Hydrangea in Bloom Shading Workshop
Guest Instructor: Judith Hotchkiss
Thursday and Friday, June 25-26. Thursday 9am-5pm, Friday 9am-3pm
Optional evening class hours: Thursday 7pm-9pm
Levels: Intermediate-Advanced. Must have experience using the #14 fine Mini Oxford Punch Needle
Hydrangeas are a wonderful flower to punch and the color planning possibilities are endless. In this workshop, you will learn fine shading techniques using the #14 fine Oxford Punch Needle and worsted weight wool yarns that have been hand dyed by the instructor. Fine shading of blossoms and leaves will be covered with considerations that apply to any subject matter. A variety of colorways will be available so each participant will color plan a unique hydrangea. Different background color choices are also available. The 8” x 8” pattern is printed on a 24” x 24” piece of monk’s cloth so the pattern can be customized and enlarged if desired. The pattern may be used as a trivet or wall hanging and would also make a lovely pillow. Finishing options will be discussed in class. Learn to take your punching to a whole new level as you discover how to paint with wool using fine shading.
Materials cost: $45 includes the 8” x 8” pattern printed on monk's cloth and generous amount of yarn to complete the piece. If the pattern is enlarged, additional yarn will be required.
Supplies Needed: #14 fine Mini Oxford Punch Needle ($32 with box, handbook, and stitch gauge/$39 unboxed), small sharp pointed scissors, and a frame that can accommodate a 24” x 24” piece of monk’s cloth. The 18” x 18” Oxford Gripper Strip Frame works well for this project ($139). Punch needle and frame can be borrowed during class and purchased after class if desired. A supply list will be provided upon registration.
Judith Hotchkiss grew up in a hooking household and watched her mother and older sister punch beautiful rugs. As a young girl, her mother often let her choose colors and practice punching on her big floor frame. Now Judith is an Oxford Certified Instructor, as well as McGown certified to teach traditional rug hooking, and she loves to teach the art to others. She produces her own line of hand-dyed wool and yarn, specializing in multi-value swatch dyeing as well as one-of-a-kind spot dyed skeins. She recently completed a new home studio where she is able to hold classes and retail rug hooking supplies. She lives in Deer Isle, Maine where she is constantly inspired by the colors and beauty of Downeast Maine. You can visit Judith's website at www.judithhotchkiss.com.