The Basics of English Paper Piecing
May 8 from 10 – 1
English Paper Piecing is a very popular quilt technique which originated in England in the 1700’s. It is a method of wrapping fabrics around paper templates which are then hand sewn together to create simple to complex patterns. This workshop will focus on the versatile hexagon, which is easy to piece and has a myriad of design possibilities. Students will be able to experiment (stitch) with several different sizes of hexies and we’ll talk about the use of color and pattern to create these fascinating mosaic type designs.
Beginning Rug Hooking Workshop
June 4 & 11 from 10 -1 or September 11 & 18 from 10 – 1
The craft of rug hooking is unique to North America and was originally practiced by frugal women using up wood scraps in an effort to beautify their homes. Nowadays rug hooking patterns can be traditional or contemporary and “hookers” use a variety of fibers to create pieces for the wall as well as the floor. In this two part workshop, students will use wool strips, burlap and a hook to create two pieces which can be used for mug rugs or coasters. In the first week basic rug hooking techniques will be covered. Students will return the second week to learn how to finish the piece as a coaster and begin another one. There will be several designs to choose from and lots of beautifully hand dyed wood to use. Join Debbie and learn now to make these beautiful and functional pieces!