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Introducing Rug Punch!

Punch needle rug hooking is a fast and easy way to make a beautiful hooked rug. Sometimes referred to “speed needle rug hooking”, it is the needle, manufactured by The Oxford Company, that allows you to punch wool rug yarn or wool fabric strips thru the base cloth to create your design. The size of the needle helps you create the perfect loop which makes the finished side even and smooth.

The Wild Hare Rug Studio will teach you how to create a finished project with just one class.

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Learn How To Create Your Own Beautiful Rugs

You will find punch needle rug hooking to be very calming. It is stress free. Once you are comfortable using the needles you will be “painting and drawing” with yarn and enjoying being creative. Our beginning class will teach you all of the basics you need and one class will allow you to begin to creating beautiful rugs, pillows, chair pads, purses, and foot stools. These basic skills will allow you to move on to larger projects with confidence!

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Our Studio is Located in Elk Rapids – Stop on In : -)

Our studio hours are Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday, 10-4, other times by appointment.

We are located at 204 River St. in beautiful downtown Elk Rapids, just 15 minutes north of Traverse City. Follow US31 north to River St., turn left and look for the studio on the right, in the third block, across from the Elk Rapids Cinema.

It always good to give us a call with any questions or if your having trouble finding us.

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See more of the projects, patterns, tools.

We offer classes, patterns, kits, books, quality wool, rug yarn and supplies needed to help you get started. Once you learn the basics, you can go on to create pillows, footstools, purses, seat cushions, and design rugs of your very own.

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Wild Hare News and Past Articles

Traverse City Record-Eagle: Dyeing for a Living in Elk Rapids

Posted on December 22, 2014

record-eagle-articleA few weeks ago Dan Nielsen from the Record Eagle stopped in the studio to find out what we do.  I enjoyed meeting with Dan and I thought he did a great job writing the story.  Hope you enjoy it too!


Michele Mueller is dyeing to please her customers. She dyes at least a couple of days a week.

But Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays she doesn’t dye. Instead, she teaches people how to create rugs that frequently end up hanging on the wall.

Mueller teaches the art of punch needle rug making.

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(Photo by Dan Nielsen/Record-Eagle)

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