Punch Needle Rug Making


Deadline:16th March 10:30am – 12:30pm

Come and try this rug making taster session that mimics hand tufting without all the infrastructure. A simple hand-held tool, a backing cloth stretched tight onto a frame, and some hand dyed wool, is all you need to catch the bug. Bec calls this “rug making for the modern maker”. It is simple, fast and addictive.

This two-hour workshop will teach you the basics of punch needle and allows time to explore the technique, without the pressure of having to complete a piece. It’s a great introduction to skills you might like to further explore.

Start planning where you’d like a rug under your feet in your home, because once you have tried punch needle you will want to do more. Promise!

Cost: $65 per person, limited to eight people per session

Included in workshop ticket:
– All materials required
– Light refreshment

What to bring:
– Notebook
– Small sharp scissors (some will be provided but your own are always best)
– Please wear closed shoes
– Extra cash, there is an option to buy your own punch needle tool to keep for $35

Skill level: This workshop is suitable for beginners

About Bec Andersen:

Bec Andersen is a textile artist who specialises in the design and production of hand-tufted rugs. Her rugs are made from 100% wool, which she dyes using a combination of natural and synthetic dyes.

A Graduate Diploma in industrial design formed the basis for Bec’s design methodology: to combine the sensual qualities of textiles with functionality and the demands of everyday living.

Bec is based at Tamborine Mountain, Queensland, has been teaching rug making in a variety of handmade techniques for many years.

IMAGE: Sabine Bannard

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