Wednesday Workshop with Kris McDermet
AFTER THE HOOKING COMES THE BRAIDING
WED. Oct 17 (9:30-4:30) – 1 Day Workshop, lunch included.
Learn the beautiful art of making a combination rug hooking and rug braiding mat. A braided border may compliment your hooking by using the same colors or may be a deep contrast by using bold colors. With these techniques you will be able to add braid to any size round, oval or square hooked piece. You need to bring to class two hooked pieces…one 6” circle or oval and one 6” square. Sizes need to be exact. In one day, you will complete the braid and butting on the 6” round mat and one or two corners on the square mat using your own wool. Braiding supplies will be available for purchase in class.
Costs beyond class fee – $55, includes braid clamp.
- Kit for class $15 The kit includes lacing thread, darning needle, hemostat, padding and lining for the two hooked pieces, safety pins, and a clothespin.
- Braid Clamp $20
- Directions $20 This is a spiral bound book that uses text, diagrams, and colored photos to explain all the steps learned in class.
Please come to class with 2 hooked pieces. Do NOT finish the edges-they should be raw. If you hook both your 6” inch circle or oval and 6” inch square on the same piece of rug backing, leave at least 2 inches of un-hooked rug backing between the two shapes. Please don’t cut the two shapes from the backing. Depending on time, putting the braid on the square hooking may be a demo only.
Please also bring your own wool for braiding. You will need ¼ yard of 3(three) different pieces of wool for each of your hooked pieces so that will be a total of 1 and ½ yards-6 different colors in ¼ yard pieces. Your wool can compliment your hooking or be contrasting-both styles work well. Please do not strip your wool. Many wool weights work well for braiding but for a beginner, Dorr weight wool is ideal-just to give you an idea. It can be hand dyed or “As Is” wool.
From your home sewing basket, please bring the following: Small sharp scissors, hand sewing needles, and thread to match your braiding wool.
Registration opens March 1.