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Rug Hooking for Beginners Workshop
Wednesday, September 28, 2022
5:30pm–7:30pm Eastern (2:30pm-4:30pm Pacific)

Sister Eliza Jeffers (1868-1955) produced a number of hooked rugs at the Alfred and Sabbathday Lake Shaker Villages.  Join us for this fun introduction to North American rug hooking as we create a 6” square wool rug with fiber artist Beth Miller of Parris House Wool Works.

Join us for a one session beginner’s rug hooking class to get started on our 6″ x 6″ original design by Beth of Two Hearts. This will be an introduction to hooking including some history of the craft, an overview of styles, how to choose hooking wools and other materials, tools, rules (there are very few), tips, and tricks, and getting started on our projects. Finishing instructions will also be demonstrated.

Beth will provide the fundamental tools and materials needed in your mailed kit:

-Hand drawn pattern of Beth’s original design (Choice of pictured designs)
-Beginner hook tool
-All wool strips needed to hook the design
-Embroidery hoop

Just have a small pair of scissors. If you’d like to purchase a professional rug hooking frame you can find them from Beth at https://parrishousewoolworks.com/collections/frames-covers

Workshop is suited for beginner levels.  We will likely not finish the project in the class timeframe but Beth is available for you after class and she also has video tutorials that she will provide.
Registration cutoff date is Sept 21st so that we can mail your kits out to you in time.

Read more about Beth Miller and watch our interview with her in our Traditional Arts Virtual Showcase.

Did you know that current members of The Friends of the Shakers receive $5 off each workshop? Sign up or renew today for your discount!


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