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Fiber Art

Primitive Rug Hooking: Beginning Techniques

Course Overview

If you have longed for a therapeutic yet utilitarian craft, then rug hooking is for you! 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. In this class, each student will hook a small design that can be used as a rug, wall hanging, table mat or pillow top. Proper techniques of hooking and finishing will be taught. There will also be an opportunity to choose and color plan a second project to take home and work on.

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