Classes & Events

2019 Classes and Events

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

Oxford Schoolhouse

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

    2019 Classes

     May 17-19  Introduction to Fine Shading - With Guest Instructor Diane Moore
    June 1

    Learn to Hook a Rug in a Day

    June 16-22

    Teacher Certification

    July 8-12

    Summer Five-Day Retreat #1 

    July 17-19

    Summer Three-Day Retreat

    July 22-26

    Summer Five-Day Retreat #2

    August 7-8

    Amy Teaches in Nova Scotia at Deanne Fitzpatrick Studio

    September 7 Learn to Hook a Rug in a Day
    Sept. 15-21 Teacher Certification
    Sept. 30-Oct. 4

    Autumn Five-Day Retreat

    October 5

    After the Punching Comes the Braiding - With Guest Instructor Kris McDermet

    November 9

    Learn to Hook a Rug in a Day


    Weekly Group Classes


    2019 Events

     February 26-28 

    Searsport Florida Hookin’ in Punta Gorda, Florida                                                                             

    April 13

    Punching Bee 

    April 13 International Punch Needle Rug Hooking Day

    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.

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