Fine Point Punch Needle Rug Hooking, Level-1

Fine Point Punch Needle Rug Hooking, Level-1 with Laura Berlage

Explore the beauty and process of Oxford style punch needle rug hooking with a fine point punch (the “Mini” #14), which uses wool yarn in worsted to aran weight to create a delightful sunflower motif. For this technique, we stretch a monk’s cloth backing over a frame, then use our punch needle to form the loops. The process is fun and fluid, transforming basic shapes into vivid color and texture. Finished dimensions of the sunflower piece are 11x11 inches, and there are many ways you can use it to brighten your home, which we’ll cover in class. Jump in start your punch needle adventures! No previous experience necessary.

What makes this different from traditional rug hooking? Traditional rug hooking (developed in New England and southeastern Canada in fishing villages) is worked using a hooked tool from the front of the textile. Each loop is pulled upwards. Punch needle techniques came later, working from the back of the textile while leaving loops behind on the opposite (front) side. While many methods came before Amy Oxford’s tool, she built upon the tradition to create a comfortable and user-friendly tool that makes the process move swiftly and smoothly—transforming a tedious artform into a real joy. The punches I source are directly from her studio.

This class is presented in collaboration with John C. Campbell Folk School and Lessonface. Class capacity is 12 students. Registration closes on November 4, 2023. Students are invited to attend a large group Orientation and Closing Ceremony to connect with various classes online.


Class Materials

Your class registration fee includes a materials kit with a value of $190 shipped to your door. Residents outside the USA will pay the difference in shipping.

The kit includes:
• 17x17 inch Q Snap embroidery frame, ready to assemble
• Oxford “mini” (#14) punch needle
• Bent applique scissors
• Monk’s cloth backing with sunflower design
• Wool yarn from our sheep to complete the project

In addition to the physical elements of the kit, students will receive digital access to an extensive photo essay and pre-recorded tutorials for this course.

Students will also want to provide:
• 12 large safety pins
• Fabric scissors
• Needle and thread (upholstery thread is best or sewing thread doubled, cream).
• Sewing pins
• Steam iron, ironing board, and damp cloth
• Sweater pillerator

Age Range

All Ages

Skill Level

Beginner


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About the John C. Campbell Folk School & Lessonface

Since 1925, the John C. Campbell Folk School in Brasstown, North Carolina has transformed lives, and brought people together in a nurturing environment for experiences in learning and community life that spark self-discovery. Since 2012, Lessonface has connected more than 30,000 students with over 2,500 great teachers for live music, language, and arts lessons online, delivering on our mission to help students achieve their goals while treating teachers equitably.


$390.00

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When

The class will meet for four weekly 2-hour live online sessions on Fridays at 11 am ET | 8 am PT | 16:00 UTC on the schedule below. The first session is on November 17.

Enrolled students receive 30-day access to the video recordings of the classes.

Dec
15th
11:00 AM - 1:00 PM EST
Fine Point Punch Needle Rug Hooking, Level-1
Laura Berlage

How It Works

Enroll above to save your spot in the class. Lessonface will send you a confirmation right away, and a Zoom link 24 hours before the class start time. You can log into your Lessonface dashboard to access class materials, communicate with your instructor, join the live Zoom session, and access the class recordings and chat transcript afterward.

Refund Policy: To cancel an enrollment or request a refund, contact support@lessonface.com. For 30+ days before, we refund 95%. Between 30 and 5 days, receive a 75% refund. No refunds within 5 days of class start date. Materials kit fees are non-refundable.


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Jackie F. on October 2, 2023
Class: Embroider a Corner Bookmark

I loved the class and instructor. Very informative with discussion of other ideas for this project.



Donna M. on October 2, 2023
Class: Embroider a Corner Bookmark

Always lovely to learn a new skill, and Laura did an excellent job.



Jackie on September 30, 2023
Class: Embroider a Corner Bookmark

I just loved the class and Laura have such clear instructions. My bookmark came out very well and we had a great time. I look forward to more of her classes. Jackie



Libba P. on September 29, 2023
Class: Felt on a Bar of Soap

Fabulous!!!



Verified Student on September 28, 2023
Class: Felt on a Bar of Soap

It was great, a lot of fun, and the presenter has a huge personality!



Verified Student on September 26, 2023
Class: Felt on a Bar of Soap

Informative and fun!



Verified Student on September 26, 2023
Class: Felt on a Bar of Soap

Thoroughly enjoyed the class! Great project for gifts. I had tried to make them myself years ago but they did not felt up. From Laura’s class I have been able to resolve my issues. It looks great!



Mary A. on September 26, 2023
Class: Felt on a Bar of Soap

Laura did a great job teaching the class. I really enjoyed it.



Verified Student on September 26, 2023
Class: Felt on a Bar of Soap

It was delightful. A great group of people and Laura really kept everyone engaged. I love that she told a story and sang songs. Really gave me a feel for fiber arts of old and how just the practical part of fiber arts continued oral traditions (spoken and musical). The class also opened the door for simple gift making :)



Kelly W. on September 26, 2023
Class: Felt on a Bar of Soap

Very fun and the instructor was knowledgable and very helpful.



Verified Student on September 26, 2023
Class: Felt on a Bar of Soap

I was very pleased with the content and presentation of this course. I was hoping that I would be able to make felted soap to give as gifts. My goal was achieved.



Joyce . on September 26, 2023
Class: Felt on a Bar of Soap

Laura was a great teacher, made us all feel welcome, stayed on task and was very entertaining. I thoroughly enjoyed the class!



Mary P. on September 25, 2023
Class: Felt on a Bar of Soap

I really enjoyed the class. The instruction was clear and it was a lot of fun!



Debi B. on September 11, 2023
Class: Stitch a Flower Pin Cushion

I enjoyed the class and learned so much. It was a lot of fun with all the participant’s input and Laura is an amazing instructor! I would definitely recommend to others.



Verified Student on September 11, 2023
Class: Stitch a Flower Pin Cushion



Amy on September 11, 2023
Class: Stitch a Flower Pin Cushion

It was lovely. Teacher was great. Highly recommend!!



Mrs. S. on September 11, 2023
Class: Stitch a Flower Pin Cushion

Class was great! A nice project that participants took ahold of and made their own with many creative ideas to take to the next level.



Kathleen on September 11, 2023
Class: Stitch a Flower Pin Cushion

Our class was excellent and fun to have comments and tips from across the US and Scotland. We were able to complete our projects in the time allotted and have ‘Show andTell’. I’m looking forward to more classes with JCFS LesdonFace.



Elizabeth B. on September 11, 2023
Class: Stitch a Flower Pin Cushion

It was so much fun and doable! The instructor’s teaching style was very effective but relaxed and fun. And the project was perfect for the amount of time. A lot of other information was available as she interacted with students too. Thank you so much for this class I hope to take many more on zoom!



Danielle L. on September 10, 2023
Class: Stitch a Flower Pin Cushion

Excellent!! Good discourse with instructor and students alike. All our question were not only answered and we were given lots of options in which to move forward.

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Laura Berlage

Laura Berlage

Laura is a contemporary Renaissance woman living and working on her family’s century-old homestead farm outside Hayward, WI. From fiber arts to creative writing, music to storytelling, she never tires of the magic of transforming idea into form and overlapping narrative and visual.

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