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Primitive Rug Hooking: Open Session

Rug hooking
Rug hooking
Rug hooking
Rug hooking
Rug hooking

Course Overview

Rug hooking traces its roots to the northern colonies and Canada, when immigrants utilized textiles on hand to create rugs for their homes. Hooked rugs are made by drawing narrow strips of wool fabric through a background fabric of cotton, linen or burlap with a curved hook much like a crochet hook. This session welcomes beginners looking to take up this therapeutic yet utilitarian craft, as well as intermediate hookers interested in enhancing their skills. Students who are beginners will have several designs to choose from. All of Carol’s designs, wool, and kits can be seen on her web site or Etsy site. However, nothing should be purchased until the first day of class. Choices can be discussed with Carol several weeks before class begins, so that materials needed will be clear, and patterns that will help develop hooking technique will be explained. Any kits that beginning students choose will include the pattern and wool. Cost of materials for kits will start at approximately $45.00 and range up in price depending on size and wool required. Rug hooking hooks will be available for purchase from the instructor. There will be rug hooking frames for beginning students to use during the class. The frames will be available for purchase or can be purchased online. Carol will work with intermediate hookers on a current project, any pattern you choose to bring, or a pattern purchased from Carol. Because of the nature of the classroom, students will have the option of working with the group for social rug hooking, moving to a separate spot to work quietly, or weather permitting, moving to the deck to work beside the lake. In addition, many sample hooked rug projects and a generous display of hand-dyed and mill-dyed ready-to-hook wool will be available for inspiration. Carol notes: "Many of us, as we evolve into 'hookers,' feel the need to tell our own stories with our rugs: family history, pets, homes we've lived in, and favorite places." It promises to be a relaxing and creative three-day class inspired by the beautiful setting at North House on the shore of Lake Superior.


Tue, Jun 16th, 2020  –  Thu, Jun 18th, 2020

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Intergenerational age: N/A
Registration Cost: $255.00 *
* Early-Bird rate in effect until Tue, May 5th, 2020
Additional materials fee paid to instructor when class starts: Varies (see course description)

Required Tools

You will need the following tools for this class:

  • Scissors (sharp, any sewing style scissor should work)
  • Check, credit card or cash to purchase supplies from your instructor (no Canadian checks please)

Optional Tools

Feel free to bring your favorite tools and whatever materials you might feel appropriate for this course.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

Begin Registration

North House is now requesting full payment at time of registration. Payment plans are available upon request — don't hesitate to contact us at 218-387-9762 if you need to arrange one.

* Early-Bird rate in effect until Tue, May 5th, 2020
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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.