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Upcycled Rug Hooking

Our rug hooking class uses upcycled textiles to make a beautiful butterfly pattern! Join Sheila, from Blue Heron rug hooking studio, in transforming ordinary t-shirts into extraordinary rugs bursting with personality. In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the art of rug hooking, blending traditional techniques with eco-friendly flair. Dive into a world of color and texture as we repurpose old textiles into stunning masterpieces. Whether you're a seasoned crafter or a curious beginner, this class promises fun and inspiration for all. Discover the joy of giving new life to old fabrics while creating cozy, one-of-a-kind rugs to cherish. Let's hook into sustainability and style together!

What's included in the class price:

  • Beginner hooking kit including:
    • Hook
    • Backing
    • Transfer paper

What you need to bring to class: 
  • No-Slip hoop, or similar
  • Old t-shirts! Make sure you bring black, if you can, for the main body of the butterfly, then any other colours for the background and the butterfly's wings. There will be some jersey scraps available, but likely not enough black for everyone.
  • Creativity and enthusiasm for upcycling!
Recommended, but optional:
  • 6 inch fabric scissors. We will have some to share, but if you'd like to use your own please bring a pair. 
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Instructor Bio:
Sheila has been hooking rugs since 2002. She is originally from the Annapolis Valley in Nova Scotia and discovered this wonderful art form on a trip to rediscover her roots in 2002. She remembers her grandmother hooking rugs and one of her rugs is on display in her studio.

Believing that there were no rug hookers in British Columbia, she taught herself how to hook and then began attending rug schools in Nova Scotia and Oregon, USA. She became certified as an instructor in Traditional Rug Hooking through the McGown Teacher's Program which is an accredited program across the United States.

She was a Registered Nurse and worked for many years in Private Practice. After retiring as a Rehabilitation Consultant in 2009, she opened the Blue Heron Rug Hooking Studio in Victoria where she teaches classes and organizes workshops for the rug hooking community. She enjoys all styles of rug hooking but has a primary interest in realism and impressionism. She has hooked rugs adapted from the works of Emily Carr, the Group of Seven, and Marion Rose.

Upcycled Rug Hooking

$ 85.00
Includes base kit and hook
Tue, Apr 30, 2024 at 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm
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We are a sewing store dedicated to making sewing as sustainable as possible. We offer sewing machines, supplies, and accessories for sewing enthusiasts, both new and recirculated. With a passion for creativity and craftsmanship, we strive to inspire and support sewists of all levels, offering a diverse range of products and expert guidance.