Artist and teacher Amy Oxford traces the origins of punch needle rug hooking, a craft that started in the 1880s, and will go on to discuss its growth and popularity, drastic decline, 1970’s Vermont revival, and the current international punch needle craze that has swept social media. Did you know Amy invented her own rug making tool and in 2013 started the world’s first punch needle rug hooking school in Cornwall, where she offers classes to students who come from all over the world? Recorded 3/20/19.
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