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Rug Hooking Level II, March 30, 2019

Rug Hooking Level II, March 30, 2019
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Rug Hooking Level 2 – Using Alternative Fibres for Accent and Effect

10am to 4pm on March 30, at Legacy Studio

You know the basics of rug hooking – now let’s add some flair!

In this class, we will explore ways to add excitement to your traditional hooked rug by adding alternative fibres and varied cuts as accent. By adding unspun wool roving, recycled sari silk ribbon, variegated yarns and more, your rug hooking pattern will come to life.  We will discuss where and when it’s appropriate to add alternative materials as well as how to hook them. There will be emphasis given to hooking with natural fibres but if you bring it along, we can try it.  It’s great fun to experiment!

This class is open to advanced beginners and up.  You must already know how to hook.  Due to time constraints, there will be minimal guidance given to colour planning.

Participants should bring their own hooking equipment and materials (hook, frame, pattern, wool etc.).   Pictorial, landscape, animal and folk art patterns work well for adding alternative materials.  You may also choose from the patterns and wide range of wool and alternative fibres available for purchase from Legacy Studio. There will be a cutter available for your use during class.

Bio:  Holly Kingdon discovered rug hooking in 1999, while on a trip to the east coast of Canada.  She instantly fell in love with the freedom and creativity of the art form and has been hooking ever since.  Holly is an accredited teacher with the Western Canadian Rug Hooking Education Association.  She has been teaching beginner and advanced Rug Hooking as well as Felting techniques for over 10 years.  Holly is a member of the Sheep Creek Weavers as well as a member and former President of the Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts in Calgary.

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