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Welcome

Photo ©Anne Majusiak

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
  • Classes for all skill levels
  • Small classes of eight students to ensure lots of personal attention 
  • Gorgeous hand dyed rug yarns and McAdoo Rugs patterns
  • A fun and creative learning vacation

2020 Classes

April 18
Free Punching Bee 
Rug School Staff Sold out! Get on waiting list
May 15-17  Introduction to Fine Shading Diane Moore
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June 6

Learn to Hook a Rug in a Day

Bob Wertz
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June 14-20

Teacher Certification

Amy Oxford & Heidi Whipple
June 25-26 Hydrangea in Bloom Shading Workshop  Judith Hotchkiss Sold out! Get on waiting list
July 6-8

Summer Three-Day Retreat #1 

Amy Oxford & Heidi Whipple
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July 15-17

Summer Three-Day Retreat #2

Amy Oxford & Heidi Whipple 
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July 22-24

Summer Three-Day Retreat #3

Amy Oxford & Heidi Whipple

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September 5 Learn to Hook a Rug in a Day Bob Wertz
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September 17-18
After the Punching Comes the Braiding 
Kris McDermet
September 22-26 Advanced Teacher Certification Amy Oxford
October 5-9

Autumn Five-Day Retreat & Dye Day #1

Amy Oxford & Heidi Whipple
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October 19-23 Autumn Five-Day Retreat & Dye Day #2
Amy Oxford & Heidi Whipple
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November 7

Learn to Hook a Rug in a Day

Bob Wertz
Ongoing

Weekly Group Classes

Amy Oxford & Bob Wertz

 

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2020 Events

April 18

Free Punching Bee & International Punch Needle Rug Hooking Day

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April 29-May 3 Oxford Certified Instructors Biennial Reunion
October 7-11 Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show

 

 

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. 

McAdoo Rugs Patterns

Our Mission
The technique of punching loops is easy and can be learned in a few short hours. The joy of turning these 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.

The Oxford Rug Hooking School
The Oxford Rug Hooking School, Cornwall, Vermont

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