Friday September 6, 9 am to 12 pm
Workshop description: Learn to pull loops (so they stay put!) and get the tension just right by experimenting with a variety of wool textures from new and reclaimed fabrics. The Candle Mat is 8” x 11” when complete. Kits vary by colour making each one unique. In two hours students also learn about different rug hooking styles, fibres and finishing techniques. With a little patience and practice you will find your rhythm. Rug hooking will become effortless and enjoyable. You will be ‘hooked’. No previous experience required.
Workshop Location: Almonte Community Centre
Workshop Teacher: Cathy Ivory
Teacher’s business name: BaaBaaBundles
Minimum Number of Participants: 0
Maximum Number of Participants: 10
Fee per student: $40
Fee for supplies (due day of workshop): $95
Payment for supplies, can be made by cash, credit card, Interact on the day of workshop
Description of supplies included: Pattern on Bleached Scottish Linen, 18” x 20”
- 1 rug hooking hook
- Cut wool in various colours and textures
- 1 tapestry needle
- Black yarn to finish edging
- Twill tape of finish back of mat
- Name/Description Label for back of finished mat
- Detailed Instruction Guide
Description of what clients bring: 14” hoop if available. Student may also buy or borrow hoop from teacher.
Teacher: Cathy Ivory has been rug hooking since 2010. She has broaden her knowledge by taking many rug hooking classes at St. Lawrence College through the years. She also belongs to the Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets in Burritts Rapids. Members provide great inspiration and valuable advise!
More than a century ago hooked mats were made with warn out garments. Nothing was wasted. Most of the fabrics Cathy uses are previously loved clothing or blankets, some which are hand-dyed as well.
Cathy is the owner of BaaBaaBundles: her home-based rug hooking/fibre supply shop in Merrickville, Ontario. Visit her by chance or appointment.