As a certified Oxford instructor, I absolutely love teaching punch needle rug hooking and sharing the joys of this wonderful art with others! Whether on Zoom or in person, class sizes are always kept small, usually a maximum between 8 and 12 people, to ensure plenty of individual attention and assistance. My desire is to help you achieve your own personal artistic goals while maintaining a fun, and enjoyable experience. You can read my brief teachers Bio here: Simone Vojvodin Certified Oxford Instructor Interested in having me teach for your group or guild, or looking for a particular class? Please message me to discuss this option. Looking for a private class? I teach those too! Private sessions are $25 per hour and 3 hours is recommended for a good start.
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HOLIDAY SOCIAL- Free! Live ZOOM get together Date: Thursday, December 14th Time: 12:30pm to 3:00pm EST Suitable for: all students, past, present and future! Cost: Free Email to register firstname.lastname@example.org
Don your festive garb, grab your current project, beverage of choice, and join in for an afternoon of show and tell, punching, chatting, sharing and fun- everyone is welcome!
BEGINNER PUNCH NEEDLE RUG HOOKING Live ZOOM Workshop Dates: to be announced Suitable for: Complete beginners or those wanting a refresher Class Fee: $65 (Canadian) Plus tax Email to register email@example.com Class size is limited- save your spot! Often described as 'instant gratification", punch needle is a fun and addictive method of rug hooking that is rapidly gaining in popularity! In this workshop, students will create a lovely 8” or 10" punched trivet or chair pad. There is something for everyone with nearly 20 different patterns to choose from. We'll cover topics such as design, materials, how to use a punch needle, plus special tricks and techniques and finishing. Class size is small to allow time for learning, practicing and individual attention. By the end of class most students should have a completed project (Hooray!) and a solid enough foundation in punching to be confident in making larger rugs and other fabulous projects. Tools Required: Oxford Punch Needle, Frame (gripper frame or carpet tack recommended), scissors, large needle for finishing. Students can purchase tools from the teacher prior to class if needed. Material Fee: from $16 to $90 depending on option chosen
FANCY STITCHES Live ZOOM Workshop- meets 5 times Dates: January 22nd, 29th, February 5th, 12th, 26th Time: 6:00pm to 8:45pm EST Suitable for: intermediate to advanced students Class Fee: $100 (Canadian) plus tax Email to register firstname.lastname@example.org Class size is limited- save your spot! Learn how to create a dazzling assortment of beautiful fancy stitches using the Oxford punch needle to add interest and pizzazz to your hooked and punched rugs! Beaded, Chain, Embroidery, Tunnel, False Plaid, Pixel and Couching are just a some of the stitches you will learn, all while creating a pretty little mat designed to show off your new found skills! The pattern is modest in size to allow for easy completion. Material Fee: Ranges from $28 to $110 depending on option chosen.
PUNCHING WOOL INTO WOOL; PRETTY PILLOWS AND MATS Live ZOOM Workshop- meets 3 times Dates: February 6th, 13th, 20th Time: 1:00pm to 2:00pm EST Suitable for: intermediate to advanced students Class Fee: $70 (Canadian) plus tax Email to register email@example.com Class size is limited- save your spot! Showcase gorgeous wool fabrics by using them as the foundation backing for punch needle rug hooking! By learning to punch wool yarn into wool fabric, you can create beautiful punched projects such as pillows and mats. Since the wool fabric acts as both the backing and background projects work up quickly and most students will have a completed project by the end of class. You'll also learn how to add wool appliqué to embellish your design, plus a super simple method for pillow cover assembly. A fun class with practical applications! Material fee: from $15 to $100 depending on option chosen
SCULPTING BUNNIES- Hare Today, Gone Tomorrow! Live ZOOM Class- meets 4 times Date: TBA Time: TBA Suitable for: beginners familiar with punch needle basics to advanced punch needle students (traditional hookers wanting to hook and sculpt are also welcome) Cost: $100 (Canadian) plus tax Email to pre-register firstname.lastname@example.org In this exciting class you will learn to create two of the 3D sculpted bunnies featured in "A Few Grey Hares" We will cover topics such as types of relief in art, special punching techniques, creating realism or whimsy, shading tricks, bringing your bunnies to 'life', sculpting, and more! There will be time for instruction, working on your project, a question and answer time, plus individual attention during each session. Familiarity with the basics of using a punch needle (either through a beginner class or self taught) is a prerequisite for this class. Traditional hookers who would like to learn about creating sculpted animals with yarn are welcome. Punch Needles required: A minimum of 2 needles- Oxford Punch Needle #8 Fine or Regular and #14 or #13 Fine. (Tools can be purchased from the teacher ahead of class if needed.) Material Fee: ranges from $22 to $145 depending on option chosen.
OXFORD TEACHER CERTIFICATION COURSE Hybrid Course featuring online and in-person components Meets: March/April 2024 Suitable for: Those with punch needle experience wishing to teach or demonstrate punch needle rug hooking. Click here for more details and to apply: Oxford Teachers Certification Course
This hybrid certification program is designed for those interested in becoming a punch needle rug hooking instructor, and is designed to give the best of both in-person and online learning. This is an excellent opportunity to get a good start in an exciting field. Simone Vojvodin, rug hooking teacher, since 2011, author, and award winning artist, will cover all the topics necessary to give you the skills and confidence needed to pass the certification, and to be a successful rug hooking teacher with fun bonus content as well!
COLOUR SHIFTING MAGIC! **New Class** In-person Class Being offered at Niagara Rug School Dates: TBA Suitable for: Beginners with some experience to advanced punchers. To register: Please contact Niagara Rug School. Become a magician and learn create beautiful and smooth shifts in colour across rugs, using gorgeous dyed yarns, a simple trick and multiple strands in a single punch needle! Three different pattern choices will be offered. They are designed to be joyful and fun to complete, and participants can customize their colours to create their own Magic!
If you'd like to receive more information about these or any other workshops, to request a workshop, or to pre-register please send me an email: Email to pre-register email@example.com Interested in booking a workshop for your group or guild in 2024 or 2025? I do travel to teach, so please feel free to reach out!
Simone Vojvodin Teachers Bio:
Simone Vojvodin is very passionate about teaching punch needle rug hooking and has been an Oxford Certified instructor since 2011. A nature and animal lover, she resides near Dutton, Ontario where she has her studio, Red Maple Ruggery. Simone loves designing patterns, dying wool, helping students, and of course punching rugs- which she describes as 'paintings in wool'. Her rugs have been featured in exhibitions in Canada and the U.S.A, published in magazines and books, and have won multiple awards. She is also the author of the new book "Mastering the Art of Punch Needle Rug Hooking: Techniques and Projects"
Red Maple Ruggery Fibre Art Studio Located Near Dutton, Ontario, Canada
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