Spring 2020 Workshop Series
Traditional Rug Hooking Workshop: Basics plus Embellishments with Heidi Grevstad
Join Heidi to get started on a stylized sunflower pattern. In traditional rug hooking (it’s different that the latch hooking you might remember from the 70’s), strips of wool fabric are “hooked” into cloth such as loosely woven linen or cotton. It’s a wildly creative craft. You don’t have to follow a complex written pattern, mistakes are easily fixed, there are no knots, and you can up-cycle woolen clothing into art.
While this workshop is suitable for beginners, those with experience will enjoy our exploration of color planning, how to hook letters effectively, use of creative stitches and embellishments, and how to turn a yardstick into a frame! If you already have a hook, small scissors and a hoop or frame, bring them to class. If you don’t have them, no worries! Heidi will have supplies for you to use in class. You’ll leave the class with the skills you need to complete this project at home.
Heidi has been creating hand-hooked rugs since 2004. Her work has been published in Rug Hooking Magazine’s Celebrations editions, and WoolWorks Magazine. She enjoys teaching new rug hookers. Her website is: www.portlandcottagewool.com
COST: $35 plus a $40 materials fee (Please pay material fee directly to instructor.)
BRING: All supplies provided. If students have a rug hook and/or frame, they should bring them to class. Small scissors are also helpful. If students do have hooks or frames, Heidi will have them available to use in the class. Students may also purchase a hook and/or frame if they would like to. Please bring a sack lunch and/or snack. Coffee provided.
12 students max.
The class is very suitable for beginning students, but those who have taken a prior class will have an opportunity to learn some embellishment stitching techniques.
RSVP: firstname.lastname@example.org or 360-642-2542 between 9am-9pm
The Sou’wester Lodge at 3728 J Place, Seaview, WA 98644
This class is part of the Spring 2020 Workshop Series. All classes are open to the public and all skill levels welcome. Visit www.souwesterlodge.com/art/workshops to see the full schedule of artist-led workshops.