Rug Hooking with Cheryl Roberts
We will create 12”x12” quilt squares for this class using materials provided by the teacher. We will use wool strips, ribbon, yarn and nylon for this project. You will provide the quilt block pattern of your choosing and will transfer it to the linen backing. We will cut up our wool using a stripping machine and proceed to pull loops up through the backing with a hook. We will learn several techniques of hooking so that even raw beginners can hook in this class.
Hooking takes time so we will probably not finish the whole square but you can finish at home. We will go over the finishing process for a pillow, a mat or a small bag. You will learn how to put colors together and hook in different ways to create your own unique hooked piece.
frame (a quilting hoop 14” in diameter works well)
hook (I will have hooks for sale for $10)
- Cheryl Roberts
I am a certified Mc Gown 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.