Classes and Events


COVID-19 Announcement

After careful consideration and with a great deal of sadness, we have decided to cancel all of our 2020 classes and retreats due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We are heartbroken but the safety of our students, teachers, staff, and community has to be our first priority.

Because we haven’t been able to offer any classes this year, we’ve decided to roll the entire 2020 Schedule of Classes over into 2021, keeping the schedule the same for next year. We will miss seeing you and helping you with your punch needle projects but we are looking forward to better days when we can all be together again to celebrate creativity, the joy of learning, and friendship.

If you are enrolled in 2020 classes you should have received an email with the option for a full refund or enrollment in the same class in 2021. If by some chance we missed you, please email us at info@amyoxford.com or call (802) 462-2011.

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 

CANCELLED

Rug School Staff
May 15-17 

Introduction to Fine Shading

CANCELLED

Diane Moore
June 6

Learn to Hook a Rug in a Day

CANCELLED

Bob Wertz
June 14-20

Teacher Certification

CANCELLED

Amy Oxford & Heidi Whipple

June 25-26

Hydrangea in Bloom Shading Workshop 

CANCELLED

Judith Hotchkiss
July 6-8

Summer Three-Day Retreat #1 

CANCELLED

Amy Oxford & Heidi Whipple
July 15-17

Summer Three-Day Retreat #2

CANCELLED

Amy Oxford & Heidi Whipple 
July 22-24

Summer Three-Day Retreat #3

CANCELLED

Amy Oxford & Heidi Whipple

September 5

Learn to Hook a Rug in a Day

CANCELLED

Bob Wertz
September 17-18

After the Punching Comes the Braiding 

CANCELLED

Kris McDermet
September 22-26

Advanced Teacher Certification

CANCELLED

Amy Oxford
October 5-9

Autumn Five-Day Retreat & Dye Day #1

CANCELLED

Amy Oxford & Heidi Whipple
October 19-23

Autumn Five-Day Retreat & Dye Day #2

CANCELLED

Amy Oxford & Heidi Whipple
November 7

Learn to Hook a Rug in a Day

CANCELLED

Bob Wertz
Ongoing

Weekly Group Classes

CANCELLED

Amy Oxford & Bob Wertz

 

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2020 Events

April 18

Free Punching Bee & International Punch Needle Rug Hooking Day 

CANCELLED

Sold out! Get on waiting list
April 29-May 3

Oxford Certified Instructors Biennial Reunion

CANCELLED

Sold out! Get on waiting list
October 7-11

Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show

CANCELLED

 

 

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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