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Rainbow Bellwether Sheep Ornament

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Kathy Donovan

Kathy Doovan
Bluemont, Virginia

Dates:   Evening – Thursday, August 15, 2019
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $60.00 / Sauder Village Member $50.00 
Supply Fee: $40.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Right
Teacher’s Website:  n/a

Rainbow-Bellwether-Sheep-Ornament2Description:  Bellwether - a sheep that leads the flock often wearing a bell. 

In this make it and take it workshop, you will learn the basics of “Punch Needle Rug Hooking”. We will be creating a colorful Bellwether sheep ornament.  Fun for beginners as well as those that may already be familiar with punch needle rug hooking. 

We will start out with the basics. This will include how to measure the amount of yarn needed for a project as well as the 2 size stitches used with a regular size rug punch needle that makes a ¼ inch loop.  We will also discuss and practice how to punch with wool strips. (In the photos: the bird, pumpkin and Santa stocking were all made using a combination of yarn and wool strips.) 

Frames and an Oxford punch needle (size 10 regular) will be available for use during the class and for those who wish to purchase them.

Everyone will leave the workshop with a finished 6” x 7” Bellwether sheep ornament and the knowledge and skills needed to start a larger project. 

Teacher will contact students prior to class:  No

  Everyone welcome, no prior punch needle rug hooking experience required, and great for those who would like to review the basics.     

Supply Description:  Pattern drawn on monk’s cloth, hand dyed wool rug yarn, sheep base with bell and hanger, wood buttons, and wool strips. There will be a choice of colorful buttons. A handout with rug punching tips will also be included.

Students Need to Bring:  Small pointed scissors.


Registration started at 10 am on January 9th, 2019
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