Classes and Events 2022

Student Punching

Covid Precautions: Participants are required to show proof of two vaccinations and a booster and are required to test before arrival.

We are offering a limited selection of classes in 2022 due to Covid but are thrilled to be up and running after a 2-year hiatus! Amy Oxford will be offering Teacher Certification and Advanced Teacher Certification. We will also be offering private lessons and retreats.

Private Lessons & Retreats

Private lessons and retreats are available for all skill levels from beginner to advanced and will be taught by expert Oxford Certified Instructors Heidi Whipple and Cotey Gallagher. Come on your own or bring your posse! Click here for more information.

Classes and Events 

 April 9 International Punch Needle Rug Hooking Day
May 23-26 Oxford Certified Instructors Biennial Reunion at Basin Harbor. Vergennes, Vermont
June 19-25 Oxford Teacher Certification Program
September 27-30 Advanced Oxford Teacher Certification Program
November 3-6

Hooked in the Mountains Rug Hooking Exhibition



The Oxford Rug Hooking School - Your rug hooking home away from home!

Located in a welcoming 1816 Colonial farmhouse in Vermont's pastoral Champlain Valley. We offer:

  • Punch needle rug hooking classes and retreats
  • Yarn dyeing classes
  • Oxford Teacher Certification programs
  • Private lessons and retreats for all skill levels
  • Small classes of four students to ensure lots of personal attention 
  • Gorgeous hand dyed rug yarns and McAdoo Rugs patterns
  • A fun and creative learning vacation
  • Scholarships
Amy and Student

No Project too big or too small - we welcome them all!

Our Mission
The technique of punching loops is easy and can be learned in a few short hours. The joy of turning loops into something beautiful can be a lifelong pursuit. The Oxford Rug Hooking School is dedicated to promoting expert craftsmanship and helping students to discover the unlimited artistic possibilities of this medium. We offer a supportive and creative environment where skills and artistry can flourish.

Tracing a pattern

Free Patterns!

Students are welcome to trace one McAdoo Rugs pattern of any size in class (you provide the monk’s cloth). Each pattern comes with a color photo and a list of yarn amounts needed. We have albums with beautiful color photographs of hundreds of patterns to choose from. If you want to make a smaller project, we also have lots of patterns for chair pads, pillows, and wall hangings. The only hard part is figuring out what to make! We do sell these patterns all drawn up if you don't want to trace your own. 



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