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Intro to Contemporary Punch Needle Embroidery by Midnight Creative

  • Outside The Shape 1222 10 Avenue Southeast Calgary, AB, T2A Canada (map)
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Have you been following the punch needle trend, and are wondering how to begin? Then this is the class for you! We'll be learning how to use the Oxford #14 Punch Needle (also called the mini) to mimic embroidery, and how to to create rug projects with 1/8 inch loops. 

Coffee, water, and cupcakes from Cake Bake Shop will be provided (please message me if you are gluten-free).

Each student will choose from several patterns to create a 6" piece of hoop art, or may bring their own pattern if desired. All supplies, including a selection of yarns, will be provided, and each student will take home the following materials:

- The #14 Oxford Punch Needle ($43 value, unboxed)
- A reusable 7" no-slip hoop
- A 6" embroidery hoop for finishing/framing your project
- Two 9" pieces of natural linen backing: one piece for our project in class, and an extra for continuing your punch needle journey at home
- A punch needle guide that includes a list of resources for your future projects

The #14 Punch Needle works wonderfully with worsted weight yarns, tapestry yarn, or by doubling up thinner weights such as sock yarn.

About the Instructor:

Katie Stackhouse has a background in graphic design, but has spent the last six years as the creative director of her young family. During this time, she has explored several creative outlets, but it wasn't until discovering punch needle rug hooking in early 2017, that she knew she'd found the medium she was meant to pursue more fully.

Katie's work uses punch needle to both mimic embroidery, and to create tapestries full of movement, texture and depth, by incorporating a mix of yarns and fibres.

You can follow her on Instagram @themidnightcreative or on Etsy:


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

This class is reccomended for ages 13 and up.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

Feel free to email with questions.

What's the cancellation policy?

No cancellations/refunds are permitted, but you are free to send someone else in your place.