Wednesday, February 13, 2019 from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM PST
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Northwest Yarns 
1401 Commercial Street
Bellingham, WA 98225

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Northwest Yarns 

Rug Hooking for Beginners 

This beginners' primitive wool rug hooking class covers all aspects of a small rug project! It will introduce you to a step by step process that may be used for other wool rug projects, (whether you are inspired to design your own, or purchase a pattern and/or kit for a new project). 

It will introduce you to how to select and prepare foundation cloth, how to trace patterns on tulle netting, what tools will work best, how to select and cut wool or yarn, how to hook and how to finish your project.
This seminar provides a kit to create a 5"x5" wool mug rug.

Each student will be able to select 1 of 7 patterns to use for their rug: including an octopus, a dragonfly, and a coffee cup and saucer.

Attendees will learn how to complete a primitive wool rug project, from transferring a pattern to the foundation cloth, preparing the foundation cloth, cutting wool strips (noodles), or yarn, hooking the rug and finishing the edges.

Instruction fee: $55 for a 3 hour class
Date: 2/13/19
Time: 4-7pm

Additional Materials fee $35 available for purchase from Northwest Yarns: 
Students will recieve a 10% discount on all material purchased for the class

  • 7" non-slip hoop
  • Joan Moshimer Primitive Hook
  • 12" square of monkscloth foundation

Kit includes:

  • The pattern to complete the 5"x5" mug rug project: including an octopus, a dragonfly, and a coffee cup and saucer (choose 1 of 7) 
  • Wool noodles in a variety of colors for completing the project
  • Tule netting for tracing pattern

Supplies from home

  • Small scissors
  • Sharpie
  • Painters tape or needle and thread and pins for finishing edges of monks cloth

About the instructor:

Robin has been in love with all kinds of fiber artistry since she was a little girl.

She hooked yarn rugs and learned to crochet and knit.
Through her college years she managed stress through wool embroidery "crewel' hand work. Postgraduate school, during her family years and career (as a software and technology company exec) she knit, felt, crocheted, and did macrame projects off and on. 
About 10 years ago she became interested in primitive rug hooking, for its simplicity, functionality and repurposed nature. She has designed a number of her own rugs based on experiences and scenes she loves.

Robin creates wool appliqué hand embroidery and has studied stitch work embellishment from Sue Spargo and Lisa Bongean.
Robin has designed a number of knitted/felted project patterns as well as rug patterns for The Quilted Trillium and she regularly travels and assists Dee at quilt shows.