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Rug Hooking Retreat

Rug Hooking Week
Retreats (4 Day): Tuesday – Friday, August 11 – 14, 2015
Retreat (3 Day):
Tuesday – Thursday, August 11 – 13, 2015
Retreat (2 Day): Tuesday – Wednesday, August 11 – 12, 2015


The Annual Rug Hooking Week Retreat is held in the beautiful Sauder Heritage Inn, the ideal setting for these special classes where you will be inspired, expand your knowledge and enrich your skills. An easy walk from the retreat site allows you to enjoy Historic Sauder Village, the Rug Exhibit and Vendors in Founder's Hall, the Barn Restaurant, the Doughbox Bakery and the Sauder Store & Outlet during your stay.

Your Retreat Package includes...

  • Multiple days of rug hooking study with a select teacher. Click here for Retreat Instructors listing and descriptions of their specialties. 
  • Opening reception, including a meal on Monday evening after check-in.
  • Private preview of the Rug Exhibit before the show opens to the public.
  • Early Shopping with rug vendors during the Private Preview.
  • Daily door prizes.
  • "Show & Tell" to share your project with others in the Retreat.
  • "Hook In" on Friday night is a great opportunity to meet other attendees and hook into the night.
  • Complimentary admission into the Rug Exhibit and entire Historic Village through Friday, allowing you the flexibility after class or during a break to see the show or do some shopping. Admission on Saturday into the Exhibit, Vendors, and Historic Village will require the purchase of an admission ticket, unless you have a rug on display in the exhibit.
  • You may also want to consider becoming a Sauder Village Member, which provides unlimited admission during Rug Hooking Week and all season, while helping to support the mission and programming of Sauder Village.
  • Cancellation Policy... Student retreat and workshop reservations are NOT TRANSFERABLE, all cancellations and registrations must be administered by Sauder Village. Cancellations prior to June 30, 2015 will receive a refund of fees paid minus a 10% adminstrative fee. No refunds provided after June 30, 2015. If classes do not meet a minimum number of students by June 30, 2015, we may be forced to cancel the class and all fees will be refunded.
  • Questions? Call  800.590.9755 or email info@saudervillage.org.

Retreat  Registration...

The Retreat Instruction fee is:

4 Days: $325.00 per student ($305 for Sauder Village members), payable with your registration.
2 - 3 Days: $275.00 per student ($255 for Sauder Village members), payable with your registration.

All Retreats require at least basic rug hooking knowledge and experience (see each retreat description for its “level”). If you have never tried rug hooking, we offer several workshops that require no prior rug hooking experience or knowledge.

Registration begins on November 12 at 8 a.m. EST

Plus additional great options for you...

  • Stay on-site... You are responsible to make your own lodging reservations at the Sauder Heritage Inn or Campground, using a Booking ID # and Confirmation # that will be given to you with your retreat confirmation. These numbers will give you priority to make a reservation from a block of rooms and campsites being held for confirmed students, available on a first-come basis.

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  • For your convenience, Register for special luncheon buffets and join other students and instructors under the "great oak tree" in the Heritage Inn. Sign-up on your Retreat registration form.
  • Pre-register and bring your rug for the exhibit... and receive complimentary admission into the exhibit and entire Historic Village.
  • Bringing a spouse or friend who is not participating in the retreat? Purchase a Companion Package and they can enjoy admission to the Exhibit and the entire Historic Village, Tuesday - Friday, the opening reception meal on Monday, the Private Preview on Tuesday evening, and the luncheon buffet on a day of your choice. Sign-up on your Retreat registration form.

Questions? Call or email 800.590.9755 or info@saudervillage.org.


Retreat Instructors & Class Descriptions

Once again we welcome very accomplished and highly respected rug hooking instructors for the Retreat. Enjoy multiple days of rug hooking study with a select instructor. You will work with your teacher in advance to prepare for class and plan your project. See the following for information on each teacher. Register early, as these classes fill quickly!

 

NOTE TO STUDENTS:

Skill Level - A “minimum” of basic rug hooking skills and knowledge is required in order to register for most retreats, some require additional skills. If you have never hooked or don’t have basic skills, we suggest our basic rug hooking class (Thursday) or any of the classes which don’t require prior experience. Note the “Level” in every class description.

Contact from Teachers - Retreat teachers “will” contact registered students by March 1st and through July regarding class projects and details.

Private Preview Night – All retreat students are invited to attend the Tuesday night private preview of the exhibit and vendors (see schedule).


Instructors for this year’s Annual Rug Hooking Week Retreat include...

JUDY CARTER

Willow Street, Pennsylvania
www.jcrugs.com

“Realistic Animals”
3 Day Retreat:  Tuesday – Thursday, August 11 – 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Heritage Inn – Board Rm
Min 6 / Max 8

DESCRIPTION:  During this retreat, students will recreate a favorite pet or animal. Students may bring their own pattern or coordinate with Judy to have a pattern made of their special pet or other animal.  Judy will contact students early to determine their project to ensure adequate time to obtain appropriate wools and patterns. If hooking a special pet, photographs will be requested to use for color planning and visual aids during the hooking process.  Refer to Judy’s website under the Class Tab to see examples of projects from other classes

Students will learn to use textured wool to create the many details and color and value changes which are found in all animals, whether they are hooking fur, hide, or feathers.  Judy will have visual aids and a wide variety of textured wool.  Limited dyed wool will be available and will be discussed with the student when the project is planned.  Students will work with #3 - #6 cuts and develop the confidence to try new ideas or techniques to add realistic details to their hooked piece. 

LEVEL:  Intermediate – students must have basic rug hooking knowledge and experience. This retreat will focus on the specific techniques and topics listed by the instructor, students are not required to have knowledge or experience in those specific areas.

STUDENTS NEED TO BRING:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades #3 - #6, & hook. Students are welcome to bring alternative materials or embellishments if they choose. 

BIO:  Judy began hooking in 1993 when she took a beginners class taught by Pat Moyer.  She was immediately hooked and continued taking classes from Pat and over 40 teachers.  She has completed 115 pieces using threads to hand ripped ½ inch strips.  She loves variety and pushing herself out of her comfort zone.

She is a juried member of the PA Guild of Craftsmen, accredited McGown Teacher, Past President of the McGown Northern Teachers Workshop, member of McGown, ATHA, and the Woolwrights, Hunterton, and Conestoga Guilds.  Her rugs have appeared in Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs 11 times and she was a Judge for Celebrations in 2010.  Her rugs have won awards at National Exhibits, local shows and fairs, as well as Best of Fiber and Craftsmen awards at the PA Guild of Craftsmen and the Sauder Award at Rug Hooking Week for Eye See You and Eye See You II in 2012.  Judy gives presentations, teaches classes, and writes articles for Rug Hooking Magazine, ATHA, and McGown Newsletter.  In 2014, her book, Hooking Animals, was published and is available from Stackpole Books/Rug Hooking Magazine

SPECIALTIES: Hooking and teaching realistic, detailed animals using textured wool to add realism. She enjoys sharing tips and ideas and helping people step outside their comfort zone to try new things and see an animal come to life at the end of their hook.  

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SUSAN FELLER

Augusta, West Virginia
www.ruckmanmillfarm.com & www.artwools.com

“Appetizers for your Color Palette”
2 Day Retreat:  Tuesday – Wednesday, August 11 - 12, 2015,
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Heritage Inn – Heritage Rm
Min 6 / Max 12

DESCRIPTION:  Through a series of exercises including drawing (even if you ‘can not draw’), collage and coloring students will learn to develop a design from line to value and color. This workshop is for the primitive rug hooker and the fiber artist.  Each will learn how to use materials, techniques and composition to enhance their projects.

Using the Year Long Study of Daily Squares, that Susan will have on exhibit, students will be challenged to create a series of 4 small pieces (5” squares) based on a subject they have brought or develop from the exercises. Participants will be contacted prior to class to discuss their background and goals: color planning; designing; and new materials/techniques. 

Susan, the author of Design Basics for Rug Hookers, has created these exercises to help you develop your skills to a new level -- graduate from hooking only patterns to developing your own designs and feel more confident with color to do your own color planning.

LEVEL:  Intermediate – students must have basic rug hooking knowledge and experience. This retreat will focus on the specific techniques and topics listed by the instructor, students are not required to have knowledge or experience in those specific areas.

STUDENTS NEED TO BRING:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades of choice, hook, needles, thread, backing of choice at least 20” x 20”, and fabrics cut and uncut. Drawing and coloring supplies will be provided.

BIO:  Susan L. Feller designs patterns for Ruckman Mill Farm and is a juried Fine Craftsman at Tamarack in Beckley, WV. Included in three Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs issues and a judge, her work has been juried into several contemporary Hooked Art collections.  Author of Design Basics for Rug Hookers, Stackpole Books 2011 her advice has helped many create their own “Great rug.” Her blog provides lessons on process along with product.

Involved in promoting the traditions carried on by artistic contemporaries, Susan teaches and lectures worldwide, and is a member of TIGHR, McGown and Surface Design.

SPECIALTIES:  Rug pattern designing and fiber manipulating techniques including hooked, punched, needle felted, and dimensional collage, and picture framer.

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JAYNE HESTER

Valatie, New York
www.hookandchatter.com 

“Capture Your Old & Loved Animals
in a True Primitive Style”

4 Day Retreat:  Tuesday – Friday, August 11 – 14, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Heritage Inn – Gathering Rm A
Min 10 / Max 15

DESCRIPTION:  Jayne will teach students how to hook in a true primitive style with primitive colors. She will discuss what makes a primitive rug vs. a folk art rug. The Queen of neutrals, Jayne, will show you how to achieve dirty-muddy, old, monochromatic, and soft-natural colors with grays, browns, beiges, and cream wools. Working with low-contrast colors can be tricky, but Jayne will demystify it for you. Do you like color in your primitive rugs? Not to fear, Jayne will introduce you to “dancing colors” to accent, lite-up, warm-up, or brighten-up your primitive rugs.

Jayne will have a large stash of fabulous textured wool for this class and show you how to get the most out these textures with the wheres and whens to use them. Backgrounds play an important role in primitive rugs and she will cover the options. Students will be working in cuts # 8 to #10 and hand torn strips.

This class will focus on hooking primitive animals and is open to any pattern, original design, or select from one of Jayne’s many animal designs. Jayne will also offer a very special, never released pattern, for this class-- a smaller version of a 19 foot animal runner hooked by Jayne and design by her husband. She will contact students in advance about their projects, but suggests an animal rug with a simple, yet strong and bold design will work best. The design may have one or multiple animals. She also recommends that the animal should look old in age. For example, a horse in his younger days stands proud and tall, while an older horse has a sagging neck and swayed back or an older dog or cat’s coat is no longer shiny but is a little ragged and missing hair. We love our older pets and you’ll love hooking them with Jayne. In her fun class, expand your primitive horizons and create an “Old is the New -- NEW” rug!

LEVEL:  Intermediate – students must have basic rug hooking knowledge and experience. This retreat will focus on the specific techniques and topics listed by the instructor, students are not required to have knowledge or experience in those specific areas.

STUDENTS NEED TO BRING:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades # 8 - #10, & hook.

BIO:  Jayne is the wife of Bill Laraway, who has designed a number of Jayne’s patterns, and they have four children and four grandchildren. Jayne is a graduate of Siena College and State University of New York – where she was named an outstanding graduate.

Jayne’s mother was a rug hooker and was taught by new state cooperative extension. So wool and rug hookers have been a part of Jayne’s life from an early age. Jayne started hooking around 1996 all because of a good hearted neighbor, Shirley Sheriff, and never stopped since.  

Jayne’s forte is primitive wide cut rug hooking. She has a distinct style that she loves to teach to her students. Her teaching philosophy is -- she is the medium that you work with to get the rug you want ...it's all about sharing.  

Jayne was selected for the Early American Life Magazine’s – Directory of Traditional American Crafts and her work has been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine and other national magazines. She has served as a judge for Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XVII and exhibited her work in New York City, Boston, and throughout New England and the Mid-Atlantic. She teaches at her OK Hook and Chatter wool studio in New York and across the country.

SPECIALTIES: Primitive style, warm, soft, old and antique colors, and fun classes.    

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GAIL LAPIERRE

Shelburne, VT

“Creating a Double-Sided Proddy Bowl
and Other Items Using Our Rug Hooking Leftovers”

3 Day Retreat:  Tuesday – Thursday, August 11 – 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Heritage Inn – Homestead Rm A
Min 10 / Max 15

DESCRIPTION: Come and learn how to make a double-sided proddy bowl, a fun project that uses up scraps of wool from past rug hooking projects.  You will also have the opportunity to make flowers, pincushions and ornaments with leftover worms and selvedges. Let’s use some of that stockpile of leftovers we all have around, and have fun at the same time.

We’ll start with making a small flat mat, suitable for being a hot pad, using double-sided proddy to get you used to the technique, then move on to the bowl.  We’ll also play around with making items that can be made with those selvedges you’ve been saving for a rainy day.

LEVEL:  Basic – students must have basic rug hooking knowledge and experience. This retreat will focus on the specific techniques and topics listed by the instructor, students are not required to have knowledge or experience in those specific areas.

STUDENTS NEED TO BRING: 
Frame, Scissors, Thread, needles, Proddy stick or rotary cutter, mat and ruler (we can share these items; not everyone needs to bring), Spring Proddy Tool (much easier for double-sided proddy than a proddy stick), Scraps of wool for proddy – anything larger than 1” x 2.5” qualifies! Double-sided proddy takes a lot of wool scraps. Selvedges – wider than ½” is easier to handle than narrower. Primitive linen at least 2’ x 2’ for bowl.

BIO: Gail Lapierre’s love of textiles began with her blind grandmother teaching her to knit at age 5. Her mother taught Gail to sew; as soon as she was proficient, making her own clothes was her own responsibility. Gail began rug hooking in 1996 and has had the good fortune to take classes from many great teachers, as well as belong to a group of rug hookers that meet weekly; a constant source of inspiration and encouragement. 

 

Gail especially enjoys designing and hooking geometrics, working in size 5 to 8.5 cuts, preferring to hook with textures.  She also enjoys hooking 3-dimensional objects.  She has exhibited work at Sauder as well as the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild’s Hooked in the Mountains rug show and was a featured artist for Hooked in the Mountains XIV in 2009.  Her work has also appeared in several local venues. Gail’s work was highlighted in an article in Rug Hooking Magazine; September/October 2010.



SPECIALTIES: Geometrics and creating 3-dimensional hooked and prodded items.  Enjoys the challenge of developing use for things usually tossed away like leftover backing and selvedges.

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EVELYN LAWRENCE

Hallstead, Pennsylvania
www.rughookingtraditions.com

“Generational Folk Art”

3 Day Retreat:  Tuesday – Thursday, August 11 – 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Heritage Inn – Homestead Rm B
Min 10 / Max 15

DESCRIPTION:  On the walls of many homes, one finds folk art portrait paintings and prints -- many of which are purported to be ancestors with interesting pasts and fascinating stories. So for those rug hookers who like to hang their hooked rugs on the wall, this class will turn your photo into hooked “Generational Folk Art”,

For this class, Evelyn has gathered a wide variety of wonderful old portrait images and her students will take a closer look at some of the details that make them so interesting and charming to collectors. She has also collected images of clothing styles and trends for students to study; some correspond to an era while others reflect economic class, or a region.

Each student will create a 16” x 30” hooked portrait of a child at age 12 or younger, adapted from a family photo, in period dress. Evelyn will show students how to turn the face in the photo into a simple, folk art style face. Then students will select from an assortment of simplified period clothing designs and transfer the selected design onto linen backing. Evelyn will talk about how the colors and textures of the wool for the image and the background will yield a warm and old look. Students will be hooking in cuts # 6 to # 8.5. 

Whether you start with a recent photo or an image from many generations back, the hooked portrait will have a charming folk art style and antique look to it. From there, you will be inspired to hook your entire family tree.

LEVEL:  Intermediate – students must have basic rug hooking knowledge and experience. This retreat will focus on the specific techniques and topics listed by the instructor, students are not required to have knowledge or experience in those specific areas.

STUDENTS NEED TO BRING:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades # 6 - # 8.5, & hook.

BIO:  Evelyn started hooking in 1988. Having hooked all variations of standard traditional styles, from fine-cut Orientals to primitive designs, for the most part she prefers to study and adapt old primitive rug designs.

She is only content when there is something on the frame ready for the hook. To date Evelyn has hooked over two dozen rug designs attributed to Magdalena Briner Eby and when asked how many other rugs, she replies “I have no clue, but many have gone to good homes, for which I am thankful.”

Evelyn has given talks on Magdalena and exhibited her own rugs throughout the country. The author of an article on Magdalena for Rug Hooking Magazine and also the co-author of the book - Rug Hooking Traditions with Magdalena Briner Eby; she lives in the same state as Magdalena lived, Pennsylvania.

SPECIALTIES: Studying and Adapting Old Primitive Rug Designs.

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LISANNE MILLER

Canton, Mississippi
www.pisforprimitive.com   

“Serene Settings and Beautiful Buildings”
3 Day Retreat:  Tuesday – Thursday, August 11 – 13, 2015, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Heritage Inn – Gathering Rm B
Min 10 / Max 15

DESCRIPTION:  Do you have a special house, cabin in the woods, a favorite building, a town scene, an old barn or funky garage in a particular setting that you have wanted to hook?  Then this is the workshop for you!

In this workshop Lisanne will teach you how to hook architectural elements such as porches, brick, old wood, stained glass windows, iron or picket fences and much more. 

In addition, this class also focuses on the landscape around your beautiful building! You will learn how to hook trees, shrubs, flower beds in any season, sunrises, sunsets or any landscape you wish. You will also learn how to hook skies with or without clouds, dimensional trees to create a feeling of depth. 

This class is open to all patterns, original designs welcome and any cut from wide to fine! Lisanne can draw your home or special building from a photo. Don’t have a particular place in mind? Lisanne has a “Cabin in the Woods” pattern along with a sampler pattern of 15 different small hookings such as a rock wall, trees, a picket fence with grass, windows, steps, a porch and so on!  A great learning tool and great resource for future rugs.

Lisanne will contact students prior to class about their project and will have a wide variety of wools available.  Students are always welcome to bring their wool as well!

Well known for her “no rules just have fun” approach to rug hooking, Lisanne will guide you through this creative process for fantastic effects!

LEVEL:  Intermediate – students must have basic rug hooking knowledge and experience. This retreat will focus on the specific techniques and topics listed by the instructor, students are not required to have knowledge or experience in those specific areas.

STUDENTS NEED TO BRING:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades of your preference, hook, pen/pencil, paper, Ziploc bags, and pattern of your choice. Optional – bring a rug in progress with landscape or architectural components. 

BIO:  Lisanne first held a hook at the age of fourteen as part of the Bi-Centennial Celebration of America—hooking a simple chair pad from some of her mother’s old wool suits. The hook, wool, extra burlap and chair pad traveled with her in her mother’s cedar chest until a dear friend one day revealed that she had a new interest she just loved—primitive rug hooking. Lisanne has never looked back or put her hook down since creating and designing whimsical, wonderful pieces of modern day folk art.   

Lisanne is the owner of P is for Primitive and Peace, Love & Wool as well as recently achieved the status of “Fellow” and a Master Craftsmen of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi—recently named as one of the Top 40 Artists, Regional Coordinator for ATHA, President of The Magnolia Wool Dust Society, ATHA Chapter #114, and her rugs have appeared in Rug Hooking Magazine, The Wool Street Journal, numerous ATHA publications, books by Jessie Turbayne as well as “Top 40 at 40.” Lisanne was nominated for her work and company by Martha Stewart Living as a “Made in America” craft/company.

Lisanne teaches across the United States privately and has taught and/or is teaching at John C. Campbell Folk Art School, Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village, Hooked in the Mountains, Star of Texas, Green Mountain Rug School, ATHA Region 1 School, and Caraway Rug School. 

SPECIALTIES:     Primitive wide cut, antique inspired, naïve folk art, whimsical designs, architecture, landscape, unique color concepts, and wonderful color planning techniques. 

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