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Creating Fun & Whimsical Punch Needle Workshop


Teresa Kogut, Otisville, Michigan  

Dates:  Evening – Thursday, August 15, 2024 
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $65.00 / Sauder Village Member $55.00
Supply Fee: See below - payable to teacher during class
Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Right
Teacher’s Website:




You will learn the fundamentals of punch needle. Everything you need to know to get started, tips and techniques discovered over the 18 years Teresa’s been creating punch needle. Teresa’s goal is to teach you everything you need to know to make punch needle fun and easy - so you can create beautiful projects for your home or to give as gifts.

This workshop will also cover how to personalize this fun and quick needlework by adding names or dates to your punch needle project or changing colors in a design to reflect your pets or home decor color.

Teresa has many examples showing unique ways to finish your punch needle, too, from finishing on antique books, wood plaques, wool purses or making pillows and wall hangings. We will also explore how to use other fiber arts to enhance your projects. She will have some finishing pieces, such as, books, plaques, etc., available for purchase in case you find something that will work with your class project. She will also have fully kitted punch needle patterns available for purchase so you can stay inspired and create more beautiful projects.

A handout that outlines the workshop will be provided for you to take home - so you can refer back to it as a guide and reference. Punch needle is a very “forgiving” and portable needlework - meaning it’s quick to learn, easy to fix mistakes and you don’t need any large tools so you can take it anywhere.

Teresa’s style of punch needle falls into the “folk art” or “whimsical” category…. houses, crows, bunnies, cats, patriotic, chickens, sheep, Halloween, Christmas, etc. You can see her patterns on her website.

You will have the opportunity to choose from a handful of designs for your workshop project. Teresa has chosen smaller, easier designs so if you are a beginner, you’ll be able to finish your project fairly quickly, possibly during the workshop, however, if you don’t complete your project during the workshop, you’ll have all the skills necessary to finish it at home.

Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

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

Supply description:  Pattern drawn on Weavers Cloth, basic instructions for punch needle embroidery & all the floss you’ll need to finish your project. (Project choices & prices: Curious Bunny: size 3.75” x 5” - $46.00, Farmhouse Star: size 6.25” x 5” - $42.00, Rhombus Lace: size 5” x 7” - $33.00, Snowman: size 3” x 2.75” - $39.00, Santa’s Tree: size 4.5” x 4” - $54.00, or For Ewe: size 4.5” x 6” - $50.00.)

Students Need to Bring: An Ultra Punch or Smart Punch Needle (Please bring one of these, as they are the best in the marketplace.), small embroidery scissors, a Morgan no-slip hoop or stretcher bars or gripper frame, & task lighting. NOTE: If you need to purchase any of the above-mentioned supplies, please notify Teresa when she contacts you prior to class. She will also have additional supplies for sale in class.

Teresa has been a life-long artist. She started her business, Primitive Folk, in 1994 selling small framed primitive watercolor paintings and prints to gift shops across the nation. Then in 1997 she started licensing her artwork to manufacturers who created products featuring her art on dinnerware, shower curtains, gift bags, greeting cards, quilting fabric and more.

In 2004, while attending the spring quilt market, she came upon a booth selling punch needle patterns. She was in awe of what she thought looked like tiny hooked rugs. This started her down the rabbit hole of fiber arts. She now designs punch needle, hook/punch rug, cross stitch, and most recently, wool applique patterns under the business name, Teresa Kogut’s Creative Whims.

Teresa has been teaching punch needle classes since 2008. She enjoys sharing her love of needlework. “There’s nothing quite as satisfying as creating something beautiful with your hands…. something that can withstand the test of time and be handed down through generations”


punchneedle rhombus lace pattern on book
snowman with star punchneedle

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