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Sip, Paint, Hook or Punch Rug Hooking or Rug Punching Workshop 


Linda Pietz  Needville, Texas

Dates: 2 day – Friday & Saturday, August 18 - 19, 2023 
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $250.00 / Sauder Village Member $230.00
Supply Fee: $50.00 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Heritage Inn – Board Rm
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Rug-Hooking-Cow-Jumping-Over-The-Moon-Pietz-AAs a rug hooker or rug puncher, you may have missed out on those fun painting parties with wine include. Well, we can’t provide the wine, but you are welcome to bring your coffee, tea or non-alcoholic beverage of choice as we paint, hook and punch.

In this workshop, with the assistance of your teacher Linda, you will be given a canvas to paint on as a background to what you choose to hook with wool strips or punch with yarn. After completing your hooking or punching, you will treat the back of your piece with something “special” that will keep your work from unraveling. Then comes the scary part. You will cut out your hooking or punching out with sharp scissors. Linda guarantees that there will be no fraying or unraveling. The final step is to glue your work onto your painted canvas.

You might be worried that you can’t draw a design. No problem, Linda will have some fun and creative designs available for you to trace. But you are encouraged to take this opportunity to come up with your own design with Linda’s assistance, tips & guidance.

Just learning to be able to create different shapes with your hooking and punching opens up unlimited possibilities. You can then attach these hooked or punched pieces onto purses, tote bags, denim jackets, lamp shades or whatever you want. Wow! You really don’t want to miss this workshop!



Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes 

Level: Basic - students must have basic rug hooking & rug punching knowledge & experience.

Supply fee description: Paint brushes, acrylic paints, the secret something that keeps your work from fraying, 9” x 12” canvas, special glue for gluing onto the canvas, pencil, & Sharpie marker. Additional canvases will be available for those students who wish to do more than one picture and who wouldn’t!

Students Need to Bring: Basic rug hooking or rug punch supplies: a frame, small sharp scissors, cutter, cutter blades # 6 & 8, & rug hook or Oxford Rug Punch Needle. You will need also need: wool, yarn, & bleached linen for rug hookers and monk’s cloth for rug punchers – these items be available for purchase through: Vendor Nola Heidbreder/Let Nola Do It, prior & during Rug Hooking Week.


Bio: Linda Pietz grew up in a family of artists, but her medium of choice has always been fiber. She has been designing needle work since childhood and as an adult, she designs for a number of companies including rug hooking patterns for Sister Nola Heidbreder’s company – Let Nola Do It.

Holding a degree in fine arts and a teaching credential in fine art, she loves teaching as much as designing. Linda has co-authored five books with her sister and has been a regular contributor to Rug Hooking Magazine along with other publications. She enjoys thinking outside the box when it comes to rug hooking, bringing in fresh and unusual techniques to the medium.


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