Rug Hooking

June 3 – June 4, 2023
9 am to 5 pm


Rug hooking is a traditional New England fiber art that beautifully combines artist expression and function. In this course, students will have the opportunity to learn core skills of rug hooking to create a 16” x 16” hooked design that can be turned into a pillow, chair pad or wall hanging. For students with a bit more skill, they can communicate with Pam to discuss a possible project of their own, that fits into the timeline of the class. Students will have the opportunity to create their own design with a choice of various templates available or their own inspiration using a “hit and miss” approach to color use. With the skills learned in this course, students would be able to progress to pieces involving more complex designs and color shading in the future. The workshop fee includes a kit with a pattern, materials, and a rug hook.

Materials Fee:

$65 + $28 for beginner without a hoop
$65 if you already have a hoop
Advanced Beginner contact Pam at to establish a materials fee for your needs.

Special Tools or Equipment: Students are asked to bring a small pair of scissors and a 12” quilting hoop if you have one.

Instructors COVID preference: Your instructor reserves the right to require safety requirements depending on the state of the pandemic at the time of the workshop.

Workshop Policies

Please be sure to read our policies before you register for a workshop.

Age Requirements

The minimum age to attend a regularly scheduled workshop is 16 years. We have set this age to ensure a safe, productive, and community-building experience for all of our students. There are no exceptions.

Accessibility & Accommodations

If you have questions about accessibility or would like to request reasonable accommodations, please contact our main office at 603-435-7314.

Student Cancellations

Cancellations must be made at least 30 days prior to the start date of a workshop in order to receive a refund.
Registration and material costs will be refunded, minus a non-refundable $25.00 registration fee.
A full refund will be made for any amount paid for overnight housing.

Sanborn Mills Farm Cancellations

Each workshop must have a minimum number of students to be held. If Sanborn Mills Farm finds it necessary to cancel a workshop, we will notify students two weeks prior to the scheduled workshop start date.
A full refund will be provided to registered students. Refunds for a workshop purchased as a gift will be made to the purchaser only. Sanborn Mills Farm cannot be held responsible for any refunds for travel expenses or for off-site housing expenses incurred as the result of a cancellation of any kind.

Housing & Meals

Please refer to our housing page for more information.


Each workshop has its own safety procedures. Your instructor will review the specific safety requirements at the start of your workshop and throughout your class. Sanborn Mills Farm is a rural setting. If you are allergic to insect bites, please alert your instructor of your allergy and bring an epipen with you. For draft animal workshops or courses requiring time in the woods, be sure to review tick safety procedures from Tick Free NH. We advise students to wear comfortable clothing, comfortable and secure shoes, and consider your personal needs for a day or extended stay.