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Old Orchard Beach/Saco Adult and Community Education

Folk Art Rug Hooking

with Janet Conner, BS


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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: 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).

Note: Review the designs/kits at and email the instructor,, specifying your choice(s).

Required: Bring a bag lunch and sharp fabric scissors, if you have some.

“She is a wealth of information and is wonderfully passionate about her craft. Love her classes.” - D. Graham

“This is my 3rd Janet Connor course. She just keeps bringing me back - personality, energy and a wealth of information.” - C. Gomberg

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

  • Nov 16th, 2019
    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: Rm 1

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