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Shading & Sculpting with the Oxford Punch Needle  Rug Punching with Yarn Workshop


Kevin LeMoine  Shemogue, New Brunswick, Canada 

Dates:  1 day – Saturday, August 19, 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: $46.00 – payable to teacher during class
Location: Heritage Inn –Heritage Room
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Rug-Hooking-Pumpkins-LeMoine-Sat-AJump-start your fall projects, create a dimensional pumpkin pillow or mat using the Oxford Punch Needle! We will be using all 5 “Fine” Oxford Punch Needles to sculpt your pumpkin without having to clip your loops.  This will cause a gradual elevation to your pumpkin sections.

In this workshop we will touch on the foundations of punch needle rug hooking, the Oxford Punch Needle, spacing, techniques, troubleshooting and finishing for your project, but students may wish to take Kevin’s Friday “Learn - Punch Needle Rug Hooking,” for more on the basics. For this project, you will learn about the differences between the Oxford Needle sizes, yarn weights, and what effects they can achieve in your projects. The basics of shading and sculpting, using your Oxford Needle Punches and yarn will be the main focus of this workshop, along with plenty of time to work on the project.

Students will be working on a fun fall pumpkin pattern punched with yarn, the finished size of the project measures 13”x13” and is on a 24”x24” piece of monk’s cloth, so that you may add to your piece, at home.  We will be using 100% wool, Briggs & Little, 2 ply yarn “Heritage” – in as-is and hand-dyed colors. Student will have the opportunity to use during the workshop or purchase: a 15”x15” Gripper Frame and Oxford Punch Needles in the Fine Needle sizes of #08, # 09, #10, #13 and #14.

You will be using 5 values of hand-dyed orange yarn to enhance the sculpting appearance of your pumpkin. This workshop is geared to expand your abilities, visions & dimension going forward.


Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

Level: Basic – students must have basic rug punching knowledge and experience. (Students who take the Friday: Learn – Punch Needle Rug Hooking Workshop may sign up for this workshop.)

Supply fee description:  A pattern 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.

Ru-Hooking-Pumpkin-LeMoine-Sat-CBio: 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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