Apr 21 2023


1:00 pm - 4:00 pm



421CR: Rug Hooking with Cheryl Roberts


Traditional Hit-or-Miss Rug Hooking

Level: All
$45 plus supply cost (see below)

Do you have bags of yarn pieces left over from knitting projects? Are unsure about how to use up this stash of scraps? The traditional hit-or-miss rug hooking technique was created out of necessity. This is a hooking technique that uses unplanned color changes, often in borders or backgrounds. Pattern is created by randomly hooking strips of varying lengths and colors to fill an area of a rug. Historically used because fabrics were not readily available and a hooker might run out of one fabric before an area of the rug was completed. It is a great way to use up leftover strips of all colors and sizes and textures.


Student provided supplies:

Fabric scissors

Frame or hoop (12 x 12 ) Let us know if you need to borrow a frame

Hook (available from instructor for $12)

$25  (cash or check) paid to the instructor the day of class for linen backing and wool. Please bring whatever yarn you may have to add to your piece.

Instructor provided supplies:

10 x 10 Linen backing, wool and yarn.

Workshop Teacher

  • Cheryl Roberts

    Cheryl began rug hooking in 2003 after inheriting hooking equipment from her Mother-in-Law. Her first rug was a design she drew on linen backing, a gecko. Next, she designed a rug with the image of the family dog and hooked her. By this time she had a passion for rug hooking and signed up to be a trainee at the Southeastern Pearl McGown Workshop in Asheville, NC. Cheryl is certified by the McGown Rug Hooking Guild, she loves teaching and supporting the heritage craft of rug hooking.

    She received a Regional Artist Grant Award for her rug hooking in 2006 and again in 2012. Her 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.