Modern Punch Needle: Colouring with Yarn

10:30am - 1:30pm

  • Venue Studio 3
  • Price £30 / £25
  • Event type Creative Courses
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Description

Create your own wonderfully textured piece of wall art in this beginner's punch needle class.

Not only will you learn a new skill, you’ll also enjoy the wellbeing elements of this incredibly therapeutic and rhythmic craft. No experience is necessary as Caroline will take you through each step of the process, from threading the needle, punching your stitches and finishing a piece you’ll be proud to display. There’ll be plenty of patterns to choose from, or if you’re feeling inspired, come with your own ideas! This workshop brings the traditional craft of punch needle right up to date.

You will learn the basics of punch needle using chunky yarn and a large pinch needle, and take home a unique 4” piece of hoop art. Caroline will demonstrate the process step by step including how to thread the needle, make looped and flat stitches, transfer a design, tidy the stitches and stretch and glue the finished piece.

All materials will be provided.

This 3-hour workshop will start at 10.30am and end at 1.30pm. Our café will be open or you are welcome to bring your own refreshments.

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

Participants must be aged 14+. Under 18s must be accompanied by a paying adult at all times.

Further Information:

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 arts-centre@le.ac.uk, pop in or call 0116 252 2455, open 7 days a week.

We have four blue badge parking spaces outside Attenborough Arts Centre, plus double yellow line roadside parking very close to the building for blue badge holders for up to three hours if our parking spaces are occupied.

Free parking for all customers is available after 5pm on weekdays and all day at weekends in the University of Leicester car park next door to Attenborough Arts Centre on Lancaster Road. The closest public car park for parking at all other times is Victoria Park, 5-10 minutes walk from us.

Please ensure that you agree to our updated Terms & Conditions before booking as courses/workshops are non-refundable in some circumstances.