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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Folk Art Rug Hooking

with Janet Conner, BS


Low-tech, simple and lots of fun! Learn rug hooking from start to finish with every step demonstrated. Easily incorporate rovings, hand-spun and commercial yarns, felting techniques, and embellishments after mastering the basics. Discuss the history and tradition of primitive rug hooking and 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: hook, instructions, binding, burlap, hoop and a selection of one-of-a-kind heirloom and hand-dyed wools ($41-$60, payable to instructor in class).

Required: Proof of registration. Bring lunch and a pair of sharp fabric scissors. Review designs/kits at Email at the time of registration specifying your choice(s).

Janet Conner, BS in Art Education from Moore College of Art & Design, is a member of the Saco Valley Fiber Artists and exhibits regionally and at ME Fiber Arts Center. Rug Hooking Magazine and Finishing Hooked Rugs have featured her and her students' rugs. In addition, Janet published Magnificent Hooked Rugs in 2020, drawing on her knowledge of important collectible and antique rugs. She teaches throughout the US and internationally.

  • Nov 19th, 2022
    Sat for 1 week from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

Saco LC

(207) 282-3846

80 Common St
Saco, ME 04072 Get directions

Room: Open Rm

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