Christmas Punch Needle

10am - 1pm

  • Venue Studio 3
  • Price £35 / £25
  • Event type Creative Courses
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This workshop introduces you to the relaxing and increasingly popular craft of modern punch needle to create a Christmas themed textured wall hanging you will be proud to display or give as a gift.

Punch needle expert, Caroline Colam, will take you through each step of the way, from stretching the fabric to creating and tidying up the stitches. Enjoy the repetition and rhythm of the punching process – a very therapeutic, mindful and satisfying craft.

Beginning with a brief introduction to the punch needle and its origins, you will discover the exciting potential of the humble punch needle and how it can be applied to wall art, cushions, coasters, plant pot covers and tubs. Learn about the range of tools and materials before getting hands on and creating a beautiful wall hanging. Bring your ideas to life with the punch needle or use one of the provided designs (non Christmas designs will be available too) to craft something beautifully unique and handmade.

Your tutor Caroline creates a wide range of fabulously bright and colourful punch needle creations and is passionate about the therapeutic process as well as the finished result. She is an experienced primary school teacher and has been teaching punch needle for several years. Caroline is also a freelance punch needle designer/maker for Hobbycraft, writing tutorials for the Ideas Hub on their website.

All materials will be provided.

Participants aged 14+ are welcome but all under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult.

We aim to make all our sessions as accessible as possible and carers/PAs are very welcome – just remember to book their free place when you book your session. If you'd like to talk to us in advance of booking or attending your sessions to discuss your access needs, our Box Office team is here to help! Email, pop in or call 0116 252 2455, open 7 days a week.