Your browser is not optimized for viewing this website.

More information »

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, finding and preparing materials, and researching sources for design inspiration. Choose a small mat or chair pad from a variety of simple kits, which includes hook, instructions, binding, burlap, a 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 kit choice(s).

Janet Conner, BS in Art Education, Moore College of Art & Design, is a member of the Saco Valley Fiber Artists. She exhibits regionally and at ME Fiber Arts Center. Janet’s and her students' rugs have been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine and Finishing Hooked Rugs. Janet published Rug Hooking Traditions with James & Mercedes Hutchinson in 2016. In 2020, she published Magnificent Hooked Rugs, inspired by Western Art History. She teaches throughout the US and internationally.

  • Nov 18th, 2023
    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

Location map for Saco LC

Forgot password?
Staff Log In