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Friday October 4th, 7 to 9 p.m.
Workshop Fee: $35 plus materials

This quick intro class is a great way to try your hand at punch needle to see what the excitement is all about! The pumpkin project will be made with beautiful hand-dyed wool yarns and are just the right size for students to complete during class. They make a lovely brooch or magnet!  All materials are provided in material fee and students can borrow punch needles during class time. Material Fee: $18 including tax  SPECIAL DEAL: Students that sign up for both the Friday intro class and the Saturday beginner class will receive a $10 off the registration fee.
Location: Niagara's South Coast Guest House 
To register please contact or call 519-294-0440 

Saturday, October 5th, 10:00 am until 3:00 pm 
Workshop Fee: $70 plus material fee

Often described as 'instant gratification", punch needle rug hooking is a fun and addictive method of rug hooking!. In this step-by-step, detailed, workshop students will create a small 8" mat that can be used as a trivet, wall hanging, chair pad, bag, or pillow front. There is something for everyone with nearly 20 different patterns and a gorgeous array of hand dyed wool yarns to choose from! We'll cover topics such as design, colour planning, proper use of a punch needle, finishing, plus special tricks and techniques- the instructor will be there to encourage and guide you every step of the way. By the end of class most students should have a solid enough foundation in punching to be confident in making larger rugs and other fabulous projects. 
Material Fee: $55 including tax . Material fee includes the pattern, backing, print outs and all wool to complete the project. Punch needles may be borrowed during class time and purchased after if you wish. SPECIAL DEAL: Students that sign up for both the Friday intro class and the Saturday beginner class will receive a $10 off the registration fee.
Location: Niagara's South Coast Guest House 
To register: please contact or call 519-294-0440 

About the Teacher: 
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. Her rugs have been featured in exhibitions in Ontario, Vermont and Ohio, published in magazines and books, and have won multiple awards.

beginner Punch Needle Rug Hooking  step-by-step

make a mat in a day

Punch Needle Rug Hooking

fun and easy to learn

Often described as 'painting with wool', punch needle rug hooking is an exciting and easy to learn art that gives almost instant gratification. Not an artist? No worries! With the endless variety of design possibilities Punching is for everyone; you can still have wonderful results and no artistic skills necessary! Like to get creative? Let your imagination soar! I strive to keep classes fun and relaxed for all, and I make sure you go home with the skills needed for satisfaction and success with your rug punching endeavors.  Classes are available near Grand Bend or at your location.

Workshops for your Group

book now

I am currently booking workshops for the remainder of 2014, and into 2015. If you'd like me to come and teach your Group or Guild contact me and I'd be happy to discuss ideas with you! I am willing to travel. Not a part of a group or guild, but just want to get together a group of friends to learn a new craft? That works too!


for beginners to advanced

There is something for everyone!

I like to keep workshop classes small (between 10 and 12 students) to ensure that everyone receives plenty of individual attention.

Beginners: No need to purchase tools! I loan my students the tools needed during class, so they can decided if they like punching before buying. For those that decide they like it, tools are available to purchase at the end of class, if they wish.

Private Lessons

for the individual learner

If you prefer to learn on your own private lessons may be just the ticket. Teaching fee is $25 per hour for private lessons and I usually recommend three hours minimum to get a good start.

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