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B12 Painting with Wool: An Artistic Approach to Rug Hooking

Description: In this class, beginners and intermediate students will be taught the basics of rug hooking: how to use a frame and hook, how to manipulate the wool strips through a linen backing, and how to complete the pattern. Once the technique is mastered, the instructors will show how to break traditional rules by using unusual fibers and new ideas of design. Students will also learn about color and dyeing. Each student will create a finished piece.

Additional Fees: A $20 materials fee will be paid to the instructor at the first class. This will include linen, wool strips and a hook. The student will need to buy an embroidery frame/hoop. Linen will be available for sale for extra pieces.

Suggested Reading: We will bring books, magazines and patterns and provide information about online sites.

Instructor: Nancy Slye and Lucy Clark are both outstanding rug hookers living in the Shenandoah Valley. For over 30 years Nancy has enjoyed spinning, fiber, weaving, knitting, and dyeing. Several years ago, she took a class with Lucy Clark and fell in love with the art of painting with wool. Her works can be found in several craft shops in Virginia. Lucy has a lifelong interest in the arts and is a student of Mary Sheppard Burton, internationally renowned rug hooking artist and teacher. Lucy has had 23 years of rug hooking original designs and hand dyeing the woolen fabric used in hooking. She was a first place winner in the Original Category of CELEBRATIONS 1995 and finalist in 2000.


Payment Information: Payment is due at time of registration and must be made by credit card (AMEX, MasterCard, Visa and Discover.) There is a $5 credit card convenience fee assessed at the time of payment. You will be redirected to the payment web site after clicking submit. Please have your credit card ready. Once payment is successfully completed, you will receive a payment receipt and a registration confirmation by email.

Withdrawal/Refund Policy: You may cancel your registration up to one week before the class start date, and receive a full refund (minus any credit card processing fees.) After that date, no refunds will be given.

For registration questions, please contact Lifelong Learning Institute at or 540/568.2923.

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