0 Paint With Wool, A Primitive Rug Hooking Primer
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Paint With Wool, A Primitive Rug Hooking Primer Tuesday, August 6, 9:00 AM  
Olivia Thomas $145   
This workshop is 6 hours.

Student Level: Beginner
Type of Workshop: Process and Project
Prerequisite: None
Workshop Category: Fiber

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Hooking rugs is a simple craft. It requires no energy source other than your own hands, and is a beautiful, meditative art form, that you can do as the world goes on around you. I love the craft of rug hooking! It all started with my beginning class to learn the basics, and has continued for the last 20 years to improving, experimenting and designing. I hope to guide you on this journey to learn the art of rug hooking, and for you to discover the joy for yourself. I have designed a small floral mat that measures approximately 8" x 10" for you to begin. I will cover the basics of materials, hooking ideas, and finishing processes in this class. We will jump in and hook the mat, and enjoy a relaxing day creating something new with a time honored technique.

Kit/Materials Fee (payable to instructor at class time):

  • Option #1 - $40
  • Kit will include
  • pattern on linen
  • wool strips to hook
  • yarn, twill tape
  • tapestry needle
  • handout, paper pattern
  • everything you need to complete the mat

  • *Option #2 - $20
  • This kit is available for students who are allergic to wool.
  • Includes...
  • pattern on linen
  • twill tape
  • tapestry needle
  • handout
  • paper pattern

  • *If you choose option #2, you must contact me via email at oliverose@q.com (click on email at the bottom of this page). I will then e-mail you information with color choice ideas and yardage for each. This option allows you to provide your own fabrics to hook with. These fabrics can include: tee-shirt strips, cottons, yarns, sari-silks, wider silk ribbon, flannel, etc. Strips should be cut to a 1/4"-1/2" width, and a comfortable length of 18-25 inches.

Instructor Provided (for use in-class, and to share):

  • samples of supplies
  • extra wools
  • wool strips
  • use of wool strip cutter in class
  • samples of finished rugs

Student should bring:

  • Option #1... if you chose Kit #1
  • 14" locking frame (suggestion/example if you don't already have one - Morgan products, plastic no- slip 14" hoop on Amazon, $25 - as of December 2018)
  • 1 rug hook (example, a good basic one - Joan Moshimer rug hooking tool0
  • small scissors

  • *Option #2... If you chose Kit #2
  • 14" locking frame
  • 1 basic rug hook
  • small scissors
  • specialty fabrics to hook with (due to allergy to wool)
  • yarn for edge finish
  • *You must contact me at oliverose@q.com (click on email to at the bottom of this page) for color selection ideas and yardage!

Some workshops may require that you bring supplies or tools that you may not presently possess. If you'd like to place an advance order for jewelry supplies & tools for pick-up at the on-site Jewelry Supply store when you arrive at ARTU19, contact:

SJ Jewelry Supply LLC

Please note that SJ Jewelry Supply has an extensive selection of products but not all of them may appear on their website. If in doubt about the availability of any product, a simple phone call will get you the information that you desire.

Email your order to: info@sjjewelrysupply.com
call: 602-956-0189

Questions: oliverose@q.com
Website: OliveRose.com