Kathy Donovan passed the Teacher Certification Program for The Oxford Company. She has successfully completed all the requirements and is excited about sharing her training with her students. If you wish to be notified about class dates and times, please email us. If you wish to create a class with friends in your location, contact Kathy to discuss possible dates. Have fiber will travel!
Classes Offered in 2016
Guilds are invited to reserve a class date to meet your needs! Just contact me to reserve a class date.
Introduction to Punch Needle Rug Sampler
Three different sizes of Oxford punch needle will be introduced. Using rug yarn, 3-cut wool, 6 cut wool, worsted weight yarn and novelty yarns. This 6 hour session will give you the skills to create your own rug or wall hanging. This class can be scheduled weekdays or weekends on the farm or at your requested location. Contact me with two dates that work for your group, guild or association.
Classes on the farm:
Thursday, October 13 & Saturday, October 15
9 to 4 PM
Fee: $100 Lunch Included
Introduction to Oxford Punch Needle
This three hour class will introduce you to how to make a punch needle rug. You will learn the skills to punch, poke and hem your lame rug. Great for children age 8 7 up, anyone with no prior hooking experience. This class can be scheduled weekdays or weekends on the farm or at your requested location. Contact me with two dates that work for your group, guild or association.
Email if you are interested in this class. I will arrange a date to accommodate both our schedules week day or week end.
Friday, September 23, 2016, This class will be a bird on a board held at Shenandoah Valley Fiber Festival. Visit SVFF website to enroll in this three hour class (1 to 4 pm).
Two Day Class
Many patterns to select from. Guidance will be on pattern design, color, punch needle instruction and finishing your rug. This is a two day class. Many patterns to select from for a 14 X 14 wall hanging, pillow top or chair pad. Chair pads are 13 X 13. This class is ideal for guilds interested in learning how to transfer patterns to foundation cloth. Frames, yarn and punch needles are provided with the option to purchase after class. Materials fee and Instruction fee are determined by the class time and project selected. Students will learn all the skills necessary to complete a punch needle rug of any size.
Dyeing to Punch Rug Yarn
You may have a project in mind and want to dye yarns for your project. This can be done individually or as a small group. Instruction on dyeing solid color and spot dyeing yarns will truly make your project unique! All instruction is on Checkmate Farm during warm weather! One day class. Two students only.
Introduction to Rug Braiding
One day class will teach you design, color selection, braiding and sewing your rug. Karakul roving makes beautiful strong rugs. I can work with you anytime on the farm.