RHGNS February 2024

Virtual Rug Hooking School

Course Overview

Online registration begins on Saturday, January 6, 2024 at 12:30 pm Atlantic

Registration closes January 19th.  No refunds after January 19th.  RHGNS Rug School reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment.   Registration will be refunded if a class is cancelled.

For additional information or questions, please contact the following Rug School Committee members:

Acting Director & Rug Display – Paula Kenny 902-629-0340 kenny_paula@hotmail.com
Registrar – Debbie Smith 902-766-4494 rhgns.registrar@gmail.com

Demystifying Hit & Miss

Beginner Rug Hooking Pattern for Ellen Tancocks 2022 Virtual Rug School Class

Designed, hooked and photographed by Shirley Joyce

Instructor:  Shirley Joyce, Nova Scotia

Can you put a new twist on a hit and miss? Should it really be random? Is it cheating to plan your colours? Does it always have to be in little squares? So many questions! This course will try to answer all of them plus many more you haven’t thought about. This is no longer your Granny’s floor mat but it’s still a great way to use up lots of leftover worms. Let’s do a little planning and get hooking.

 

Course Length:

2 days

Feb 3rd & 10th

Course Level:

Basic

Cost: $75

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Monochromatic Crewel

Designed, hooked and photographed by Ann Jones

Adams Hall Runner designed by Ruth Hall Design, from the archives of W. Cusing & Co., unknown Rug Hooker

Designed, hooked and photographed by Ann Jones

Adams Hall Runner designed by Ruth Hall Design, from the archives of W. Cusing & Co., left rug hooked by Joan Moshimer, right side rug hooked by Lisanne Miller

Designed, hooked and photographed by Ann Jones
Designed, hooked and photographed by Ann Jones

Monochromatic Crewel designs, part of the original Old Sturbridge Village Designs by Pearl K McGown, paret of the W. Cusing & Co. extensive pattern line.  Top one hooked by Nadine Chounet. Bottom on hooked by Judy Shields. 

Instructor:  Lisanne Miller, Maine

Do you have a favorite color and seem to gather that color in wool and in all shades and textures? Have you admired the Crewel rug hooking patterns but did not know where to start? Then this is the workshop for you!

The monochromatic crewel workshop will work within a limited palette, with tones, textures and values of one color on a crewel pattern. You will learn how to create depth, definition, and subtle shading but in one color palette. This will teach you to stretch your use of color, direction of hooking and so much more. The pattern choices for this workshop vary, we have 5 patterns in particular that are only 14 x 16 and will allow you “test and taste” this process without committing to a huge rug. Hope you will join in the fun!

Link to Patterns

https://wcushing.com/?s=crewel&post_type=product

 

 

Course Length:

4 days

Feb 3 & 4, 10 & 11

Course Level:

Basic

Cost: $150

Primitive 3D Rabbit (Wide cut)

Beginner Rug Hooking Pattern for Ellen Tancocks 2022 Virtual Rug School Class

Bea, designed by Heavens to Betsy,  hooked and photographed by Suzanne Chaddock

Beginner Rug Hooking Pattern for Ellen Tancocks 2022 Virtual Rug School Class

Vera, designed by Heavens to Betsy, hooked and photographed by Jayne Nevins

Instructor:  Suzanne Chaddock, Ontario

Wondering what to do with those pieces of too thin or too thick wool?

WIDE cut, primitive 3D Rabbit (10 x 19) is perfect for those pieces as we will be ripping our wool into strips ½ to ¾ inch wide, size of a 10-cut strip. For fun, add buttons, velvet, sari silk or yarn, a proddy or sculptured fluffy tail and whiskers.

Their back is small pieces of wool or material hand stitched together or if you prefer, hand stitch one full piece of material to the hooked front. Quilt batting is ideal for stuffing although my suggestion is to recycle those ends of wool or odd pieces you usually discard as it makes great stuffing.

The carrot can be hooked with wool or yarn. When completed, a ribbon or bandana can be added to their neck and maybe a back pocket to hold the carrot.

 

Course Length:

2 days

Feb 3rd & 10th

Course Level:

Basic

Cost: $75

Rosehips in the Snow

Beginner Rug Hooking Pattern for Ellen Tancocks 2022 Virtual Rug School Class

Designed, hooked and photographed by Margaret Angel

Instructor:  Margaret Angel, Newfoundland

This is a small tabletop project about 5” x 4” x 3” with a hooked base and a 3D stump work component using a variety of materials and techniques such as wire wrapping, bead work, felting, and/or needle punch hooking in addition to hooking the base and the stump work embellishments.

The $75.00 kit includes: wire, fleece, weaver’s cloth, Valdani threads, beads, punch needle and threader, felting needle, linen backing, beading needle, 4 “ hoop. Shipping is included if in Canada.

You will also need: rug hooking equipment, assorted cut wools and/or yarn for the base and whipped edge; small pieces of wool fabric for padding and base, wire cutters, tweezers, and darning needle.

Course Length:

2 days

Feb 10th & 11th

Course Level:

Intermediate

Cost: $75

Sculpted Celtic Heart

Beginner Rug Hooking Pattern for Ellen Tancocks 2022 Virtual Rug School Class
Beginner Rug Hooking Pattern for Ellen Tancocks 2022 Virtual Rug School Class

Designed, hooked and photographed by Anne Inder

Instructor:  Anne Inder, Newfoundland

Just in time for Valentine’s Day! Create a 10”x10” sculpted Celtic Heart design using #14 and #10 Oxford Punch.

We will review basic punch needle technique and extend your skill level to include sculpting, plus learn to clean, steam, hem, and complete your piece.  A #8 Punch needle is also recommended if you have one.

Three levels of kits are available:

#1 Digital pattern only $10;

#2 Pattern on 16”x16” Monk’s cloth or rug warp plus 3 colours Briggs and Little wool yarn $45; and

#3 Same as kit #2 plus 1 punch needle. Plus shipping $20 for #2 and #3; allow min. 2 weeks.

 

Course Length:

2 days

Feb 3rd & 10th

Course Level:

Intermediate

Cost: $75

Stained Glass

Beginner Rug Hooking Pattern for Ellen Tancocks 2022 Virtual Rug School Class

Designed by Iris Simpson, hooked and photographed by Jayne Nevins

Instructor:  Jayne Nevins, Ontario

Come enjoy the beauty of stained glass featuring Nova Scotia’s provincial fruit – the blueberry. Learn about reproducing the stained glass look in the leading and motifs, then discuss techniques used for hooking the background glass and the effects of directional hooking. Learn about blueberries at the same time.

A traceable digital pattern designed by Iris Simpson is $5 or buy a kit including wool on rug warp for $30. These discussions can also apply to another pre-approved pattern.

Course Length:

2 days

Feb 3rd & 10th

Course Level:

Basic

Cost: $75

For additional information or questions, please contact the following Rug School Committee members:

Acting Director & Rug Display – Paula Kenny 902-629-0340 kenny_paula@hotmail.com
Registrar – Debbie Smith 902-766-4494 rhgns.registrar@gmail.com