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TitleBeach PerspectiveDesigned byJudith HotchkissPunched byJudith HotchkissInspirationInspired by daily dog walks on beachDimensions19" x 49"Materialswool yarn on monks clothCutsmostly 3ply rug yarnStart to Finish2022HonorsGMRHG 2022 Show, Viewers' ChoiceShare

Beach Perspective

This rug was inspired by many dog walks on the coast of Maine. The piece is primarily punched with hand-dyed 3-ply rug yarn in sizes 8, 9, and 10.  It includes sculpting, felting, quillies and proddy techniques and a few novelty yarns.

(editor’s note:  This rug is included in the just released Rug Hooking Harmony, by Rebecca Martin, the newest book from the Rug Hooking Magazine Book Club.)

Judith teaches rug hooking and punching and she creates and sells hand-dyed wool and yarn.

About the artist

Judith grew up in a rug hooking household and watched her mother and older sister punch beautiful rugs. As a young girl, her mother often let her choose colors and practice punching on her big floor frame.

Now Judith is an Oxford Certified Punch Needle Instructor, as well as McGown Certified to teach traditional rug hooking, and she loves to teach the art to others.

She produces her own line of hand-dyed wool and yarn, specializing in multivalue swatch dyeing as well as one-of-a-kind spot dyed skeins. She recently completed a new home studio where she is able to hold classes and retail rug hooking supplies.

She lives in Deer Isle, Maine where she is constantly inspired by the colors and beauty of Downeast Maine.