Weekend Rug-Hooking Class in December



What a fun way for rug hookers to spend a weekend! It is always fun to explore new creative avenues with fellow fiber fans! In Snapshots, you will learn to create a pictoral piece using a mix of wool noodles, yarn, silk, roving and various other fibers from start to finish. Impressionistic styling lets you imply the details while conveying the ambiance of the scene. You will learn to analyze your photo to find the bones that become the structure of your finished piece. We will build on that using directional hooking techniques developing a foreground, mid-ground, horizon line, and sky. Color planning, outlining, and perspective will be discussed. Sunday we will discuss how to finish and display the piece. Discussion on framing options will also be offered.


Rug Hooking Class: Snapshots – Scenes from your Photos or Memories! – Scale: 8” x 10”

Rug Hooking Teacher: Donna Hezlep

Dates: Friday, December 3 – Sunday Dec. 5

Cost: $75

Time: Friday & Saturday 9:30 AM to 4:00 PM and Sunday 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Prerequisite: Modest traditional rug experience required (note: this is not a punched class)

Prework: Bring a photo(s) of a favorite subject(s) – See class description

Class Limit: 12 (social distancing will be practiced, vaccination required)


Materials for students to bring

  • Frame or hoop that will accommodate an 8"x10" hooking area

  • Hooks

  • Scissors

  • Mix of wool strips from your stash

  • Yarn ends

  • Piece of linen

  • Snapshot of an area special to you (generic landscape patterns will be available for anyone who wishes to use them)

The teacher will have many different samples of yarns and fibers for you to experiment with.


Call LeAnn at Camp Wool if you need to purchase linen or other materials for this class or if you have any other questions!

Accommodations

  • The Red Barn Motel will closed for the season.

  • Ocean Spray Cottages in Harrington, ME. ph. 207-483-2780 and ask for Cathy. Cottages sleep more than one if you want to buddy up with other attendees.

  • Bluebird Motel in Machias, ME. ph: 866-306-0946

  • Blueberry Patch Motel in Jonesboro, ME ph. 207-434-5411.

  • You may be able to find additional VRBO options in and around Milbridge, ME.