May 28 2022


1:30 pm - 4:30 pm



528CR: Rug Hooking using T-shirts with Cheryl Roberts

Rug Hooking with T-shirts

Level: All
$48 plus supply cost (see below)

Try your hand at rug hooking using new or used T-Shirts.

Its a great way to up-cycle materials to make durable washable rugs. Students will be provided with either the large prepared linen backing (34″ x 23″ $35) or (24″ x 19″ $20).  Guided by templates and visual aides students will draw their own pattern on the provided backing.  Choosing a geometric pattern or less fussy line drawing for this project is recommended, for inspiration check Google rug patterns even online retailers for great ideas.

Student provided supplies:

Washed t-shirts (6-10 adult-sized t-shirts depending your chosen size mat, more if they are kids sized)

Fabric scissors and Rotary cutter

Frame or hoop (14″x 14″or large)

Hook (available from instructor)

Instructor provided supplies: To be paid directly to the instructor the day of class

Linen backing ($35 or $20 see above description)

Rug hook ($12)


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.