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
Punched Rug Contest Monthly Prize Winner
Congratulations to our May monthly prize winner, Stefan Dull from Ypsilanti, Michigan. His winning rug is titled Hidden Lion.
Stefan will receive a $100 gift certificate that can be used for supplies or classes and will be entered with the other monthly prize winners to win the grand prize in February, 2018.
The grand prize is a three-day class or retreat of your choice at the Oxford Rug Hooking School including four nights of lodging at the school and a Complete Set of Oxford Punch Needles. Grand Prize retail value: over $900.
The grand prize winner will be voted on by you so stay tuned!
Hidden Lion. Designed and punched by Stefan Dull, Ypsilanti, Michigan. 27" x 36". Made with a #8 regular Oxford Punch Needle. Wool/acrylic blend yarns and acrylic yarns. Punched on MCG Textiles cross stitch fabric.
Stefan Dull with his prize winning rug.Stefan reports, "This rug is based off a design I did while back in community college. I took a design class. The original picture was done on absorbent paper and I used watercolor markers to do the design. This allowed for some wonderful blending aspects to the picture. The lion was sketched out first and then I drew a grid on top. Each square became its own art project. I did the same approach when designing and punching this rug. The #8 Oxford Punch Needle made the job very easy. I enjoyed mixing and punching with multiple strands to give more texture to my design, as seen in the close-up. The original artwork is now framed and hanging in a satellite office of the law firm I work for. This rug hangs in my home. I love how you have to study the rug in order to make the lion stand out. You can follow the curve of the back of the lion (left to right) all the way to the lion's mane across the top. Your imagination will fill in the rest." Learn how to enter our contest