Learn to make beautiful punch needle hooked rugs with veteran instructor Amy Oxford. A complete "how to" photo essay walks you through every stage of rug making. Never dry, Oxford entertains as she teaches. A question and answer section, fascinating interviews with professional punch needle rug hookers, a look into the origins of the punch needle technique, and exciting photographs of work from some of the field's most innovative and inspired craftspeople make this book a must for any textile lover. A gallery of more than 140 rugs, pillows, chair pads, and stair runners shown in full color will inspire your original designs.
Amy Oxford is the founder of Red Clover Rugs, a punch needle rug hooking store and mail order business located in Cheshire, Oregon. She is the inventor of The Oxford Punch Needle, has her work in collections nationwide, and has been licensed by The Shelburne Museum in Vermont to make adaptations of their antique rugs. Amy lives with her family in Cornwall, Vermont.