We're a friendly, supportive group open to those new to rug hooking as well as accomplished artisans. Members can participate in hooking classes, demos, and exhibits, and they can use club resources such as dyes and a cutter. Membership is only $12 per year, and members meet the first and third Wednesdays of the month between 2 and 7:30 at members' homes. Call Rita (306) 997-2121, or email r.m.smith-at-sasktel.net
recently taught a two-day class in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan. Since most
of the participants had only begun hooking in the fall and had no formal
instruction, I concentrated my lessons on developing good techniques
for hooking various forms, backgrounds and finishing. I had also asked
students to bring the piece that they were working on to see if I might
Much too my surprise, two students brought large rugs
that I recognized immediately as a design from the Rug Hookers' Bible.
Terry Lynn and Bert hold up their beginner's project.
These two, Terry Lynn and Bert, had dyed a whole bolt of wool and were
doing a fantastic job on their first major piece. I was so very
impressed by their courage and confidence, and by the beautiful results.
Now what do you think of this for a beginner's project?