Punch Needle on Fabric Canvas

Join the fun with our most popular workshop: Punch Needle!



Oulu, Finland
Available in Finnish, English and Swedish
4 hours
16 spots per experience
July - August


What are we going to do

Grab a frame and a punch needle and join the fun with our most popular workshop! Punch needle is like painting with yarn—but more relaxing! If you can hold a pencil, you can tuft. Simply choose a design of your own creation, or use one of our ready patterns. Then with our special punch needle tool, easily craft luxurious yarn into a canvas of art. The colors are delicious and coordinate effortlessly with each other. Your finished product will be a treasured piece of handmade art (25 x 25 cm).

The art of punch needle dates to the Vikings and even earlier. The technique was commonly used in 19th century England as a way to imitate the interior décor of the wealthy. Scraps from textile factories could be recycled and tufted into burlap fabric to make gorgeous heirloom quality fabric art. Now you can try this easy and fun technique yourself at Taitokeskus Oulu! Children and adults alike can participate.

After the workshop, enjoy coffee and a sweet treat in our café. Allow time to browse Taito Shop, a Finnish handcraft and gift shop. We specialize in handmade local products such as the Luotolainen sweater, sauna and tar products, home interior items and chic jewelry. There is something for everyone!

About Taito Pohjois-Pohjanmaa ry - the Doer

Taitokeskus Oulu is the leader of punch needle technique in Finland. Our workshop is developed by our in-house expert, Johanna Lumila, who has been published in both Kotiliesi Käsityö and Taito lehti magazines. Our punch needle tool is the best available on the market, designed and manufactured in Vermont, USA, by Amy Oxford. The tool is ergonomic, with a natural maple wood handle and an electro polished stainless steel needle. It is a delight to use in your hand!

Taito Shop and Taito Skill Center is a non-profit Finnish handcraft organization of over 100 years. We focus on traditional skills such as rug weaving, knitting, punch needling, macramé and other textile arts. Our mission is to cultivate handcraft culture by offering courses to the public and by supporting local artisanship. Most importantly we want to share the joy that comes by working with your own hands.

Reviews

Liisa

Liisa

Olipa ihana Lovi-workshop minulla ja lapsellani. Mukavaa oloa ja aina sai ohjausta/apua, kun sitä tarvitsi. Kiitos!

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