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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.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.

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.


Thu, Jun 6th, 2019  –  Sat, Jun 8th, 2019

Course Details

Length: 3 Days
Skill Levels: Beginner to Advanced
Hours: 9am-4pm
Registration Cost: $285.00
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.