Rug Hooking: More Than Pulling Loops

June 27 - June 28


Rug Hooking: More Than Pulling Loops

Weekend One (2-day): June 27 - 28, 2020. Classes run 9 am – 4 pm daily and students are welcome to stay late in their studio.

Rug Hooking: More Than Pulling Loops

Bring new life to textiles and learn to design a rug using old t-shirts.  In this two-day workshop, Sheila will discuss the factors involved in designing and hooking a rug that will bring years of enjoyment.  The first day will focus on the types of fabrics that can be used in hooking rugs and different methods of cutting the fabric, as well as designing  a rug.  This will include the purpose, sources of inspiration, styles, copyright issues, drawing and current technology to help with the design.  The second day will be spent hooking the rug that will include a review of basic rug hooking techniques, color planning (making colors “pop”), methods of cutting t-shirts and finishing techniques.  Students will hook with coloured t-shirts available from second-hand or thrift shops.

  • Student Supply List: (Click HERE): Students are responsible for bringing the supplies listed.
  • Materials Fee: $9
  • Course Prerequisites: none
  • Course Level: All Skill Levels

Price: $323

Prices are listed in Canadian Dollars and include daily lunch/snacks, relevant materials fees and any applicable taxes


Sheila has been hooking rugs since 2002. She is originally from Nova Scotia and discovered this wonderful art form on a trip to rediscover her roots. She remembers her grandmother hooking rugs and has one of these rugs on display in her studio. Believing that there were no rug hookers in British Columbia, she taught herself how to hook and then began attending rug schools in Nova Scotia and Oregon, USA. She became certified as an instructor in Traditional Rug Hooking through the McGown Teacher's Program which is an accredited program across the United States.

Click here to read more about SHEILA STEWART

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