The Dutchess County Fairgrounds
6550 Spring Brook Ave.
Rhinebeck, NY 12572

NYS Sheep & Wool Festival - Workshop Registration

Beginning Rug Hooking

Thursday, October 16, 2014

9:00 - 4:00

Instructor: Sue Charbonneau

Class Fee: $137.00

Material Fee: $0.00

Maximum Class Size: 16

1 Seats Available

About Seat Availability: The availability shown above does NOT A GUARANTEE that an actual seat is available to be purchased. Each registration will be verified after your purchase and if an over sale of seats occurs you will be notified and the price of the over sold seat will be refunded in it's entirety.

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Students will learn the basics of traditional rug hooking.  They will learn how to cut their fabric into strips, and how to pull (hook) the strips through a linen backing, while following a design that is drawn on the linen.  

They will be taught how to look at a pattern to determine where to start working on it, and how to begin and end their strip.  Examples of straight line, contour and echo hooking will be shown and their different effects will be discussed.  Tips on color theory and its application for rug hooking, ways to change a pattern to personalize it, and how to select wool fabrics that will hook up well (stash building) will be included.

Materials Information

Bring to Class:  Sharp scissors,  a 14” wooden quilting hoop or a rug hooking frame 

Kit provided includes a pattern drawn on linen, a hook, hand dyed wool fabric, handouts and use of a cutter

Workshop Instructor

Sue Charbonneau has been exploring the world of rug hooking for about 30 years. She has taken lessons from Vivily Powers, Jeanne Benjamin, more