Saturday, March 25, 2017 at 12:00pm
Schwenksville, PA – The art of needle punching is a craft technique of looping
yarn, floss, or ribbon in a pattern through fabric. The looping gives the pattern a rug like appearance.
Needle punching is used to embroider items, create wall hangings, ornaments, pillows, rugs, and other
décor and crafts. Come to Pennypacker Mills on Saturday, March 25, 2017 from 12:00pm to 3:00pm
in the Classroom Building where you’ll work with Betsy Smyth, an experienced instructor who will
guide you through the steps to create a beautiful miniature work of art.
Participants will make a finished piece that resembles a miniature hooked rug which will fit into a 8” x
8” frame (not included). All supplies you will need are provided including an UltraPunch needle, hoop,
weaver’s cloth, floss, and a pattern. Refreshments will be served. You are welcome to bring a bag lunch
and drink if you wish.
The fee is $50 per person. Pre-registration is required before March 3, 2017. To pre-register, call 610-
Pennypacker Mills is open year-round for guided tours, seasonal events, educational programs, and
changing exhibits. The site is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, & Historic
Sites. Pennypacker Mills is located at 5 Haldeman Road in Schwenksville, PA. For more information,
please call 610-287-9349 or visit Pennypacker Mills online at www.montcopa.org/pennypackermills