I have a copy of Kris Miller’s “Introduction to Rug Hooking” in my hands today.  I found it at our local library.  It’s a great book Kris!  Thank-you for putting the essentials of rug hooking so well in words and photos.  If you’re a beginner I highly encourage you to check out your local library and see if you can find Kris’ book.  If not, check Amazon or her website – Spruce Ridge Studios.  Kris covers history, tools, materials, and techniques in her book.  A very clear description and a great read.  Thanks for writing it Kris!

Had an interesting week business wise.  I wrote up two of the ten courses rather quickly.  But then realized I had given one of my crucial books for developing my Finishing 201 course away!  Hmmm…I’m in the process of re-purchasing that.  I am also halfway done rewriting the From Start to Finish course.

I decided that, what with this situation and taking three online courses at the moment, I needed outside help with my website.  So I hired a website developer to look things over and come at me with ideas.  She did.  We talked for over an hour.  She has some great ideas.  I look forward to seeing the changes that will make my website more functional and appealing.  Please note, the first thing she did was to make the site fully secure.

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UPCOMING CLASS!!!

I am offering an Introductory Rug Hooking class on Feb. 11th, from 1:30-3:30 PM here in Regina, SK, Canada.  I have one space left.  If you’re interested contact me by Monday, Jan. 30th, and I can give you further details.

This two hour class covers a lot of ground.  The primary goal is to teach you simple rug hooking of straight lines and points.  The secondary goal is to give you some time trying out different supplies and materials and seeing what you like to use best before buying.  We’ll also be talking a bit about the history of rug hooking, different tools and materials, where to find them, how to prepare a backing for hooking, and a simple way to finish  your piece.

You use my tools and equipment for the class.  If you want to buy afterwards you can, but you don’t have to purchase from me.  The class costs $75 CAD + the kit costs $25 CAD.  The kit is a 6″ square star mat that can be used as a home decoration item.  You can find samples here.  You have a choice of two of three colors (red, green, and yellow) for the mat – one for the background and one for the star.

These classes are full of learning and fun.  Let me know if you’re interested and come to learn how to rug hook!

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