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Fern Strong Beginning Rug Hooking Class

Beginning Rug Hooking Class

An example of a beginner’s rug hooking project.

This class is an introduction to “Traditional” Rug Hooking. A kit can be purchased for $40 which will include a pattern, wool fabric strips and other fibers, yarn, and a hook. A rug hooking frame or quilting hoop will be available for use and may be purchased for an additional fee, or students can bring their own frame or hoop.

This class will provide  basic instruction of traditional rug hooking. Students will learn the techniques and the fundamentals of this craft. They will learn how to “pull” loops through a foundation backing.

We will discuss fibers that can used: be it wool material, yarn, and other fibers. Also, the different types of foundations.

Students will learn to hook a simple pattern and will be able to choose their own wool colors and learn how to cut it using different cutting machines available.

Some discussion of color planning and designing their own rugs. Students will learn various ways to finish the pattern. Examples of various finished hooked pieces will be shown and discussed to give the students a background of possibilities to pursue this art form.

Discussions will cover tools, equipment, color planning.

Various finishing methods will be demonstrated, and much more.

The student will leave the class with the basic skills to finish the pattern and have a beautiful textile art they can be proud of.

Instructional handouts will be provided for further guidance.


The Teacher

Fern Strong is a fiber artist who has taught rug hooking for 28 years. She has been exhibited in museums and galleries throughout the Northeast. Her style of art has varied from abstract to autobiographic, nature based , geometric and more. She will work with students to create an individual hooked piece over the course of this workshop.


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