Punch needle rug hooking workshop

Dec 26, 2017
Artwork by: Holly Berry Local artist Holly Berry will lead a weekend workshop in punch needle rug hooking.

Rockland — The downtown Farnsworth Art Museum will host a two-day punch needle rug hooking workshop Saturday and Sunday, Jan. 6 and 7, Taught by artist Holly Berry, the program will take place at the Gamble Education Center, at the corner of Union and Grace streets, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. each day.

Participants will create a small square or circular wool hooked mat of their own design. With a punch needle threaded with yarn, the rug is worked from the back to form the loops, instead of from the front, as in traditional rug hooking. Time will be spent introducing and practicing technique, creating a design, choosing colors of available 100 percent wool rug yarn, hooking and finishing off the project.

Participants will have use of Oxford punch needles, hoops and frames during class time, as well as all necessary supplies and equipment to complete their project. Instructor Berry, from Waldoboro, is a children's book illustrator and block printer. She also enjoys making punch needle rugs of her own designs and has taught rug hooking to children and adults. Examples of her work are at hollyberrydesign.com.

Fee for this program is $100, $80 for Farnsworth members; a $30 materials fee for wool and backing cloth is payable to instructor on the first day of class. For more information or to register, visit farnsworthmuseum.org.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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