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Learn - Punch Needle Rug Hooking
Rug Punching with Yarn Workshop


PunchKevin LeMoine  Shemogue, New Brunswick, Canada    

Dates:  1 day – Friday, August 18, 2023 
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $145.00 / Sauder Village Member $135.00 (international/Canadian Teacher)   
Supply Fee: $20.00 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Heritage Inn –Heritage Room
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Rug-Hooking-Flower-Dots-Wing-Bird-LeMoine-Fri-ADo you want to learn how to punch needle rug hook in 1 day? This is the workshop for you! 

Kevin has geared his workshop to be an economical way to learn punch needle rug hooking without breaking the bank. This course will give you all your basics that are needed, plus hands on punching.

We will discuss the foundation for punch needle rug hooking: Oxford Punch Needles, techniques, spacing, troubleshooting, and finishing for monk’s cloth. We will also discuss materials such as yarn and wool strips, as well as other supplies and equipment, like frames, as well as resources. This is intended to be a low stress workshop and one to learn and complete your piece.

Students will select a pattern from 4 designs: Floral, Dove, Dots, or Door, prior to class, when Kevin contacts them. The finished size of the projects measures 6” x 6” and is on a 24” x 24” piece of Monk’s Cloth so that you may add to your piece to make it into a chair pad or anything else of your choice, at home. We will be using 100% wool, Briggs & Little, 4 ply yarn “Super” – in as-is colors. Each project will be in the colors shown in the photos. Students will have the opportunity to use during class or purchase: 15”x15” Gripper Frames and Oxford Punch Needles.

When you complete this workshop, you will be able to take additional courses and feel confident that you will be able to keep up and not stress out. This is a great course to take along with the Kevin’s Saturday Workshop “Shading & Sculpting with the Oxford Punch Needle.”



Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes 

Level: Everyone welcome, no prior rug hooking &/or rug punching knowledge or experience required. This class is open to both adults and children (age 12 and older).  

Supply fee description: Pattern (choice of 4) on a 24” x 24” piece of Monk’s Cloth, and all yarns needed to complete the project.  (Oxford Punch Needles and Gripper Frames are NOT included in the Kits but will be available to use or purchase during the workshop.) 

Students Need to Bring: Scissors, note pad & pen.


Bio: Kevin was born and raised in small town Amherst, Nova Scotia and is now settled in Shemogue, New Brunswick. He started his arts path in his early teens with oil painting, to be followed by tole painting which he successfully taught for 5 years. After many forays in the fiber arts, including punch needle embroidery, cross stitch, needlepoint and latch hook, Kevin was introduced to traditional rug hooking by his Mother.  Kevin has evolved into punch needle rug hooking where he has found great peace and relaxation in using the Amy Oxford Punch Needle. 

He is a Certified Oxford Punch Needle Rug Hooking Instructor and teaches classes throughout the Maritime Provinces in Canada, and is excited to spread the joy of punch needle rug hooking. In 2020, Kevin built his 400 square foot studio where he offers punch needle rug hooking classes as well as sells basic supplies for both traditional rug hooking and punch needle rug hooking. Kevin has also enjoyed traveling to teach the art of punch needle rug hooking throughout Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Maine and has become an annual instructor at The Hooked Rug Museum of North America in Hubbards, Nova Scotia.



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