Classes and Workshops

New!   Hooked Fibre Classes for Kids- Fall 2016

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Hooked Fibre Art Workshop for Kids

Duration:  1 hour to 2.5 hours

kids classHooked fibre art is a very tactile means of creative expression for kids.  The technique uses only one “stitch”, so it is very easy for kids to master in a short amount of time.  Hooked fibre art is fun for kids while also further developing their patience and concentration skills, as well as exposing them to an art form that they may not be familiar with.

In this hooked fibre workshop, kids will be given a brief introduction to fibre art in general, as well as the specific technique of rug hooking.  The kids will then participate in a hands-on experience making their own hooked fibre artwork which they can then take home with them.

All materials are included.  Children will have use of a studio hook and hoop for the duration of the class.

I offer the 2.5 hour workshops in my home studio.  Shorter versions of the workshop are ideal for Brownie, Girl Guide and Scout groups, school classrooms and Birthday parties.  If you are interested in having me attend and teach this class, please contact me at marzipanroad@bell.net and we can discuss the details.

 

Hooking with Yarn:  Beginner Class for Adults

Duration:  3 hours

bottle goodThis three hour class information-packed class will introduce you to the various materials and equipment available for rug-hooking:  backing fabrics, hooks, frames and fibres (with particular emphasis on hooking with yarn).

The focus of this class will be on providing you with plenty of hands-on experience hooking with yarn, along with tips and individual guidance as needed.  The class will conclude with some ideas for the finishing of your piece, and you will be given a handout to take home.

I believe that individuals are most creative when they are making what they are interested in.  So students will be encouraged to work on their own design.  We will discuss ideas for this via email in advance of the class.  Do not be intimidated!  There are no art or drawing skills required to take this class.  We will have fun with this and you will be amazed by your ability to create your own design.

Cost:  $50.00 per person.  Includes backing fabric, yarn and a handout to take home.  A studio hook and hoop will be available for your use for the duration of the class.

Follow my website or on Facebook to see when I will next offer this class.  If you have a small group of individuals interested, contact me at marzipanroad@bell.net and we can arrange a class outside of the times offered.