Primitive Rug Hooking
October 20 - October 26
In this class, you’ll learn how rugs were made by your ancestors. This wonderful folk art is exciting and practical, because of the variety of useful items you can make. You will be learning many new skills and honoring history by using recycled woolen materials—blankets, skirts, trousers, etc. Although there are improved hooks, frames and cutters, many basic fundamentals will be used in this class.
Your project may be a work-in-progress or a new idea you want to develop. All aspects of rug hooking will be covered, including pattern making, finding and processing recycled woolens, dyeing old and new wool and finishing completed works. Expect lots of hands-on teaching in this class. Patsy will contact you in advance to help you plan your project. She will have all the supplies you need and will, if you wish, “color plan” a kit for you. Patsy will also be happy to help you with works-in-progress.
Bring your own patterns, materials and frames, if you have them. Also bring scissors and a notebook. Otherwise, Patsy will have all of the equipment necessary for you to use, and you may purchase frames, patterns, hooks and other supplies and materials from her during class. If you have completed work you’d like to share, feel free to bring it.
Patsy Weich has rug hooking in her blood! She can document four generations of rug hookers in the family, but it could be even more. And her daughter, Leslie, and granddaughter, Ashley, are both accomplished rug hookers. Patsy is an accredited McGown teacher of rug hooking and has done demonstrations and programs on rug hooking for clubs, libraries and other interested groups throughout the Midwest. She attends “hook-ins” and workshops to keep up with this rapidly growing art and for the enjoyment of mixing with other “hookers.” Patsy and her husband, Bob, moved to Green Bay four years ago, after having lived in Door County for 22 years.
Patsy will contact students prior to class.
Level: All Levels
Materials Fee: Project kits will be available for $30 to $150, payable to Patsy during class.
Pricing (per person):
$1045 Dorm Room Package*
$1145 Two-Person Room Package*
$1705 Single-Person Room Package* (limited availability)
$615 Commuter Package** (limited availability)
*package includes tuition, lodging & 16 meals **package includes tuition & 7 meals