We are so excited to welcome Rug Hooking into our family of products. It’s been a long time coming. As a child my Nana taught me how to Rug Hook. I remember spending hours stripping the wool, watching her do her thing. I remember how beautiful they looked once completed. I never knew wool could inspire such beautiful pieces. Her speciality was scenes. And how she loved it so.
Well now its time to bring Rug Hooking into our little family again. We are honored to announce this first class with Judy Brown.
This beginner class is great for someone interested in trying out this art form. All supplies will be provided. The class is a full day and at the end you will have a piece to take home and continue to work on.
Cost includes the canvas, wool and hooks and of course we will feed you lunch. Please bring scissors. We will have hoops for you to use for the class and if you choose to purchase one at the end of class you are most welcome. $160 which includes a $5 deposit for the hoop which will be returned if you choose not to keep the hoop or deducted from the cost of the hoop. (The cost is $35.00)
Class size is limited so sign up now.
I was first introduced to rug hooking in 2013 by Lisa Chaloner, the wife of our minister at the church I attended. Her hooking would frequently come up during her husband’s sermons. This piqued my curiosity and I approached her about taking the classes she held at her home. After learning the basics I was on my way, and honestly, I was hooked to this new art that I had never heard of before.
The cold winter’s of New England (where traditional rug hooking began) allowed me a lot of time to perfect my hooking and learn more about it. After working with Lisa for a year I asked her about dyeing wool. I didn’t always like waiting for her to dye it for me so decided to learn myself. I bought books on dyeing, the supplies and took a dyeing class and found that dyeing wool was as much fun as hooking.
I’ve taken numerous rug hooking classes in the northeast to improve my skills over the years. I have taught classes on Dataw Island through the Visual Arts Club. I am very passionate about my hooking dyeing and not only love to show it off but to let others know about this wonderful art.
I moved here from New Hampshire three years ago with my husband of 30 years, Steve. I have two beautiful daughters, Katherine an R.N. in Hartford, CT and Elizabeth a Mechanical/Robotic Engineer in Littleton, MA.