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Artistry of Rug Hooking
Rachelle LeBlanc, Fiber Artist
Broadcast from the Leighton Centre
April 13th, 2013

A one day introductory rug hooking class where you will learn the necessary techniques to create or improve your own rug hooking project.

This is a one day introductory rug hooking class where you will learn the necessary techniques to create or improve your own rug hooking project. The classes run for one day from 10:00am to 4:00pm. The cost of the class includes a step by step instruction book, the kit called “View from the Leighton” designed exclusively for this workshop with an image of an Alberta Foothills, hook, pattern on linen, and wool to complete the project.

In this workshop, students will be shown new ways to use rug hooking as a creative tool for self expression. Students will learn how to create movement using the techniques of transitional and directional hooking of color. Nothing in nature is straight or even in width; the same rule applies to rug hooking. Treat the wool strips the same way you would use a paint brush. Some areas of color will be wider then others and nothing should be straight. Use narrower strips towards the horizon and the wider strips towards the foreground by trimming the strips as needed.

The wool strips included in the kit have been cut with #8 and #6 blades. Students need to bring a 12″ to 14″ hoop and a pair of fabric scissors. For more information go to http://www.leightoncentre.org.

Rachelle LeBlanc
The Leighton Centre
Canadian Craft Centre