Date: Evening – Friday, August 17, 2012 – 6:30 – 9:30 p.m. Class Fee: $50.00 / Members $46.00 Kit Fee: $7.00 or $60.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Right Nola’s Website:www.nolahooks.com
Description: Students will take a step back in time in this class and learn how to make the historic Wagon Wheel Rug with wool.
Learn the history of this rug while making a modern day version of this rug in class. This is a very simple woven rug. Using a Hula Hoop for a frame, students will have the option of either making a small rug or a chair seat/pad in class. In this hands-on class you will learn to prepare the wool and make color choices for your rug, weave the wool strips, join the strips together, and how to finish your rug. Also, we will talk about how to care for your new rug.
Level: No Experience Necessary. Everyone welcome, no prior rug hooking or weaving knowledge or experience required.
Kit Description: Either a booklet with information, history, and instructions on Wagon Wheel Rugs or all of the supplies listed below including the booklet.
Students Need to Bring: All students should bring scissors and safety pin. Students then have the option of bringing their own additional supplies to class or ordering them from the teacher. If you would like the teacher to provide the additional supplies, please contact her by July 31, 2012. The additional supplies are: A Hula-Hoop (or Bicycle rim without the spokes) and 3 contrasting colored – 1 yard pieces of 60” wide wool (washed and dried prior to class – do not use loosely woven or coat weight wool).
Bio: Nola is a certified McGown instructor, teaching rug hooking at her studio in St. Louis and across the country. She also does rug repair, historic demonstrations and teaches a variety of other fiber arts including toothbrush rugs, broomstick rugs, wagon wheel rugs, shirring, locker hooking, proddy, wool appliqué, knitting, crocheting and braiding.
Her work has been featured in publications such as Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion Magazine, Rug Hooking Magazine, The Healthy Planet newspaper, ATHA newsletter, Hooked on Rugs, Creative Hooker, Hooked on Wool, Hooked Rugs Today, Contemporary Hooked Rugs and in The “Art” of Playing Cards traveling rug hooking exhibit and catalog and exhibited twice in the Coalition for the Environment show.
Specialties: Creativity, embellishing, dyeing, recycling in rugs and historic rugs.