Instructor’s Name: Holly Kingdon


Workshop Title: Traditional Rug Hooking for Beginners


Workshop Description: 

Bring out your inner hooker!  Rug Hooking is a traditional fibre art using new and recycled wool fabric, cut and woven through a burlap backing to create beautiful rugs and wall hangings. In this class you will learn the basics of rug hooking.   From the basic materials and equipment you need and beyond! 

After choosing a design (either mine or your own simple pattern), you will learn how to transfer the design to the backing and, finally, how to hook it.  You will never be held back by having to buy a commercial pattern or kit (unless you want to).  In Rug Hooking, you are free to follow your imagination and create as you enjoy.  You will surely be hooked!


Date(s): November 17, 2022 


Time(s): 10 - 4 


Format: In person with a zoom option for those who choose not to attend in person. Please note that the kit fee is higher for those who choose the zoom option

 [Zoom to be managed by the workshop committee] 


Maximum Capacity: 12 


Materials: The materials needed to complete a 10X10" project (except the whipping wool for finishing) will be provided for a kit fee. 

Kit fee for In person participants:  $65- $70 (depending on materials chosen). 

Kit fee for Zoom participants: $80. If you plan to attend by Zoom, please register early enough to make arrangements to pick up the materials before the workshop - contact to make arrangements. The higher fee is due to the preparation of the kit materials in advance such as assembly, cutting materials, etc.

$20 is refundable if participants choose to return their hook upon completion of their project. 



In person participants will need a small, sharp pair of scissors, a 14" quilting frame or 9 x 12" wooden frame and a sharpened pencil. Online students will also need a 12" ruler and black permanent Sharpie marker (must be a sharpie).


Please note: Instructor has a number of quilting frames which can be borrowed with a $40 deposit.  

Please bring lunch and a drink


Holly Kingdon has been rug hooking since 1999, and teaching since 2008. She has won several awards for her work. She is a certified rug hooking instructor through the Western Canada Rug Hooking Education Association. 


Rug Hooking for Beginners November 17

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