Have you ever wanted to learn how to make your own hooked rug? Students are invited to join a three-day 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 rug hooking basics will be taught, which will include preparing foundation material, cutting the wool, and hooking with yarn and silk. Students will also learn about tools such as hooks, frames and hoops, and they will be shown various hooking techniques and finishing options. By the end of the class, each student will have made a 12” x 12” rug from start to finish. No prior rug hooking experience is required. All materials will be provided by the instructor.
Instructor 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).
Class size: open to 12 students
Cost: $325, $295 members (includes $175 materials fee)