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If you have been wanting to learn how to hook or just improve your technique this is an in person workshop that will help you do that. It is a 2 day workshop a week apart,you will have lots of time with the teacher for questions and hands on instruction. We will have you hooking right away and you will have a chance to practice several techniques. A brief discussion of the history of rug hooking, the equipment, colour planning and how to work with a colour wheel. Day 2 we will resolve any issues you run in to at home and I will demo a finishing technique for the project. This colourful 10x20 mat is fun and quick to hook, you will have all the skills needed to move on to your next project once you have finished this piece. There will be a second pattern which makes a great pillow, 15x15 in a similar pattern.(Picture will be posted as soon as it is hooked)

Class size is limited so you will have lots of student teacher time.

Dates:Sunday Sept 25 and Oct 2nd  9:30- 2:30 or

Thursday Oct 6th and 13th 9;30-2;30

McMartin House Perth Ontario

Class fee $145 kit $115 (HST included in the prices)

You will need a hoop or frame, a hook, small pointy scissors,, but I will have supplies for the class so don't purchase anything until after the class. 


I am running the Thomson workshop again Oct 1st 2022  The workshop is $55 and  runs about 2 hours. We will cover hooking pictorials, deomnstrations of the specific techniques used to re-create the impressionistic style of the paintings, how I dyed the specific colours, and the wool you need for each of the patterns. 

Patterns can be purchased before or after the class as can the wool, as part of a kit or seperately, to fill in gaps in your stash. Purchase of a pattern is not a requirment to take the class. 

Small patterns are approx 12x14 $55, kit with the uncut wool, pattern on linen $165. Large patterns 18x18 $70, kit with uncut wool, pattern on linen $190, plus tax and shipping

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Class starts at 10:30 am (eastern)


Beginner rug hooking workshop. In this 2 day workshop we will cover everything from the basic techniques, wool, equipment and how to finish the project.

Class runs 9:30- 2:30 Sunday Sept 25th and Oct 2nd or Thursday Oct 6th and 13th

Cost $145 kit $115

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Class size will be limited  so there will be lots of time for questions and to review the demos.

Colour Theory Workshop

Do you struggle with your colour plans? The Colour theory workshop is a 6  week course covering the basics, harmonies, value, chroma, contrast, balance and temperature with each week building on the previous classes, taking your understanding and confidence to the next level. Small patterns as in the pictures will be used to put the theory in to practice. A full colour plan will be done in week 5 and everything will be reviewed in week 6. 

Cost for the workshop $285 (includesHST) a kit with the patterns and wool, ($150) is available but not a requirement. A set of coloured pencils is required and a commitment to attempt the homework will add to your learning experience. Each class will run approx. 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Extensive notes and the patterns are emailed each week.

Classes will run in the mornings from 10-11:30/12( Eastern time). May 12th through June 16th,2022

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Finishing workshop

In this workshop I will demonstrate several different methods of finishing your projects. For rugs that go on the floor I will show you two different methods for whipping the edges. Other methods will be how to finish a pillow, show bindings and for pictorials an inexpensive way to double mat your piece using foam core. I will guide you from start to finish and you will get notes on each technique. 

Workshop fee is $45 date Dec. 15th 2020,starting at 10am Eastern. 

Class will run approx. 2 hours.

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Class size is limited.


Untangling Colour

I love teaching dye classes but my studio is too small to have students here and it is hard to find the appropriate location, but now because we can do classes by Zoom, my studio will be just the right size. The classes run approx. 90 minutes

Techniques will be, basic dyeing, stained glass/spot dyeing, painting on wool, swatches plus a couple of quick experiments. Dyeing and colour theory go hand in hand so in each class  I will discuss one aspect of the theory as it applies to dyeing and rug hooking. there will be comprehensive notes for each technique which will be emailed after each class and colour samples for the 3 dye companies will be mailed to each student.

If you think you would like to try this, email me and I will send you more information.

Dates: The classes will run 4 days over 2 weeks in Sept 2021. The classes will be recorded so if you have to miss one it will be available after the class. 

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 $200 includes the tax. 


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Beginner Rug Hooking Workshop Fall 2019

The next dates for the Beginner Workshop have been booked. Sept 21st &28th,  2019 at McMartin House in Perth. 

The workhshop will cover basic techniques, finishing and much more. Lots of individual attention will ensure you are confident to complete the project. 

The workshop fee includes a choice of the sunflower, moose or loon pattern, wool, notes and a hook. There is some flexibility on the colour choices.

Registration deadline is Sept 9th, a deposit of $85 is required to confirm your spot, balance due first day of class.

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The workshop fee is $185

Wheat Field and Cypresses

This class will be run in the spring 2018, contact Carol This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to get your name on the waiting list.

In the class we will discuss how to hook to acheive similar effects as Van Gogh does in the paintings. 

Class fee $90 includes the pattern on Traditional LInen, Wheatfields can be done on Primitive Linen for a wide cut. Both patterns are approx. 16x22. I encourage students to bring wool from their "stash" and I will also have a selection of suitable colours available for purchase. 

Starry Night

Sept 21,2017 there will be a Van Gogh workshop hosted by the Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets branch. There are a few spots available so please contact me for information about the class. 
There are 2 pattern choices, Starry Night or Wheatfield and Cypresses


What do ewe think...

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