Rug Hooking with Alternate Fibres

Friday September 6, 1 pm to 4 pm

Workshop description: In this 3 hour class, you will learn to pull loops of every imaginable fibre or fabric through just about any backing material. Students are provided with a blank piece of linen 18” x 20”. Design your own pattern or the teacher can suggest a simple image. Students will also have a choice of materials which include yarns, rovings, stretch velvets and synthetics to start their project. Students are encouraged to bring any fabrics, ribbons, lace or fibres to learn how to cut and incorporate them. Prerequisite: Basic rug hooking experience.
Workshop Location: Almonte Community Centre
Teacher’s Business Name: BaaBaaBundles
Minimum Participants: 0
Maximum Participants: 10
Fee Per Student: $40
Fee For Supplies (due day of workshop): $40

Payment of supplies, cash, credit card
Description of supplies included: Bleached Scottish Linen: 18” x 20”, 1 Fibre Knot, 1 Bag of Bling (velvets, silks & synthetics) OR 1/2 yd. stretch velvet
Note: hooks and hoops also available for sale or to borrow from teacher
Description of what clients bring: rug hooking hook(s), 14” hoop or frame, scissors to cut synthetics (not your good fabric shears)
Additional Information: Teacher: Cathy Ivory has been rug hooking since 2010. She has taken rug hooking classes at St. Lawrence College through the years. She also belongs to the Rideau Valley Boots & 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 fabrics Cathy uses are previously loved clothing, including silk saris and scarves, 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.