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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Folk Art Rug Hooking

with Janet Conner, BS


ON SALE - 15% off $39

Low-tech, simple and lots of fun! Easily incorporate rovings, hand-spun and commercial yarns, felting techniques and embellishments after mastering the basics. Learn rug hooking from start to finish with every step demonstrated. Discuss the history and tradition of primitive rug hooking, learn about finding and preparing materials, and research sources for design inspiration. Choose a small mat or chair pad from a variety of simple kits which include everything needed: hook, instructions, design suggestions, binding, burlap, hoop and a selection of one-of- a-kind heirloom and hand-dyed wools ($41-$60, payable to instructor in class). Review the designs/kits at, and email the instructor,, specifying your choice(s). Bring a bag lunch and sharp fabric scissors, if you have some. Check Janet out in our Gallery.

Janet Conner, BS in Art Education from Moore College of Art and Design in PA, is a member of the Saco Valley Fiber Artists and exhibits regionally and at Maine Fiber Arts Center. She and her students' rugs have been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine and the book Finishing Hooked Rugs. Janet published a book in 2016 which draws on her knowledge of important collectible and antique rugs. She teaches Rug Hooking throughout the US and internationally.

  • Mar 30th, 2019
    Sat for 1 week from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

    Will run

Saco LC

207 282 3846

80 Common St
Saco, ME 04072 Get directions

Room: Rm 1

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