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Bubble Rug. Designed and Punched by Sandra Marshall, Santiago, Chile. 29" x 52". Before Sandra finished her rug she emailed the following note about her work in progress saying, "It is using up a lot of my handspun wool and I am enjoying punching it while I watch the Olympics. This is also a "feel good" rug because it is using up lots of odds and ends of rug yarn. I based the design on wool penny rugs but my husband has named it the "bubble rug" and the name has stuck."

Bubble Rug. Designed and Punched by Sandra Marshall, Santiago, Chile. 29" x 52".  Before Sandra finished her rug she emailed the following note about her work in progress saying, "It is using up a lot of my handspun wool and I am enjoying punching it while I watch the Olympics. This is also a "feel good" rug because it is using up lots of odds and ends of rug yarn. I based the design on wool penny rugs but my husband has named it the "bubble rug" and the name has stuck."

Detail of Bubble Rug, by Sandra Marshall.

Detail of Bubble Rug, by Sandra Marshall.

 Designed and punched by Andrea Clark, Ridgeland, South Carolina. Andrea says, "The rug pictured was in honor of one of my pointers which has had a very successful Field Trial career."

Designed and punched by Andrea Clark, Ridgeland, South Carolina. Andrea says, "The rug pictured was in honor of one of my pointers which has had a very successful Field Trial career."

Red, White, and Maryland Blue Crab. Designed and punched by Patsye Thompson, St. Augustine, Florida.

Red, White, and Maryland Blue Crab. Designed and punched by Patsye Thompson, St. Augustine, Florida. A note from Patsye reported, "It's 30" x 40", pure wool (mostly recycled, but all dyed or overdyed by me - some with just tea), and done with a #10 Oxford Punch Needle."

The Stargazer and the Whale. Designed and punched by Patsye Thompson, St. Augustine, Florida.

The Stargazer and the Whale. Designed and punched by Patsye Thompson, St. Augustine, Florida. Inspired by the book, Ahab's Wife: Or, The Stargazer, by Sena Jeter Naslund. Patsye says, "It was an easy choice to design something to honor Una, the protagonist of this book, and when (if) you read it you will understand why. Una made a friend of virtually every single person she met in her life. It's an amazing story. This rug is my first big project."

 Designed and punched by Pam Bartter, Lincoln, Massachusetts.

Designed and punched by Pam Bartter, Lincoln, Massachusetts. "It's 28" by 38" and I mostly used the #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle, but also used the mini Oxford punch in a few places. There are over 60 different colors of yarn in the end, but that's the joy of having lots of different colors on hand! It also has some silk and cashmere."

Long Pond. Punched by Pam Bartter.

Long Pond. Punched by Pam Bartter. Design adapted by Pam from a water color by her mother-in-law, DD Abeles. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and yarn. 29" x 40".

Designed and punched by Sioban McLaughlin, Dedham, Massachusetts.

Designed and punched by Sioban McLaughlin, Dedham, Massachusetts. Made with a #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle and #8 cut (1/4") strips of wool fabric. Most of the wool was "reclaimed wool" from old clothing. Shown here on exhibit at the 2011 Shelburne Rug Show. 55" x 36".

 Stair Runner. Designed and punched by Lynda Latner, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Stair Runner. Designed and punched by Lynda Latner, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The finished rug size is 12´ x 30" and the staircase has 8 treads and 9 risers. Made with a #9 fine and a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle. Lynda emailed to say, "The yarn I used was 3-ply wool, plain and some heathered from Briggs & Little, the oldest yarn mill in Canada which just happens to be about an hour away from me in New Brunswick where the stair runner was made and installed. The entire project took 5 weeks to hook which was remarkable as traditionally my small rugs and mats take me about 2 years!!! This is of course due to the ease of hooking with a punch hook and yarn. I have never completed anything of any size so quickly."

 

 Log Jammin. Designed and punched by Noel Macfetrich, New York, New York.

Log Jammin. Designed and punched by Noel Macfetrich, New York, New York. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle. Noel writes, "The moss was created with longer loops cut... this pillow ended up too big... but I like it for leaning on." 10" x 26".

Punched by Noel Macfetrich, New York, New York.

Punched by Noel Macfetrich, New York, New York. Noel writes, "The pillow dosen't have a name, although I made it for a woman named Megan Berk. She is a young artist. When I saw her paintings of bonfires I flipped out. I found a restaurant in a hip part of Brooklyn that hung a few of them for her, and when the show came down... she gave me one! I was so touched that I went home and hooked her this pillow. Her website is www.meganberk.com.

Flowers in My Garden. Designed and Punched by Irma Higgins, Ripton, Vermont.

Flowers in My Garden. Designed and Punched by Irma Higgins, Ripton, Vermont. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and wool rug yarn. 18" x 30".

Sunflower Rug. Designed and punched by Irma Higgins, Ripton, Vermont.

Sunflower Rug. Designed and punched by Irma Higgins, Ripton, Vermont. "Here, I used variegated yarns for my border. I bought the yarns from Violet Jane. I used number 10, 9 and 8 regular Oxford Punch Needles. It does not show clearly on the photos, but I tried to "sculpt" the leaves and petals.

Sunflower Rug on a swing. Designed and punched by Irma Higgins, Ripton, Vermont.

Sunflower Rug. Designed and punched by Irma Higgins, Ripton, Vermont. The sunflower rug is on my porch swing." 17" x 48".

Bag made by Sandra van Kolck, Tanunda, South Australia.

Bag made by Sandra van Kolck, Tanunda, South Australia. Worked on monk's cloth with a #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle with some commercial knitting wool and wool obtained from a carpet factory in Adelaide. Fully lined with two inside pockets. The handle is a recycled belt. 15" x 11".

Bah Bah No Banana. Sheep design by Beaver Brook Crafts.

Bah Bah No Banana. Sheep design by Beaver Brook Crafts. Punched and embellished by Francine Even, Norwalk, Connecticut. Punched with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle. The punched piece is 13" x 9" and the total pillow size is 14" x 18".

Close-up of Bah Bah No Banana, by Francine Even.

Close-up of Bah Bah No Banana, by Francine Even.  "I added beads, embroidered french knots and some penny rug effect to give my simple sheep design some oumf!"

Four Hearts. Designed and punched by Margaret Brown, Montreal, Canada.

Four Hearts. Designed and punched by Margaret Brown, Montreal, Canada. Made with a #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle, wool, cotton and eyelash yarn. 12" x 12".

Designed and punched by Melina White, Dorset, Vermont.

Designed and punched by Melina White, Dorset, Vermont. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and wool rug yarn.

Designed and punched by Melina White, Dorset, Vermont.

Designed and punched by Melina White, Dorset, Vermont. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and wool rug yarn.

Butterfly Purses. Punched by the Holy Hill Hooking group of Limerick, Maine.

Butterfly Purses. Punched by the Holy Hill Hooking group of Limerick, Maine. Made with The #14 Mini Oxford Punch Needle. The pattern and yarn packs were designed by Louise Kulp of Eden Village Rugs.

Mandala #One. Designed and punched by Tamara Eve Seidman, Ithaca, New York.

Mandala #One. Designed and punched by Tamara Eve Seidman, Ithaca, New York. "This is my first effort at punch needle. I used the Oxford #14 Mini Punch Needle, Halcyon Botanica wool yarn, and Appleton tapestry wool yarn."

 Footstool. Designed and punched by Lori Pease, Cambridge, Massachusetts.Footstool. Designed and punched by Lori Pease, Cambridge, Massachusetts.Footstool.

Footstool. Designed and punched by Lori Pease, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and wool rug yarn. 17" x 20" x 19" tall.

Designed and Punched by Patricia Merritt, Greene, New York.

Designed and Punched by Patricia Merritt, Greene, New York.

Designed and Punched by Patricia Merritt, Greene, New York.

Designed and Punched by Patricia Merritt, Greene, New York.

Detail of Patricia Merritt's rug

Detail of Patricia Merritt's rug.

Hello Crow. Designed and punched by Rebecca Dufton, Cumberland, Ontario, Canada.

Hello Crow. Designed and punched by Rebecca Dufton, Cumberland, Ontario, Canada.

Pigs. Designed and punched by Rebecca Dufton, Cumberland, Ontario, Canada.

Pigs. Designed and punched by Rebecca Dufton, Cumberland, Ontario, Canada.

 Goats. Designed and punched by Rebecca Dufton, Cumberland, Ontario, Canada.

Goats. Designed and punched by Rebecca Dufton, Cumberland, Ontario, Canada.

Cock-A-Doodle-Do. Designed and punched by Rebecca Dufton, Cumberland, Ontario, Canada.

Cock-A-Doodle-Do. Designed and punched by Rebecca Dufton, Cumberland, Ontario, Canada.

All the Pretty Flowers. Designed, punched and hooked by Paulette Hackman, Binghamton, New York.

All the Pretty Flowers. Designed, punched and hooked by Paulette Hackman, Binghamton, New York. Flower, vase, and foreground are traditionally hooked with #6 cut strips of wool fabric and a rug hook. Background is punched with a custom made #11 regular Oxford Punch Needle and yarn. The #11 was specially made for Paulette so her punched loops would match the height of her traditionally hooked loops. (The #11 forms slightly shorter loops than the 1/4" #10). 16" x 16".

Grandma's House Pillow. Designed and punched by Nancy Reams, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Grandma's House Pillow. Designed and punched by Nancy Reams, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Made with the #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle with details done in the #14 fine Mini Oxford Punch Needle. Wool and wool/blend yarns. 16" x 24".

Hands Up Music Pillow. Designed and punched by Nancy Reams, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin.

Hands Up Music Pillow. Designed and punched by Nancy Reams, Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Made with the #14 fine Mini Oxford Punch Needle. Wool and wool/blend yarns. 16" x 24".

 Designed and punched by Sandra Love, Abbotsford British Columbia, Canada.

Designed and punched by Sandra Love, Abbotsford British Columbia, Canada. Sandra says, "All the rugs have been made with my home spun yarn and hand dyed wool. I started making rugs because I had so much wool spun up and wanted to use it up. Spinning was my favourite pastime but now I spin with rug making on my mind."

Designed and punched by Sandra Love, Abbotsford British Columbia, Canada.

Designed and punched by Sandra Love, Abbotsford British Columbia, Canada.

Designed and punched by Sandra Love, Abbotsford British Columbia, Canada.

Designed and punched by Sandra Love, Abbotsford British Columbia, Canada.

 

Faith, Hope and Love

Faith, Hope and Love. A community rug project created by 29 women from Latrobe Presbyterian Church, in Latrobe, Pennsylvania. The ladies, ranging in age from 10-90, had a lot of fun creating this rug. For many of them it was their first punch needle rug hooking project. Made with #9 regular Oxford Punch Needles and wool yarn. Punched in individual blocks that were sewn together with a finished size of 40" x 80". This raffle rug was coordinated by retired Oxford Certified Instructor Tracey Earhart who says, "100% of the proceeds went to support The Latrobe Ministerium which provides services for women, children, men, the local food pantry and the elderly in the Latrobe community. Proceeds from the rug also supported The Latrobe Presbyterian Youth Outreach Ministries. The creators of this rug wanted it to reach out and touch the community in as many ways as possible."

Detail of Faith, Hope and Love

Detail of Faith, Hope, and Love.

Sewing the blocks together for Faith, Hope, and Love

Sewing the blocks together for Faith, Hope, and Love.

 Buster. Designed and punched in the trompe l'oeil style by Kathleen Knisely, Somerville, Massachusetts.

Buster. Designed and punched in the trompe l'oeil style by Kathleen Knisely, Somerville, Massachusetts. Kathleen says, "The yarns in the rug are totally Violet Jane -- and I get so many compliments on the beautiful yarns-- and the dog part is totally yarn, created with my Oxford Punch Needles. The dog bed contrasts slightly in textures as I used #6 cut wool strips and my Hartman rug hook."

Buster. Close-up of rug by Kathleen Knisely

Buster. Close-up of rug by Kathleen Knisely

Buster with his rug.

Buster with his rug.

Designed and punched by Ann Henderson, Maxfield, Maine.

Designed and punched by Ann Henderson, Maxfield, Maine. Made with a #9 Regular Oxford Punch Needle and #6 cut strips of wool fabric. 11" x 16"

Designed and punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Sandra Marshall

Designed and punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Sandra Marshall, Toronto, Canada who is currently living in Chile. Made with a #13 fine Oxford Punch Needle (The Mini With Heels). 12" x 12".

Pillow designed by Becky Kelso of Eagle Creek Quilt Shop, Shakopee, Minnesota.

Pillow designed by Becky Kelso of Eagle Creek Quilt Shop, Shakopee, Minnesota.

Purse punched by Sandi Tundel of Eagle Creek Quilt Shop, Shakopee, Minnasota.

Purse punched by Sandi Tundel of Eagle Creek Quilt Shop, Shakopee, Minnasota.

Circular lamb rug by Cindy Nordin

Designed by Cindy Nordin, Eagle Creek Quilt Shop, Shakopee, Minnasota.

Christmas Rug

Christmas Rug. Designed by Heart to Hand. Punched by Sandi Tundel from Eagle Creek Quilt Shop in Shakopee, Minnasota. Made with a #9 Regular Oxford Punch Needle and wool rug yarn. 24" x 42". Sandi says, "I taught a 6 month class at Eagle Creek Quilt Shop. The class worked on one block each month and then we sewed them all together. Each of them worked on their own rugs so the one you see belongs to me. The snowflakes on the Christmas Rug are 3 dimensional. We used a needle to weave the yarn into the finished block and then fluffed the ends with our fingers."

Pear

Pear. Designed and punched by Sandi Tundel of Eagle Creek Quilt Shop, Shakopee, Minnesota.

Sunflower Pennyrug. Designed by DonnaSue Shaw, Primitive Grace

Sunflower Pennyrug. Designed by DonnaSue Shaw, Primitive Grace. Punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Pat Lawrence, Braintree, Vermont. Pat dyed the blue, yellow and some of the green yarns for this rug.

Black Cat with Flowers

Designed and Punched by Certified Oxford Instructor Deborah Palmer, Hadley, Massachusetts. Made with a #9 Regular Oxford Punch Needle, Violet Jane wool rug yarn, and Deborah's own hand dyed wool rug yarn.

First Rug - Dancing Leaves.

First Rug - Dancing Leaves. Designed and punched by Gayle Weikert, Troy, Ohio. Made with a #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle and 100% wool rug yarn on monk's cloth. 7 1/2" x 21". Gayle says, "Note that it's the size it is so that it would fit on my Anderson Puncher frame without having to move it, for my first project!"

Two Santas

Two Santas. Punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Ellen Foltz, Ashville, North Carolina. Made with a #9 Regular Oxford Punch Needle and rug yarn. 9" x 14".

Christmas Chair Pad

Christmas Chair Pad. Designed and punched by Hitomi Takahahsi, Sagae City, Japan. Made with a #10 Oxford Regular Punch Needle and double strands of yarn on linen.

Lambs in a field

Spring 2010. Design adapted from a quilt pattern and punched by Cherie Selles, Clare, Michigan. Made with The #14 "Mini" Oxford Punch Needle and worsted weight yarn. The wool was hand dyed by Cherie. 15" X 18".

Moon and Stars Chairpad

Moon and Stars Chairpad. Designed and punched by Devin Ryder, Somerville, Massachusetts. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle.

Heart

Designed and punched by Christina McQueen, Minlaton, Australia. Made with a #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle and yarn.

Star

Designed and punched by Christina McQueen, Minlaton, Australia. Made with a #10 regular Oxford Punch

Needle and yarn.

Star

Designed and punched by Christina McQueen, Minlaton, Australia. Made with a #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle and yarn.

Stars

Punched with a #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle and wool fabric strips by Christina McQueen, Minlaton, Australia. Designed by Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings.

 Flowers and leaves

Punched by Karen Carroll, Vernon, Vermont. Made with The #14 "Mini" Oxford Punch Needle and wool yarn. Design adapted from the book The Best of Jacobean Applique, by Patricia B. Campbell and Mimi Ayers.

Bee Happy

Debbie Palmer, Hadley, Massachusetts. Made with The #14 "Mini" Oxford Punch Needle and wool yarn.

Red House

Sandra Marshall, Toronto, Canada. Made with The #14 "Mini" Oxford Punch Needle and wool yarn. 13" x 14"

Nevada City School Children with their Rugs.

Nevada City School Children with their Rugs. These students are in a multiage class for grades 1-3 and are 6-9 years old. Their teacher, Maria Dicintio, wrote to Amy Oxford at The Oxford Company saying, "We started this project because our class size grew from 12 to 18 students, but our meeting rug that we sit on together in a circle stayed the same size. The students were always struggling to fit on the carpet! I had recently begun punch needle rug hooking, and I thought it would be fun for each of us to make our own rug to sit on. I ordered monk's cloth and some economy needles. The students drew designs and transferred them. We were so excited to start our rugs, but the punches WOULD NOT work. I had ordered my own punch needle from you, so I decided to write and see if you would consider loaning us some. You quickly shipped us some #8 needles and we were off! Thank you so much for your generous loan and for the rug hooking book you sent to inspire us. When we took this picture my students were so excited to show 'Amy' the work they had done." Note from Amy: Didn't they do a wonderful job?

Vegetables

Woolly Garden Rug, Ligonier, Pennsylvania. Twelve squares were punched individually and sewn and together to create this 30" by 40" rug. Made by Tracey Earhart, Hannah Earhart, Hazel Merrills, Marilee Roney, Marge Lovell, Joann Pochil, Betty Bennett, Susan Williams and Laura Walton. This rug was raffled off to raise money for the local food bank. Made with #9 Oxford Punch Needles and wool rug yarn.

Chair pad

Lori Pease, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Made with a #9 Oxford Punch Needle and wool yarn.

Geometric patterns

Punched by Sue Welfare, Norfolk, UK. Designed by Gene Shepherd.

Cactus

Designed and punched by Steve Grappe, San Angelo, Texas. Made with a #10 Regular Oxford Punch Needle and hand dyed wool yarn.

 Rabbit and tree in the snow

Sherry Kelley, Rutland, Vermont

Winter landscape at sunset

Sherry Kelley, Rutland, Vermont

Combination of felt and punching

Una Walker, Claremont, California. Combination of felt and punching.

Leaf Bag

Una Walker, Claremont, California. Combination of felt and punching.

Clutch

Una Walker, Claremont, California. Combination of felt and punching.

Be Kind, do good, love all

Margaret Zamzow. Appleton, Wisconsin.

Sailboat and island

Melina White, Dorset, Vermont. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and wool rug yarn.

Butterfly

Melina White, Dorset, Vermont. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and wool rug yarn.

Sailboat and butterflies

Melina White, Dorset, Vermont. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and wool rug yarn.

Studio 5

Studio Sign by Kathleen Knisely, Cambridge, Massachusetts. Made with #8 and #10 regular Oxford Punch Needles and Violet Jane wool rug yarn.

Snow Removal

Snow Removal Punched by Jocelyn Guindon, Montreal, Quebec, Canada. Design adapted from the 1938 French Canadian book, Pictures and Stories which was written and illustrated by Hazel Boswell. Punched with a #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle. Yarn hand dyed by Tony Latham. 26" X 37".

Tumbling Blocks

Tumbling Blocks Traditional quilt design punched by Cherie Selles, Clare, Michigan.
This rug is "hot off the frame" and ready to be hemmed. The yarn was hand dyed and hand spun by Cherie with fleece from her own sheep. 2' X 4'.

Tumbling Blocks with Kids

Cherrie's daughters Sarah (age 5) and Trena (age 8) enjoying their new rug!

Holy Hill Hooking Sign

Holy Hill Hooking Sign. Designed and punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Pat Lissandrello, Lymerick, Maine. Punched with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and a #8 regular Oxford Punch Needle for the lettering. (Note how the slightly higher loops from the #8 really make the lettering show up clearly.) 18" x 22".

Saint Nick

Saint Nick. Punched on linen using various techniques and #8, #9, and #10 regular and fine Oxford Punch Needles. The pattern was adapted from a design by Cabin Creek. The proddy and snow were done by Sue Murry, the background and sky by Mac Murry, and the bird and bunny by Judy Nelson. Finishing was done by Mary Lynne Naples, and the Santa was made by Betty Clarkson. Betty is the owner of a shop in Lancaster Pennsylvania called Little Pine Traditional Crafts. Betty says about this piece, "This was made by the Tuesday group at Little Pines. I really enjoyed the dyeing of all the wool except the snow which was a textured wool. Santa's boots and mitts are some of my own handspun yarn. The coat trim is Australian possum, and the backpack is made of wool with deer hair."

Sampler

This sampler was designed and punched by Cheryl Mazurek from Calgary, Alberta, Canada during a workshop with Amy Oxford in Calgary. The workshop explored how to get different textures by using unusual yarns. It was made with all 8 sizes of the Oxford Punch Needle and a variety of plain and fancy yarns as well as ribbons and wool fabric strips. A sampler is a great way to try out lots of different fibers and punch needles to find out what punch needle sizes and materials you prefer working with. The fringe on the bottom shows the fibers that Cheryl used in the piece.

Cheryl Mazurek

Cheryl Mazurek working on her sampler.

Lion

Lion Wall Hanging. Punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Paul Arnold from Orlando Florida and designed by Nancy Urbanak of Beaver Brook Crafts. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and wool rug yarn.

Fox Hunt

Fox Hunt. Punched by Elsie Orrell from Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Made with a kit from McAdoo Rugs, a #8 regular Oxford Punch Needle, and wool rug yarn. Elsie is a student of Oxford Certified Instructor Betty Sue Orrell-Arnold. This is Elsie's first project.

Persia

Persia. Made by Judy Seymour, Glenwood, Maryland. Judy adapted this design from a photograph of a handwoven rug made by Bulmaro Perez. The rug by Perez was featured in the book, Zapotec Weavers of Teotitlan by Andra Fischgrund Stanton. Judy used a #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle and wool rug yarn. 34" x 76".

Seals

Designed and punched by Melina White, Dorset, Vermont. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and wool rug yarn.

Dragonfly

Dragonfly. Designed and punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Adrienne Alm, Charlevoix, Michigan. 2' X 3'.

Irises

Irises. Designed and punched by Sioban McLaughlin, Dedham, Massachusetts. Punched with a #10 regular Oxford Punch Needle and strips of wool fabric.

Sunflower Chairpad

Sunflower Chairpad. Designed and punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Gretchen Kellas, Virginia Beach, Virginia.

All Things Grow Better With Love

All Things Grow Better With Love. Designed and punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Gretchen Kellas, Virginia Beach, Virginia. 2' X 3'.

Dog

Punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Diana Keller, Harbor Springs, Michigan. 2' X3'. Designed by Cheryl Reed.

 Heron

Designed and punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Kathryn Deloria, Petoskey, Michigan.

Heron detail

Detail from Kathryn Deloria's rug.

Bear

Designed and punched by Certified Oxford Instructor Sheila Petoskey Shalifoe, Levering, Michigan. 2' X 3'.

Bear rug detail

A sideways view of Sheila Shalifoe Petoskey's rug showing how she punched the pine tree to make it higher than the rest of her rug. The rug was made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and the tree was done with a #8 regular.

Birds from Oz

Birds From Oz. Designed and punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Sherry Kelley from Rutland, Vermont (summer) and Murrells Inlet, South Carolina (winter). 2' X 3'.

Detail of Birds From Oz

Detail of Birds From Oz by Sherry Kelley.

 Calla Lily

Calla Lily. Designed and punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Ginger Selman, West Newbury, Massachusetts. 2' X 3'.

Rhode Island Connor Farm

Rhode Island Connor Farm. Designed and punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Cheryl Connor from Bridport, Vermont. 2' X 3'. This rug uses each of the 8 Oxford Punch Needle sizes and depicts Cheryl's husband Jerry's former family farm in Rhode Island. Cheryl and Jerry are now dairy farmers in Bridport, Vermont.

Rhode Island Farm Detail

Close-up of Rhode Island Connor Farm by Cheryl Connor. Note the different yarn sizes and loop heights Cheryl has used to get her small details.

Tractor

Cheryl Connor from Bridport, Vermont with her rug, Jerry's Tractor.

Crow

Crow. Punched by Barbara Moran, Bay View, Michigan. Designed by Beaver Brook Crafts. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle, wool rug yarn and an assortment of other yarns in the flower.

Fish and Lily Pads

Designed and punched by Oxford Certified Instructor Jackie Towell from Kent in the United Kingdom. 2' X 3'. 

Cosmic Chaos

Cosmic Chaos. Designed and made by Oxford Certified Instructor Iris Simpson, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This piece was made with a variety of Oxford Punch Needle sizes and a wide assortment of yarns. Iris also used a rug hook and strips of fabric. 2' X 3'.

Detail of Cosmic Chaos

Detail from Cosmic Chaos by Iris Simpson.

Geometric pattern

This rug was punched by Judy Seymour from Glenwood, Maryland. Judy adapted the design from a photograph of an Indian carpet she found on the internet. Made with a #10 Oxford Punch Needle and wool rug yarn. 27" X 75".

Dog

Designed and punched by Ian Schiff (age 13), Santa Monica, California. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and wool rug yarn on monk's cloth. 9" x9".

Christmas Tree

Designed and punched by Zachery Schiff (age 11), Santa Monica, California. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and wool rug yarn on monk's cloth. 9" x 9".

 


Award Winning Punch Needle Rugs!

Melina White of Dorset, Vermont was one of ten winners of the coveted Viewer's Choice Awards at the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild's exhibition at Vermont's Shelburne Museum. The 9 day show took place in November, 2011 and featured over 400 hooked rugs, (most of them traditionally hooked with a rug hook, not a punch needle). The title of her rug, "Full Moon Runner," was a play on words because the animals on the runner really were running! Congratulations Melina!

Full Moon Runner

Full Moon Runner. Designed and punched by Melina White, Dorset, Vermont. Made with a #9 regular Oxford Punch Needle and 100% wool rug yarn on monk's cloth. 37" x 112".

 

Cherie Selles from Clare, Michigan won the People's Choice Award for mixed media at the 2011 Sauder Village Rug Hooking Week in Archbold, Ohio. Congratulations Cherie! Cherie says, "I had the chance to take a three day class with Amy Oxford at Three Pines Studio in Cross Village, MI. Amy took time to give me some pointers with this project and was helpful with my various questions over the next several months. I used different types of yarns including wool, silk, acrylic, blends and embroidery floss. Some of the yarn is my hand spun (the brown frame is wool from my favorite ewe in her natural color) and some is yarn that I dyed. I also have some glass beads sewn into some of the angel's dresses and crowns. This scene recorded in the Bible has always been a favorite of mine."

Angels Announcing the Birth of Christ

Cherie Selles from Clare, Michigan with her award winning rug, Angels Announcing the Birth of Christ. 45" x 58".

Detail of Angels Announcing the Birth of Christ

Detail of Angels Announcing the Birth of Christ

 



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