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Peters Valley School of Craft
19 Kuhn Road
Layton, NJ 07851
September 8-9, 2018
Explore the endless possibilities of playing with color and design while creating a unique and one of a kind penny rug. The technique involves cutting simple shapes from felted wool and stitching them to a dark wool background with a decorative blanket stitch. We will use this traditional stitching technique as well as a variety of other decorative stitches to further enhance the designs. Topics covered will include: stencil making, the use of different textures, patterns and wools, and the addition of beads, buttons and other embellishments. The history of penny rugs will be discussed and examples of both contemporary and traditional pieces will be shown.
★ For those who have already taken this workshop with me, this is an opportunity to explore the technique further in a great studio setting.
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Traditional Rug Hooking: Designing From Nature
5 Clary Road
Williamsburg, MA 01096
October 6-8, 2018
Start out by taking photos and drawing from natural objects and then translate your images into landscape-based or abstract designs suitable for hooking. Using beautiful hand dyed and recycled wool fabric strips, explore different textures, patterns, materials, and methods for hooking. A history and examples of contemporary and antique rugs and techniques will be presented. Students will be guided to translate their designs into finished artworks. All levels.
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Designing and Hooking Abstract Pieces
Green Mountain Rug School
The Capitol Plaza Hotel & Conference Center
100 State Street, Montpelier, Vermont
June 16-19, 2018
We will begin the workshop by looking at images and discussing what elements are used in creating exciting designs. Our focus will be on repeating patterns and how to successfully generate more interest by introducing the unexpected and the unpredictable.Through a series of experiments we will explore pattern
design by playing with color, scale and texture. A curious mind and willingness to play are required!
* THIS CLASS IS FULL