The queen of the craft Amy Oxford offers to beginners and advanced crafters alike a one-stop resource! This is the guide you?l keep at your fingertips while you learn, and throughout your punch needle adventures for years to come. Enjoy Amy? amazingly effective instruction, tips, inspiration, and in-depth info about every aspect of enjoying punch needle rug hooking. Create her colorful contemporary pomegranate project and gingko project, and learn to skillfully turn your work into long-lasting treasures like wall hangings, chair pads, rugs, cushions, stair runners, and whatever else your imagination can dream up. Enrich your work with fascinating info on things the other books don? include: the top secrets about the craft that beginners need, and careful step by step photo instructions for doing it right?rom choosing your first project? materials, to creating a lovely result the first time, finishing techniques, mounting, adding complexity, and making your own designs. Enjoy the history of the craft of rug punching, gorgeous photos of works by today? biggest names, fun interviews with top makers, how to handle the unexpected, and much more.
Amy Oxford is the founder of the Oxford Rug Hooking School and is a nationally renowned instructor. She? been teaching the craft since 1986, and?has been offering teacher certification programs since 1994; there are now over 110 Oxford Certified Instructors in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and Germany.?Amy is the inventor, manufacturer, and distributor of the Oxford Punch Needle and is the founder of Red Clover Rugs, a rug hooking shop and mail order business. Amy has been licensed by the Shelburne Museum to make adaptations of their antique rugs, and has helped catalog the museum? renowned collection of historic hooked rugs. She is the author of five previous books including the original bestseller?Punch Needle Rug Hooking?and four volumes of?Hooked Rugs Today. Amy?lives in an off-the-grid wind and solar powered home in Cornwall, Vermont.

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