Rug Hooking with Cheryl Roberts (803CR)
August 3, 2017
Tuition: $85 + $65 for materials
Rug Hooking-Crewel Style
In this class we will use wool strips, yarn, ribbon and nylon to create flowers and plants to fill our 12×12 mat. You will learn embroidery stitches that are used in crewel and rug hooking in addition to the normal tail loop and tail stitching. The art of shading, using a variety of colors, all hand dyed by the instructor, will be taught.
Please bring your drawing to class, you will then learn how to transfer your image to the linen backing provided. Flowers, trees and plants drawn in a whimsical fashion will create a beautiful mat that may be turned into a pillow, purse, or wall hanging. Hooks ($10) will be available for purchase.
Materials not provided by instructor for students to bring:
- Sharp Scissors
- Frame (either a 12″ round quilting loop or a rug hooking frame)
I am a certified McGown rug hooking teacher. I love to teach, as it is a way to carry on the rug hooking tradition. I began hooking in 2003 after I inherited rug hooking equipment from my Mother-in-Law. My first rug was a design I drew on linen backing, a gecko. I then drew my pet dog on backing and hooked her. By this time I had a passion for rug hooking and therefore signed up to be a trainee at the Southeastern McGown Workshop in Asheville.
In 2006 I received a Regional Artist Grant Award for rug hooking and again in 2012 I was awarded a grant to help with the expenses of developing my own patterns. My work has been exhibited at the Country Inn Rug Hooking workshop in Ridge, N.H., Caraway Rug Hooking workshop in Asheboro, N.C., Southeastern Teachers workshop in Asheville, N.C. and in galleries in West Jefferson and Boone.