619CR: Rug Hooking Landscape with Cheryl Roberts
Workshop Fee: $75
Please note that you will not finish your entire piece during the workshop. Rug hooking takes a lot of time and students will be prepared with the information they need to finish their work at home.
Students will be hooking a landscape 11 ½” x 18” from wool strips and yarn using visual aides. Bring a favorite photo or picture to use as an aide to guide you in drawing a landscape on your linen backing. Your drawing does not need much detail as the piece will “evolve” as you hook. Bring some yarn you think would add dimension to the landscape. Wool strips will be provided along with the linen backing. There is no cost for the wool strips. We will learn several rug-hooking techniques with this piece and beginners or advanced hookers are welcome! Students are required to pay $15 for the linen backing material, in cash or check during class.
- 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.