Beginner Hooking Class – Two Solitudes Heart Pattern

January 18, 2020 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
Parris House Wool Works
546 Paris Hill Road
South Paris
Maine 04281
Elizabeth Miller


Would you like to learn the heritage art of North American rug hooking in an easy going, relaxed environment?

Join us for a two session (second follow-up session scheduled at the students’ convenience) hooking class where our project is the Two Solitudes table mat/wall hanging

Session One – Getting Started, January 18th, 9 AM – 1 PM: Introduction to hooking including some history of the craft, an overview of styles, how to choose hooking wools and other materials, tools, rules, tips, and tricks, and getting started on our projects.

Session Two – Finishing, TBD according to student preference, individually or as a class: Steaming, serging, and finishing our projects with the binding material of your choice. Offered finishing techniques will be twill tape binding, corded wool binding, and whipstitch binding.

All materials are provided and included in the price except the hooking frames, which will be on loan to you for the duration of the course. At the end of the course you may opt to purchase any of the frames (numerous models) we have available in the shop, or ask for guidance on purchasing a frame elsewhere.

Materials included in the price of the course are: hook, 12″ x 12″ pattern hand drawn on high quality serged linen, all wool and materials needed to complete the pattern, printed class materials and resources bound in a folder, rug binding materials (twill tape, corded wool, or yarn) including needle and thread, unlimited access to the instructor for questions and assistance in between classes, optional participation in a students’ FB discussion group, refreshments during class, new friends and a new craft!

I hope you will join us for this fun class!