Midnight Creative was born in the between hours – between chasing after my two younger sons and worrying after my now grown one, between friendships and marriage, between career building and homemaking.
Between it all, I was constantly looking for moments to create, and express myself through craft.
I have explored everything from stitching felt books, painting fairytale-themed matryoshka dolls, and playing with polymer clay. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon punch needle rug hooking in early 2017 that I knew I had found the medium that I was meant to pursue more fully.
Often called "painting with wool" punch needle lent itself well to a graphic designer and serial crafter like myself who had a variety of projects in mind, while allowing me to delve deeper into a single medium. My work is often influenced by my German-Canadian Mennonite heritage, and motifs found in nature.
Midnight Creative was opened to help you inject creativity into your own life. Short on time? Project kits and patterns make it easy to skip the planning and preparing, and just get down to the fun stuff - punching! Supplies for beginners and seasoned rug punchers help you tell your own unique stories in wool.
In 2019, I became a Certified Oxford Punch Needle Instructor, and offer workshops in and around Calgary, Alberta, Canada. My Oxford training ensures I can further support you on your punch needle journey by providing sound advice and guidance with your projects. Questions are always welcome!
Punch needle rug hooking is meditative, expressive, and reflective. I hope you'll join me in squeezing in a little creativity in the between hours.