About Me


Michelle O Driscoll trained and worked as an Environmental Scientist over the past 20 years. It is her love for nature and the animals on her family farm that provides her with the inspiration for her punch needle rug hooking. She has been rug making in Ireland for the last 6 years. She travels to England regularly to complete workshops in rug making to include techniques such as punch needle rug hooking, traditional rug hooking, standing wool and quille's etc. In June 2018 she traveled to Vermont in America to train under Amy Oxford to become Ireland's first Certified Oxford Punch Needle Rug Hooking Instructor. Michelle lives on a dairy farm with her husband, 4 children, dog, numerous cats, hens, and cows. She organizes weekend retreats in punch needle rug hooking and punch needle workshops on the Wild Atlantic Way in Ireland. Michelle has created her own punch needle starter kits which will be available at yarn shows in Ireland this summer and will be launched on-line later in the summer. She is a member of TIGHR (The International Guildford of Handhooking Rugmakers)


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