I love to create, especially with drawing, painting and fibre. Rug hooking combines the best of these worlds! My patterns are designed and hand drawn by me, and are suitable for both traditional hooking and punch needle rug hooking.
Every one of my hooked rugs are created by hand, one loop at a time using an Oxford punch needle, a special tool that punches loops of wool through a backing 'painting' the design with wool. It is a wonderful, relaxing art form, with possibility of exciting results!
Rug punching has a long and time honoured history in Canada, and I enjoy the connection to the by-gone days as I work on my more modern designs. The craft assends to art as we push the limits of technique and design. My art has featured in exhibits and galleries in both Canada and the U.S.
I am a Certified Oxford Instructor, and sharing the skills and techniques of punch needle with others is something I love to do! Whether you are an artist, or have no artistic skills at all, you can still enjoy the craft of rug punching. I strive to keep my classes fun, relaxed and informative, and I hope my passion for Punch needle rug hooking shines through!
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Simone Vojvodin ~ Artist & Teacher
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