Private Lessons & Private Retreats

Private Punch Needle Rug Hooking Lessons

Private punch needle lessons with Amy Oxford or Oxford Certified Instructors Heidi Whipple, Kris Andrews, and Bob Wertz are available by appointment for all skill levels. The cost is $45 per hour or $40 per hour per person for small groups of two-four students. Three hour minimum lesson required. In addition to the basics students may request to learn specific skills such as punching with fabric strips or knitting yarns, shading, rug designing, etc.

Private Dye Lessons With Heidi Whipple

Learn to dye gorgeous multi-colored Violet Jane variegated yarns, solid colored yarns, or how to dye 6-8 values of the same color for shading (called value dyeing). The cost is $45 per hour or $40 per hour per person for small groups of two-four students. Three hour minimum lesson required.

Heidi Whipple and her dyed yarn

 Oxford Rug Hooking School dyeing instructor, Heidi Whipple, loves dyeing Violet Jane Rug Yarn and will be glad to teach you too!

Private Retreats 

All groups, not just rug hookers, are welcome to rent the farmhouse and grounds for private retreats, workshops, get-togethers, and reunions. Knitters, quilters, groups of friends, families, and any other groups are all welcome! Think of us as a house rental - with the added benefit of being the ideal venue for crafters! Retreats are available for two - seven nights. The house has three bedrooms (one with two full size beds, one with two twin beds, and one with a single twin bed.) There is also a full size futon couch in the sitting room that can be set up as a bed.  

If you'd like your retreat to include instruction in punch needle rug hooking, Amy Oxford and other Oxford Certified Instructors are available for demonstrations, mini workshops, one-day, and multi-day classes. You are also welcome to bring along your own instructor if you would like to learn from them. For example, a group of quilters might want to bring in their own quilting teacher.

For inquiries and rates please contact us.

The peaceful landscape at the Oxford Rug Hooking School in Cornwall, Vermont provides the perfect backdrop for your own private retreat!


The Oxford Company, LLC 
4174 Route 30
Cornwall, Vermont 05753
(802) 462-2011 |

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