Hooking Outside the Wool Box: Alternative Fibers in Rug Hooking, Mixed Media Landscapes
- Basic rug hooking technique of pulling loops
- 2.5 Days
- Friday: 9 am to 12 pm; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
- Saturday: 9 am to 12 pm; 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm
- Sunday: 9 am to 12 pm
Be brave in your rug hooking! Let’s jump outside the wool box and use alternative fibers! This class will be a study of mixed media and how to incorporate fibers, other than wool strips, into our rug hooking. Velvet, sari ribbons, wool roving, silk, novelty yarns, art yarns, ribbons, mohair locks, and more will be used! We will learn how to hook the various materials and how to combine different fibers to create even more texture. Our pattern for class will be a landscape design.
Registration Fee $TBD
Materials Fee $35
Materials Fee includes: 8” x 10” Pattern hand drawn on primitive linen, edges will be serged. A tremendous variety of mixed media fibers, including silk sari ribbon, silk fabric, velvet, hand-spun yarns, novelty yarns, wool roving, ribbons, mohair locks, fun yarns, and miscellaneous fibers for experimentation! Books, visual aids, and samples will be available for students during class time.
Students to Bring
- All your favorite hooking supplies to include:
- Hooking frame
- Sharp Scissors
- Pen and paper for taking notes
- Table lamp (optional)
- Footstool (optional)
- A few of your favorite yarns, fibers, or fabrics you might want to incorporate
I have been making rugs - hooked and braided for 14 years. I received my teaching certification with the Pearl McGown teachers workshop for rug hooking in 2012 and began teaching in my home studio in Ocala Florida. I attend the annual McGown teachers workshops for continuing my education, and also teach instructional classes at the workshop. One of my goals as a teacher is to encourage students to explore new techniques that open up endless possibilities in the fiber arts. Spinning and weaving are a natural extension of my interests in the fiber arts. In addition to teaching I have sponsored the annual Spring Fiber Fling, an event to gather fiber art enthusiasts in one location to encourage and learn from each other. I have started the Greenway Fiber Arts Society, a local group of people who hook rugs, spin, weave, knit, and any other fiber art form.