classes are still 21+ unless you email for permission. If any questions, please email us at info AT workshopsf DOT org.