Sculpting your Rug Hooking
Originating in Europe, but more commonly associated with a town in Maine; the Waldoboro style rug hooking technique uses sculpting to add a third dimension to your work. Your instructor, the talented Mary Grant, will teach you to use wool flannel strips, yarns or roving to create highlights in your hooking. Regular hooking equipment is needed, with particular importance to sharp scissors. This course gives a unique meaning to the term Clip Art. Although the original Waldoboro style incorporated flowers, fruit and scrolls; the techniques can be applied to all types of patterns.
Students will need a frame, a rug hook and very sharp small scissors. The kit provided with your materials fee will include a pattern on a linen background and yarn or wool flannel swatches to complete the mat.
Instructor: Mary Grant
Mary Grant has been rug hooking for 15 years and teaching for the past five. She is a member of the Heritage Rug Hooking Guild and the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia, including its Teachers Branch. Having a Masters in Industrial and Vocational Education has also been a great asset to imparting her knowledge to others. Mary especially enjoys creating three dimensional mats by using techniques from the early settlers of Waldoboro Maine. Vivid colours and careful blending of shades add to the finished result.
Mary has taught beginner courses, and more advanced shading and sculpted rug hooking locally and in the Atlantic Provinces. She has demonstrated her work at the Fredericton Library and Fredericton Region Museum, giving visitors of all ages an opportunity try their hand at this traditional craft.