Rug Hooking Class with Artisan Beth Miller | October 27, 2018
Join Beekman Artisan Elizabeth Miller in this rug hooking class, with three projects to choose from.
Keep your table protected from your drinks with a handcrafted mug rug coaster. Not your scene? Learn how to bring a bit of aromatherapy into your home by creating your own herb sachet. You can also choose to decorate your walls by hooking your own hanging textile.
This class is meant to be accessible to beginners. You will learn the basic technique of hooking and then the finishing process, including serging, steaming, and binding. Also covered will be a short history of rug hooking, how to select materials, and more. Beth will provide a variety of quality hooking wools, both "as is" types in textured fabrics (stripes, plaids, et al) and some of her own hand-dyed wools. Additionally, sari silks, yarns, curly locks, roving, ribbon, and a variety of other alternative materials and embellishments (buttons and beads for example) will be provided.
A beginner hook will be included as part of the kit. Beth will have a variety of other hooks to try and purchase if desired. A beginner rug hooking frame and flannel frame cover will be provided that students may borrow for the duration of the class. Frames and frame covers will also be available for purchase at the end of class.
Please bring: A small pair of scissors (embroidery scissors are perfect), a small container or pocket for holding your "snips" or scraps that are trimmed while hooking, your creativity and imagination!
Instructor Bio: Beth founded Parris House Wool Works in 2011. It is a studio for all things rug hooking with a mission to perpetuate the craft into the next century through teaching and public outreach. Beth has taught hooking workshops at the Squam Art Workshops in Holderness, NH, the Sabbathday Lake Shaker Village in New Gloucester, Maine, Portfiber in Portland, Maine, the Stitchery in Portsmouth, RI, in other local venues, and in her studio in Paris, Maine. Her work has been featured in Making Magazine and Rug Hooking Magazine.
Beth was a wildcard finalist in the 2014 Martha Stewart American Made Awards, and is a member of Maine Made: America’s Best. She lives with her husband Bill, her Rough Collie, Wyeth, and big orange tabby, Tesla in their 1818 Federal period home, The Parris House, in the village of Paris Hill, Maine.
Your emailed receipt is the ticket to this class. Lunch will be provided. Class runs 9am - 5pm. However, students are not required to spend the entire day. The instructor will be available to work with all students until 5pm. A $20 material fee will be collected day of class.