The Oxford Company
Welcome to The Oxford Company, home of The Oxford Punch Needle and The Oxford Rug Hooking School, located in Cornwall, Vermont. We have a large selection of rug yarns, patterns, and punch needle rug hooking supplies for sale.
Punched Rug Contest Monthly Prize Winner
Our Punched Rug Contest winner for October is Laura Berlage from Hayward, Wisconsin. Laura’s winning rug is called Trout and Swallows. Congratulations Laura! Your rug is gorgeous!
Trout and Swallows. Designed and Punched by Laura Berlage from Hayward, Wisconsin. 38” x 25”. Punched with a #14 fine “Mini” and #14 fine “Mini With Heels” Oxford Punch Needles. Wool, alpaca, Navajo churro wool, wool mohair blend, and gold shimmer thread on cotton monk’s cloth.
Laura tells us, "I made this piece as a wedding gift for my mother and Steve Barnes. Each element in the design has symbolic meaning, and the perspective of looking down on the stream from above offered a real creative challenge. People love the fish shadows! Like a pointillist painting, the further you step back from the piece, the more the three-dimensionality pops out at you."
Close-up of Trout and Swallows
Laura BerlageSee the other monthly winners and find out how to enter