Friday workshop with Judith Hotchkiss
Punching with Novelty Yarns and Wool Strips
With Judith Hotchkiss
Fri. Oct 9, 2020 $125
Do you have a stash of yarns and a mountain of wool strips that you would like to use up, or even make a dent in? In this class you will learn to punch with a wide array of yarns as well as wool strips. You will have the opportunity to try all the sizes of the Oxford punch to learn which ones work well with various materials for different effects. You will learn to use multiple strands of yarn at a time. Sculpting and shearing your design will also be taught. You may choose to make a sampler in order to try as many yarns as possible, or punch a pattern of your choice. Materials fee will vary depending on what you bring from your own stash, but the instructor will have a wide array of materials available. All sizes of punches and frames will be available for loan during the class as well and may be purchased at the end if desired.
Judith Hotchkiss grew up in a rug hooking household and watched her mother and older sister punch beautiful rugs. As a young girl, her mother often let her choose colors and practice punching on her big floor frame. Now Judith is an Oxford Certified Instructor, as well as McGown certified to teach traditional rug hooking, and she loves to teach the art to others. She produces her own line of hand-dyed wool and yarn, specializing in multi-value swatch dyeing as well as one-of-a-kind spot dyed skeins. She recently completed a new home studio where she is able to hold classes and retail rug hooking supplies. She lives in Deer Isle, Maine where she is constantly inspired by the colors and beauty of Downeast Maine.