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Rug Hooking

May 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am - May 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm


Time:  9 am to 4 pm each day
Materials/studio fee:  Included in tuition cost
Meals:  Lunch featuring our farm grown food is included
Instructor: Pam Bartlett
Workshop Size:  This workshop can accommodate up to 12 students and needs a minimum of 5 to be held.


The tradition of hooking rugs was introduced to America by early colonists and became a popular home craft. It was very popular in England from the mid-1600s onward and was called “brodding” or “thrumming.” Hooking fabric through a backing, however, is a very ancient technique and the earliest examples were found in Egyptian tombs.


In this 2-day workshop, students will learn the basics of rug hooking and make a 16” x 16” piece that will be suitable as a wall hanging or chair pad or pillow. The design will be what is called a “hit and miss” approach to color.  The skills learned can be expanded upon later to make larger pieces involving more complex designs and color shading.


The workshop fee includes a kit with a pattern, materials and a rug hook.  Students will be asked to bring a small pair of scissors and a 12” quilting hoop.  If students do not have a quilting hoop, one can be pre-ordered from the teacher for $28.



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May 25, 2019 @ 9:00 am
May 26, 2019 @ 4:00 pm
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Sanborn Mills Farm
(603) 435-7314