Students are invited to join a three-day intensive class devoted to learning the craft of traditional rug hooking. In this introductory class, the rich history of primitive rug design will be discussed and step-by-step hooking basics, including how to prepare foundation material, cut wool, and work with yarn will be taught. Students will also learn about tools such as hooks, frames and hoops, and will be shown various techniques and finishing options. By the end of the class, each student will have made a small 8” x 18” rug from start to finish. No prior rug hooking experience is required and a starter’s kit with all necessary materials is included with the cost of the class.
Gabrielle Wicklow designed and taught needle art for over twenty years before discovering rug hooking. She is a member of the National Guild of Pearl McGown Hookcrafters, the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild, and the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists (ATHA).
Attendees: Please view the possible patterns here and email your selection to the instructor, Gaby Wicklow at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 236-0152 prior to the start of the class. (Preferably 1 to 2 weeks in advance.)
Cost: $220 members, $250 nonmembers (includes $100 starter’s kit)
Materials: provided by instructor with student’s selection of pattern (floral, geometric, house, or sheep)