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Traditional Rug Hooking

With Holly Kingdon

The date for this educational opportunity has passed.

Get hooked on this traditional fibre art that frees you to follow your imagination! Originally developed as a way to warm the floors of drafty houses, rug hooking has evolved into a contemporary art form, using both new and recycled materials.

In this class you will learn the essentials of rug hooking, from the basic materials and equipment you need, and beyond! After choosing from a selection of designs, you will learn how to transfer the design to the backing and, finally, how to hook it. You will never again be held back by having to buy a pattern or kit.

Date: Saturday April 6, 2019, 10:00am – 4:00pm
Location: Leighton Art Centre’s historic Education Centre studios
Fee: $170 (includes all required supplies)

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Holly Kingdon discovered rug hooking in 1999, while on a trip to the east coast of Canada. She instantly fell in love with the freedom and creativity of the art form and has been rug hooking ever since. Holly is an accredited teacher with the Western Canadian Rug Hooking Education Association. She has been teaching beginner and advanced rug hooking as well as felting techniques for over 10 years. Holly is a member of the Sheep Creek Weavers as well as the former President of the Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts in Calgary.