The Artful Mat

Judy Brock
Saturday & Sunday, August 12-13, 10am-4pm
All materials provided; $30 paid to instructor
$125 member / $165 non-member

Rug or mat hooking is a uniquely North American fiber art. It typically involves using a simple hook to pull continuous loops of fabric strips through a woven foundation. Pioneers of this art form drew their own designs and utilized recycled scraps of fabric. Participants in this workshop, in addition to making their own 8×10-inch hooked mat, will learn about the history of rug hooking and see examples of various design styles that have evolved over the years.

Participants will want to bring sharp, pointed scissors with them to class, and on the second day, needle and appropriate colored thread for hemming the mat.

Rug hooks and project kits will be provided for a $30 fee to be paid to the instructor on the first day. Frames to stabilize the linen while hooking will be available for your use during the workshop.

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