Rug Hooking with Annie Hayes
Make your own fiber art in the American tradition of using wool strips hooked into burlap.
August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 5 Tuesdays, 6 pm - 9 pm Explore rug hooking’s inherent qualities of freedom, playfulness, and abandon. Learn about historical and contemporary practices of rug hooking and the basic techniques to make your own hooked rug. The first class will include a discussion of the creation of personal images, transferring images to foundation fabric and basic techniques of rug hooking. Pre-registration required. $265/$255 WKC member (includes a $110 fee for materials) Learn about West Kortright Centre membership here. Annie Hayes lives and works in her home near Delhi and in a loft in Lower Manhattan. She has been designing and making primitive hooked rugs for 20 years and has taught numerous workshops, both locally and on a national level. Her special focus is to encourage new rug makers, and to provide them with the skills to develop and make rugs using their own designs. She exhibits her work widely and has been selected a number of times for inclusion in Early American Life magazine’s Directory of Traditional American Crafts, as well as other publications, including The New York Times. Her work can be found in private collections in homes around the country. Visit Annie Hayes' website here. Please note we need a minimum of four participants in this workshop in order for it to happen. In the event you have signed up but we have to cancel, you will receive a notice and a full refund.