Lize from City Sessions, a company offering a series of creative workshops aimed at calming the mind and re-energising the spirit, is hosting her first Study Session with us in March. If spending a Saturday afternoon working with your hands and connecting with like-minded people in a friendly and inviting environment ticks all your boxes, keep reading for details on the Beginners Punch Needle Workshop.
What is Punch Needling?
Essentially, it’s a form of embroidery worked with a tool called a punch needle – it’s also referred to as ‘Thread Painting’ given the wonderful detail that can be created. The process creates loops on the front of the fabric resulting in beautifully textured pieces that can be turned into wall hangings, rugs, pillows, bags, and more.
About the class
During the workshop, you’ll punch on a 30 x 30cm stretched monk’s cloth with a wooden punch needle and a wide selection of chunky yarn. You’ll learn what to consider when planning your punch needle design, how to prepare a no-slip embroidery hoop as well as how to stretch fabric, and how to use the punch needle tool. You’ll also be given pointers on how to create different effects as you use different colours and thicknesses of yarn to punch needle your custom design. There will be an array of different colours for you to choose from – pick a limited colour palette or go all out and include multiple colours. The finished piece is yours to keep and display on your wall in its hoop – we’ll also talk you through how to turn it into a cushion, a zipped pouch, a bag etc.
Saturday, 14 March 2020
Margot Molyneux Store, 69 Roeland Street
Everything you need to complete your contemporary punch needle wall art will be provided on the day.
- A wooden punch needle tool for in class use (you have the option of buying it on the day for an additional cost of R300 so you can carry on creating at home)
- Backcloth and a wooden hoop to take home
- As much yarn as you need for the project
- A cotton tote to take your work home in
- Illustrated colour printed instruction booklet
- Details of suppliers for equipment you might need to carry on with your new skill
- MCC on arrival and light snacks
To book, contact firstname.lastname@example.org / 0793009275
Please note: Space is limited and your booking will only be secured upon receipt of payment. We do not accept cancellation of workshops once they are booked and confirmed. However, bookings are transferable to another party in the event that you are unable to attend the workshop. You must be 16 years or older to take part in the workshop.