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Rug Hooking Workshop at High Desert Fibershed Learning Center
October 14, 2022 @ 10:00 am - October 15, 2022 @ 2:00 pm$150
Warner Mountain Weavers has opened up their High Desert Fibershed Learning Center in the Surprise Valley, Cedarville, California! Warner Mountain Weavers has been is business since 2000 and has a 2 story building with a classroom upstairs and downstairs to accommodate students. We also have a large outside dye area with picnic tables, burners and antique ringer washing machines. We have a mature dye garden which is quite extensive. They are open for in-person classes throughout 2022.
Rug Hooking on a copper bowl and a Santa Fe style mat:
October 14 Friday, 10:00-3:00 & October 15 Saturday, 10:00-2:00
Registration fee: $150
This is a great class for a beginner or anyone looking for a refresher. In Bev Hills’ 2-day workshop you will learn all the basics of rug hooking…..starting, persistence and finishing! There is only one stitch in rug hooking – the loop. The design emerges as you change colors. The yarns for both projects are from the stash – waste not, want not! So the colors will vary, and you will have color choices.
First you will create an heirloom art piece by hooking fun yarns into woven copper mesh. Bev will provide a hand-shaped copper mesh bowl, a metal crochet hook, and the yarns needed for this quick project. The copper mesh is from TMP in Berkeley.
Then you will start your mat. Beginners will first hook some straight lines, then some wavy lines. Rug hooking is kind of like how you colored in grade school; outline each element then fill it in. The yarns and a hand-drawn pattern on a linen foundation – attached to a Velcro frame for quick, tight adjustment, are included in the registration fee. Assorted rug hooks will be available for you to use or buy, ranging in price from $10-$48. The brass rug hooks are made in Ireland and the linen foundation is woven in Scotland.
Bring scissors and reading glasses if you need them. You are welcome to bring your own rug hooking lap frame or rug hooks. Bring any snacks or beverages you may want during the workshop. We will take casual, short breaks.
Since 2009 Bev has taught and demonstrated rug hooking at fairs, festivals, fiber events and a living history museum. Bev’s hooked rugs are currently for sale at Warner Mountain Weavers.