Online Workshop 11/15: Punch Needle Holiday Ornaments

Punch needle rug hooking- sometimes described as "painting with wool"- is a versatile craft that began in the 1880s. Fast, easy, and fun, this traditional craft is enjoying new popularity with fiber artists around the world!

In this class, you’ll be creating holiday ornaments for the season or to hang year-round! We’ll be using the #14 “mini” Oxford Punch Needle to punch into wool fabric. The “mini” is a delightfully fast and easy tool to use and a great way to expand your options for punching!

Choose from two booking options:

  1. Supply your own materials! For this workshop, you will need a #14 Oxford Punch Needle, a 5”or 7” Morgan no-slip hoop (please note! a standard embroidery hoop will not work!), wool fabric and scraps in various patterns (the weave must be tight enough to hold stitches), sharpie or fabric marker, fabric and embroidery scissors, stuffing, embroidery needle and floss. Worsted weight, sock weight, baby weight and sport weight knitting yarns are all options for use in the #14 Oxford Punch Needle.
  1. Purchase a punch needle kit from us that includes:
  • 2 Patterns drawn on wool fabric 
  • Yarn to complete your project
  • 5” Morgan No-Slip Hoop
  • Embroidery needle
  • Embroidery Floss
  • Stuffing 
  • “Using Your #14 “mini” Oxford Punch Needle” Brochure
  • Transfer paper
  • option to purchase a kit with or without a #14 Oxford Punch Needle (CHOOSE AT CHECKOUT, you will need but can use your own if you'd like)

Class Fee:

  • Class with Kit that includes the #14 Oxford Punch Needle - $115
  • Class with Kit that does not include the #14 Oxford Punch Needle - $75

About the instructor:

This class will be taught by Certified Oxford Punch Needle Instructor Christie Beniston from the PUNCH! studio in Solana Beach, California. Christie is a public artist and has had a thriving art practice for over 30 years. Her public commissions include the San Diego Airport, Lucille Packard Children's Hospital, and LA Metro. Christie holds a BFA and is a certified Oxford Instructor and in 2017 she established PUNCH! offering materials and instruction for punch needle rug hooking. Christie can also be seen as a co-host, with her daughter Isa, of“Maker Knows Best," a YouTube series forBluprint and the NBCUniversal Digital Lab.

This online workshop takes place on Sunday 11/15 from 11 am - 1 pm PST via Zoom Meeting. You will receive login directions prior to the workshop. 

**Shipping Notes**

  • This kit is not available for in-store pickup
  • East Coast: If ordering a kit 5-6 days prior to the class, you need to selectPriority Shipping to ensure your package arrives in time. The cutoff for delivery is 9/4 
  • West Coast: If ordering a kit 3 days prior to the class, you need to selectPriority Shipping at checkout to ensure your package arrives on time. The cutoff for delivery is 9/9