Pulling fibers through a woven foundation to create a utilitarian rug. We will learn two different techniques using a simple hook. We will start a simple primitive piece pulling half inch wool fabric through a canvas to make a simple pictorial piece of historic flowers, leaves and vines. This will make hooked loops of fabric on you surface. Besides rug hooking we will learn Tambour which pulls fibers through the canvas but lays down your stitch on the surface as a chain of loops through another loop to make our vines. Other stitches will be demonstrated that could be used in your piece to vary your textures. Just bring along a pair of scissors and a kit of a hook, cut wool fabric and yarns and a foundation and a hoop will be provided.
Rose Ann Hunter has been a textile structuralist for the last thirty years. She was chosen in 2005 as craftsperson-in-residence at Old Sturbridge Village in traditional rug making 1790 to 1850 and lectures at various museums, conferences and guilds throughout New England and the US. She has adapted and developed over 30 techniques of rug making by recycling fabrics that are sewn, knitted or crocheted into folk art.
$105 members; $130 nonmembers
Please bring along a pair of scissors. A kit with other necessary materials will be provided. All class registrations will close 1 week prior to the event.