Rug Hooking Workshop

With Annie Hayes
Four Tuesdays, June 2–23, 6:30–8:30 PM
Pre-registration is required; Ages 12 and up.
$110 for 4 classes (WKC member rate); $130 (non WKC member)

Handmade hooked rugs are rooted in the early American tradition of making coverings for the floor using wool strips from old garments hooked into burlap. In this workshop, we will use our own designs, transfer them to linen, and learn the fundamentals of making a hooked rug.

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Annie Hayes makes handmade hooked rugs of hand-dyed and as-is wools on linen using her personal designs. She has participated in several gallery exhibitions and her work has been featured in The New York Times, Early Homes, Old-House Interiors, Early American Life Directory, and Kaatskill Life, and she is a juried member of

Celebrating the Arts & Life in the Catskills!

This is our 40th Year of Celebrating the Arts & Life in the Catskills!


The West Kortright Centre is a thriving arts & community center in a bucolic farm valley that has been celebrating the arts and life in the northern Catskills since 1975.

• Outstanding Performances
• Shakespeare in the Valley
• Compelling Workshops
• Stellar Gallery Exhibits
• Annual Gala Dance
• Landscape & Garden Tour
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The Centre, known for presenting fine programming in an acoustically warm and intimate auditorium, has enticed hundreds of musicians, actors, writers and other performers from as far away as Ireland, Italy, Zaire, Ukraine, Jamaica, Angola, Palestine, Uganda, Cuba, Haiti, Peru, Zimbabwe, Mali, Sweden, Morocco, Israel, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Argentina, and Brazil.

Artists presented at The West Kortright Centre include composers John Cage, Meredith Monk, Peter Schickele, and Virgil Thompson; poets Allen Ginsberg, Sekou Sundiata, and Hayden Carruth; [Read More…]