Learn Traditional Rug Hooking with Tee Shirts! (in person)
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Learn Traditional Rug Hooking with Tee Shirts! (in person)

Traditional Rug Hooking with a hook, not a latch hook or a punch hook is a soothing craft that was born from thrift and necessity in the maritime areas of North America.  Old clothing was cut up and hooked through a backing to create rugs and other fiber items for the home.  What better represents our old clothing than t-shirts?  Too often these seemingly throw away items clog our landfills and are even shipped by the ton out our country to become someone else's problem.

In this class we will learn the basics of traditional rug hooking and how to cut up t-shirts to turn them into yarn.  Do you crochet?  The unique cutting skills you learn in the class will allow you to crochet with t-shirt yarn and perhaps you will learn to love another "hook" in the process.  To practice the skill of traditional rug hooking, we will be making a mug rug.  Punch hookers, learning traditional hooking will expand your skills and add so much creativity to your projects.  One can hook with so many more materials than can fit in a punch needle.  

Your kit is included in your class fee and includes monk's cloth and t-shirt yarn. 

Additional items to bring to class - Coarse or Primitive Rug Hook.

Students have access to a shop gripper frame during class. Bring your own gripper frame if you would like. 

Skill Level: Beginner
Skill Details:
Instructor: Rebecca Martin
Instructor Bio: Rebecca Martin is a passionate fiber artist and educator based in Longmont, Colorado. Her studio is filled with all things wool, however, rug hooking, both punch needle and traditional, take center stage. She is a certified Oxford Punch Needle Rug Hooking instructor, and in the process of becoming a McGown certified teacher for traditional rug hooking. Rebecca's creative work and articles about the craft have been published in Rug Hooking Magazine and the ATHA magazine. Online lectures for guilds and Rug Hooking Magazine have been a fun way for her to expand her teaching. In the summer of 2021 Rebecca had the opportunity to teach a 4 day retreat at Sauder Village Rug week, in Ohio. When not teaching or writing, Rebecca can be found hovering over her dye pots, creating rug yarn for her company StoryTeller Wool.
Price includes kit describe in class description.

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