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Paisley Punch Needle Pin Keep

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Laurie Lausen, Minneapolis, Minnesota

Dates:  1 day – Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $125.00 / Sauder Village Member $115.00
Supply Fee: $ 25.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location:  Heritage Inn – Gathering Room A
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Description: Punch a sweet little paisley pin keep with luscious hand-dyed threads and wool backing. This workshop is designed for novices and those with prior experience who want to enhance their skills. All the basics plus many helpful tips and tricks will be covered.

Punch Needle is a great portable craft and very relaxing once you get into the rhythm! This pin keep is finished with a wool fabric backing and stuffed with crushed walnut shells to keep your pins and needles sharp. There are many color options, so Laurie will contact registered students prior to the workshop to discuss their choices. She will also answer any questions on supplies students need to bring. 

Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

Level:   No Experience – everyone welcome, no prior punch needle knowledge or experience required.

Supply description: 12” x 12” pattern on weavers cloth, threads to complete pin keep, fusible interfacing for finishing, wool backing, muslin for pin keep liner, crushed English walnut shells for stuffing and detailed instructions.

Students Need to Bring: Punch needle with medium tip (Cameo Ultra Punch is recommended), needle threader, small embroidery scissors, Locking-lip embroidery hoop 6” to 8” diameter. Optional: these supplies are all available for purchase from Laurie by advance order. 


BIO:  Laurie has been doing some sort of handwork since her Mother handed her a needle and thread at age 5. While still in school and with limited resources, she began designing and hooking rugs in 1970 after seeing an article in Early American Life magazine.

Known for her keen sense of color and whimsical, folk art designs, Laurie has been teaching rug hooking and various fiber arts around the Twin Cities for over 30 years. Her goal for each student is to relax and enjoy the process, while gaining confidence in their technique and ability to make each project truly their own. Laurie’s patterns have been featured in many publications including Wool Works and Rug Hooking Magazine.

She is currently a faculty artist/instructor at Minnetonka Center for the Arts and a member of numerous organizations including TAFA: The Textile and Fiber Arts List.

2017 marked the 30th anniversary of L. J. Fibers, her fiber arts business that became The Wooly Red Rug in 2002 when Laurie opened the doors of her studio to the public. Her museum quality hooked rugs, wool applique and needle punched pieces are part of private collections across the country and have earned her recognition as one of America’s top traditional craftsman by Early American Life magazine…where her passion began.

SPECIALTIES:  Dyeing and color planning, rug hooking, punch needle, wool applique and embroidery.     



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.



Registration starts at Noon on November 15th, 2017
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