Duygu Turgut Gokpinar, textiles teacher

Duygu Turgut Gokpinar

location_on London

local_activity classes: TuftingTextiles

5.0 (22)
Instagram followers202k

Duygu is a DIY projects developer whose main profession is teaching and she started sharing her “do it yourself” ideas on her YouTube channel “Duygu’s DIY Diary” in 2015. After 4 years of working as a teacher and content creator, she left her teaching career behind to pursue her dreams and founded her own studio “Good Things” to develop creative contents for brands, run workshops and work as a multi-dimensional maker. Duygu moved her studio to London at the beginning of 2021 and today, she organizes workshops and develops contents for her social media channels and brands.

Duygu, who is known as one of the pioneers of the “do it yourself” trend in Turkey and she hosted more than 100 craft workshops. Punch embroidery, which she started to shoot videos, has become her biggest passion and she has improved herself in this field. Her first book “Modern Punch Embroidery” was published in 2021. After practicing punch needle embroidery for years and publishing her first book, Duygu founded DUTUGO in late 2021.




Lauren Jan 2024

Really great workshop. Duygu explained everything really clearly and took her time to show the process. She was really helpful and supportive.

Morgane Jan 2024

What a lovely afternoon! Duygu provides all materials (including the needle, hoop and yarn to take home) and lots of tips and tricks.

Punch Needle Embroidery Workshop review by Morgane - London

Anonymised ClassBento student Jan 2024

Fab, relaxing time. Great teacher, unintimidating environment and all materials provided to carry on crafting at home

Katie Dearie Jan 2024

I decided to join this 2-hour class to get a feel for what punch needling involved. Although I found the technique harder than I had thought, I really enjoyed the class. Our teacher, Duygu, was so friendly and very approachable. I was on my own and this is the first class I've ever taken on my own, but I felt really comfortable. I hope to make punch needling a new hobby of mine due to this course. Duygu also sent out emails with images showing which building we needed to go to, which proved to be really useful. Overall, really happy with my experience and would hope to join another class at some point.

Kara Daly Jan 2024

Excellent class. Duygu was amazing and was super helpful throughout. I’ve never done punch needle before but I feel like I know exactly how to do it myself!

Gokce Koyun Jan 2024

Our teacher was amazing she was friendly and she too ran a lovely session, I didn’t realise how quick the time passed. The session was well organised starting from the basics and slowly built up. I really enjoyed it.

Satarupa Barma Jan 2024

By far, one of the best workshops I've ever been to. Duygu was kind, warm and funny, shared her pro tips and tricks throughout the session and was patient with all of our questions and mistakes. The location itself was a very artsy studio with a great view, and it didn't feel like two hours at all. Duygu provided us with kits, yarn, needles, cloth, everything we needed as well as refreshments and chocolates. Met some really great people, and at the end of the workshop we were able to take our half finished projects back along with all of the material we used or wanted to use. I'd definitely recommend the workshop and Duygu to anyone looking to learn a new (relaxing but intense) skill, with a knowledgeable and understanding teacher.

Natalie Dec 2023

Wonderful session. Duygu is so patient, encouraging and inspiring. Whether you are new to crafting or have some experience, this class is perfect. Definitely worth every penny!

Toby Noble Dec 2023

Duygu was a fantastic host for the evening, providing great materials, knowledge, and drinks! Her books on punch needling were amazing and she really knows her craft. Highly recommended!

Joanne Bailey Nov 2023

We really enjoyed our punch needle workshop with Duygu! She was a great teacher - friendly, patient, encouraging. We had never done this craft before but created a small cute item and are keen to get going with our own punch needle projects. All materials were provided and we took home everything we needed to continue. The venue is in a great location at London Bridge and we received clear directions by email.

Punch Needle Embroidery Workshop review by Joanne Bailey - London

Ella Nov 2023

This workshop was absolutely great! All materials were provided, and we were even given some extra wool of specific colours if we needed them to finish our project at home. Duygu was a great teacher and made it very easy to follow along, so a perfect class for beginners.

Punch Needle Embroidery Workshop review by Ella - London

Misha Callow Nov 2023

Duygu was a great teacher, and so patient and helpful. You are provided with everything you need for the class. You can also take all the materials and tools home to finish your project. I really enjoyed this lovely class!

Nazli Ciloglu Nov 2023

Duygu is a great instructor. She explained everything clearly. She gave all the information I need to keep doing punch needle by myself. I’m so happy to learn this new hobby and glad to chose Duygu to learn from.

Beverley Ryles Oct 2023

Duygu was an amazing teacher and I learnt so much within just a couple of hours. She supplied all the materials and was great at answering all of our questions.

Susan Childs Oct 2023

had so much fun! All of the materials needed were included and we got to take it all home. Duygu was a lovely teacher - so patient and really interested in everyone and what we were doing. it was an amazing studio space right next to the water. It was a little tricky finding the venue though. Once Duygu sends the directions I would look for the postcode of the pub next door and remember that the entrance is on the back of the building not the riverside.

Can't recommend this class enough - 3 hours went in the blink of an eye. Treat yourself and have a go, we loved it.

Julia Aug 2023

This was such a beautiful workshop thank you! Really nice to learn step by step in a small group

Punch Needle Embroidery Workshop review by Julia - London

Siobhan Nolan Aug 2023

Really enjoyed this workshop. Duygu was super friendly. Really good at explaining the process. You get to keep everything which is amazing. The view is beautiful. 10/10, would recommend to anyone! Thanks Duygu!

Vanessa Felix Jul 2023

Had a great time! Teacher is lovely, explained everything about the technique, fabric, needles. Super convenient venue, full of space and light. Can't wait to finish my first work, which i initiated during the workshop.

Ege Boudouin May 2023

Such an incredible teacher, very helpful and kind. Worth traveling from France just to meet her. Thank you very much.

Saliha Saygin May 2023

It was a very nice workshop. Duygu was a really nice person and explained really well. I can’t recommend it enough.

Punch Needle Embroidery Workshop review by Saliha Saygin - London

Danielle Huynh Feb 2023

Duygo was such a passionate, thoughtful and talented teacher. She was very patient and encouraging!

The materials worked perfectly and was very easy to use. I’m surprised how quickly I was able to pick it up and how easy it is to get started. Soo many projects can grow from learning the basics taught in this class.

Definitely good value for money.

Overall it was a wonderful night and experience. Thank you Duygo for sharing your gifts with us.

Textiles class review by Danielle Huynh - London

Shenay Kokoz Jan 2023

Teacher was amazing. Her knowledge of punch needle was great and explanations for to do punch was clear and understandable for all ages. Thank you so much Duygu

Punch Needle Embroidery Workshop review by Shenay Kokoz - London

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