Botanical Craft Escape . RE-SCHEDULED - Date TBC
Escape the wild weather for a nourishing day of fire-side food & craft inside the magical Garden of Re-Imagination, Glengarriff.
Design your own botanical themed cushion using punch needle embroidery and enjoy a delicious two-course lunch freshly prepared using local, wild & homegrown ingredients as well as drinks as snacks served throughout the day.
This will be a wonderfully small, intimate escape so a very limited number of tickets are available. We're also offering a special Mothers Day Package with 10% off pairs of tickets to share the day with a wonderful woman in your life!
Date: Due to Covid-19, this event has been re-scheduled. Keep your eye out for a new date soon or if you'd like, email us with your contact details and you'll be the first to know!
Location: The Garden of Re-Imagination, Glengarriff, West Cork (directions supplied on booking)
9.30am . Arrivals, herbal teas and freshly baked biscuits.
10am - 1pm . Introduction to Punch Needle Embroidery and design
1 - 2pm . 2-course Lunch Feast & drinks
2 - 5pm . Completing your punch needle project
5pm . Finish
About the Workshop:
Punch needle is essentially painting with yarn. It is real fun and addictive so be careful you have been warned!! Depending on the cushion finish you would like we will be punching with wool directly on to wool fabric (upcycled wool fabric!!) or monks cloth. With wool fabric it is such an exciting rewarding method of punching as it provides instant wool gratification and the real beauty is you don’t have to punch any background. The wool fabric you will choose at the start of the class will be the background to your project. The punch needle glides easily through the wool backing and creates a wonderful effect! With the monks cloth you just have to punch a little bit more and use a different needle as you have to fill in the background but the end results are worth it!! We will be using the Oxford Punch Needle (a tool invented by Amy Oxford of the Oxford Rug Hooking School in Vermont USA) and different types of wool double knitting or other similar weight fine yarns. There will be several designs to choose from or design your own.
The main focus of the class time will be spent on the punching itself, not on the finishing techniques for turning your work into a cushion. There will be a demonstration at the end of class for an easy way to turn your piece into a cushion. If time allows we will do our best to get all cushions sewed up so you’ll have a beautiful piece to take home with you.
-This workshop is perfect for beginners or those with some prior experience of this technique.
-All materials (frames, wool, and punch needle) will be provided for the duration of the workshop.
-Punch needle supplies & kits will be available to purchase at the end of the day if you'd like to kit yourself to carry on this wonderful craft at home. Can accept cash or card payments. Visit www.wildwoolway.com for details of what kits are available.
About the Teacher:
Michelle O Driscoll trained and works as an Environmental Scientist over the past 20 years. It is her love for nature and the animals on her family farm that provides her with the inspiration for punch needle rug hooking. She has been punch needle rug hooking in Ireland for the last number of years. She travels to England regularly to complete workshops in rug making to include techniques such as punch needle rug hooking, traditional rug hooking, standing wool and quille’s etc. In June 2018, she traveled to Vermont in America to train under Amy Oxford, the inventor of the Oxford Punch Needle, to become Ireland’s first Certified Oxford Punch Needle Instructor.
If you have any questions at all, feel free to call Kloe on 0897081099 or email email@example.com