Beginning Rug Hooking Class
with Marion Brown
3 two-hour sessions
Saturday, May 15, 22 & 29
If you have always wanted to learn how to hook rugs, this class is definitely for you. In this 6 hour course consisting of 3 two hour sessions students will be introduced to the art of traditional rug hooking using both yarn and wool strips. The atmosphere is relaxed and a time to have fun, meet new fiber friends and enjoy learning about a new craft which has its roots close to home here in Maine and the Maritimes.
We will be working from a kit so that much of the focus can be on basic techniques, tips and tricks and suggestions for how to approach your rug hooking pattern. There will be time to share a brief history of rug hooking as well as some of the online resources and books to inspire you. There will be different samples of hooked pieces presented so you can view all the possibilities going forward for creating colorful projects whether it be a rug, a small table mat, a chair pad, pillows or mug mat to name a few.
Handouts will be included.
There will be time for trouble shooting your current project and answering questions. We will cover in detail the variety of tools that are used in this craft such as types of hooks, foundation material, frames, wool, yarns and other materials that one can use to create a lovely hooked piece.
We will cover finishing techniques; suggestions around selecting a new pattern or for designing your own hooked mats as well as color planning. In addition we will discuss the use of templates, resources such as websites, magazines, local gatherings for rug hookers, and how to use the Pinterest site for inspiration.Instructor: Marion Brown has been rug hooking for the past 30 years and has had many opportunities to study with different teachers over the years. She enjoys teaching students, dyeing wool and spending time in her fiber studio at the Belfast Center. Currently she is taking several online rug hooking classes with Deanne Fitzpatrick of Amherst Nova Scotia whom she has had the good fortune to study with in person. Her focus has been wide cut primitive rug hooking and presently has branched out into using more contemporary brighter colors and pattern styles.