November 7 | 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Workshop 4Instructor: Janet Conner of J. Conner Hooked Rugs
Minimum: 4 Maximum: 10
Ages: 16 and Up
Skill Level: Beginner
Like all old fashioned crafts, rug hooking is low-tech and lots of fun! You can easily incorporated rovings, hand spun and commercial yarns, felting techniques and embellishments, once you have mastered the basics. Learn the sequence and procedure of rug hooking from start to finish. Every step will be demonstrated. We will discuss the history and tradition of primitive rug hooking, learn about finding and preparing materials, and research sources for design inspiration. You will choose from a variety of simple folk art designed rug hooking KITS, for a small mat or chair pad, purchased directly from the instructor. Your rug hooking kit will include everything needed: hook, instructions, design suggestions, binding, burlap, hoop and a selection of one-of-a-kind heirloom and hand dyed wools. ($31-$60, depending upon size) If you have a favorite pair of sharp scissors, please bring these to class.
The fee covers a selection of kits in all price ranges will be available. Each one features a hand drawn design, uncut wools, a frame, binding and a hook.
Students should bring sharp fabric scissors.