Friday Workshop with Diane Burgess
LEARNING TO HOOK RUGS
Friday Oct, 19 (9:30-4:30) – 1 day workshop, includes lunch
Learn the basics of traditional rug hooking while creating a small project. The focus of this one-day workshop will be technique (hands on hooking and lots of it). We will be using a primitive #8 cut (1/4” strips of wool). A practice kit is provided which includes a primitive size hook, backing and transfer material. I will have some simple patterns you can use along with some free wool. You will learn the types of rug designs, techniques, color choices, wool quantity, cuts of wool, backings, finishing techniques, as well as tools and materials that are available. Additional wool will be available for purchase during the workshop. I will have rug frames, scissors and cutters you can use during class. All of these supplies will be available for purchase at the vendors during the rug show. If you already have any of these items and/or a simple design in mind, please feel free to bring them to this workshop.
About the Instructor: Diane Burgess has been hooking rugs since 1998 as well as teaching Traditional Beginner and Intermediate classes and Wool Dyeing workshops throughout Vermont. A member of the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild since 1998 and the “Learning to Hook Rugs” teacher for the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild 2004-2018 at their” Hooked in The Mountains Rug Show”. Diane also completed her Teacher Certification to become an “Oxford Punch Needle Rug Hooking teacher in November 2013 and teaches Beginner Punch Needle and Mini Punch Needle Rug Hooking classes in Vermont.
Registration opens March 1.