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Punchneedle Monogram Coaster

Julie Klinger

Julie Klinger, West Unity, OH

Dates: 1 day – Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $125.00 / Sauder Village Members 115.00  
Supply Fee:  $20.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location:  Founder’s Hall – Stage Right
Teacher’s Website:   None

This sweet little 4” x 4” coaster is a perfect way to learn punchneedle or refine your skills, and have something completed by the end of your class. The monogram coaster is Julie’s original design, worked in three strand Valdani floss or # 8 Perle cotton. Each student will be able to choose the letter for their coaster prior to class. You will also have the choice of either antique brown, cranberry, or indigo blue for the letter, border, and wool tongue finish. The background will be antique white.  

Julie will contact students in advance to provide more information and resources on supplies, so students will have plenty of time to gather them prior to class, as well as make their letter and color choices.  

This class will start with the basics of threading the needle and the punching process, then take you through steaming and finishing. The goal is to have a finished coaster when you leave that day. Julie will bring an assortment of some of her other punchneedle projects as inspirations for you next project. She will also share tips and discuss a variety of finishing options.  Each student will receive a step-by-step instructional guide for future reference which will include resources for supplies, designers, and websites. 

Once you’re hooked on “punch”, you can make a personalized set of these coasters as gifts for family & friends!

Give-Thanks-Punchneedle-Art-Julie-KlingerTeacher will contact students prior to class: Yes.

Level:  Punchneedle experience is helpful but not required, beginners are welcome!

Supply/Kit description:  Pattern drawn on weaver’s cloth, thread/floss to complete project, wool for tongues, fusible web, and step-by-step instruction guide.  

Students Need to Bring:  A punchneedle (that can accommodate 3-strand floss - either a CTR (red) or Cameo punchneedle), threader, 7” Morgan locking-lip hoop (must be able to draw fabric “drum-tight”), and small embroidery scissors. Optional: bring only if you have already - rotary cutter, small matt, clear ruler, and pinking scissors. 


PunchneedlePunchneedle embroidery is the most recent addition to Julie’s artistic life which began at an early age.  She is inspired by many designs including primitive colors and paisley inspirations, but also enjoys bright colors depending on what best fits the spirit of the design. Originally trained as an art instructor, she has experience with many forms of media including painting with dye on silk, fabric sculpture, cross-stitch linen samplers, quilting, wool appliqué, and of course, rug hooking.   

Julie is very active in the local guild, Northwest Ohio Rughookrafters, and has been involved in a project that created a rug of appreciation that is displayed in the lobby of the Heritage Inn. She also designed the “Live, Laugh, Love” rug that was exhibited at the Sauder Village exhibit in 2015.  This was a guild project which raised funds for The Daughter Project and an article was published in the ATHA newsletter following the show.  Most recently, Julie designed a banner rug for our 2016 guild challenge, “With Hearts Full of Gratitude” which was created to celebrate Rug Hooking Week’s 20th anniversary and their commitment to the art of rug hooking. 

Specialties:  Punchneedle designs using three and six strands, designing and finishing techniques.

BIO:  Susan L. Feller designs patterns for Ruckman Mill Farm and is a juried Fine Craftsman at Tamarack in Beckley, West Virginia. Included in three Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs issues and a judge, her work has been juried into several contemporary Hooked Art collections. Author of Design Basics for Rug Hookers, Stackpole Books 2011 her advice has helped many create their own “Great rug.” Her blog provides lessons on process along with product.


Involved in promoting the traditions carried on by artistic contemporaries, Susan teaches and lectures worldwide, and is a member of TIGHR, McGown and Surface Design.


SPECIALTIES:  Rug pattern designing and fiber manipulating techniques including hooked, punched, needle felted, and dimensional collage, and picture framer.