Hooking the Past: Intermediate Rug Hooking Workshop

Kings Landing, New Brunswick
5804 New Brunswick 102, Prince William, NB E6K 0A5
Prince William
E6K 0A5
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Remember those chair pads on your Grandmother’s wooden chairs? Connect with your heritage or learn about early settlers in the Maritimes. During this 2-day course, participants will be exploring primitive hooking and 3-value shading. The use of recycled and new wool will be learned and how to distinguish between them. Following in the tradition of the settlers, who created what they needed out of what they had, participants will learn how to use the rug hooking to produce a chair pad, a hot mat or a pillow top. They will take part in preserving the history of traditional rug hooking in New Brunswick. 

A variety of new designs based on traditional ones will be available in kit form. Each kit will include a linen or burlap backing with the pattern drawn on, wool fabric strips sufficient to complete the pattern, yarn and a sample piece for practicing finishing techniques, sufficient yarn to whip the edging and instructions on how to finish the chair pad for use. Instructions will also include methods for finishing the chair pad in an alternate fashion such as a pillow or hot mat. 

MATERIAL COST: $55 payable to the instructor the day of the course. Frames, wool cutters, scissors, hooks, pins, and blunt needles may be borrowed from the instructor; however, participants are encouraged to bring their own hooking frame and implements.

Instructor – Mary Grant

Mary has been rug hooking for 18 years, teaching for 7. She has memberships in Heritage Rug Hooking Guild, Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia and its Teachers Branch, and Fibre Arts Network. She has a Masters in Industrial and Vocational Education. She enjoys shading, sculpting, and depicting historical events. Mary teaches beginner and more advanced courses locally and in the Atlantic Provinces. She has designed a number of mats for all skill levels. She has demonstrated rug hooking at the Fredericton Library, Kings Landing, the Casemates and Fredericton Region Museum, helping visitors of all ages try rug hooking. www.marygrantrughooking.com 


What do I need to bring to the course?

Please check the description above for material fee and additional items to bring. Material fee will need to be in cash to be paid to the instructor the day of the course.  Many of these workshops take place outside or at least require walking to the Summer Stage where our events are held. Please dress for the weather, we encourage you to bring along a water bottle and paper bag lunch. 

What's the refund policy?

Attendees can receive full refunds up to 7 days before your events start date. After that, a special request will need to be made to the organizer.  

Upon cancellation of the workshops due to low enrollment or extenuating circumstance a refund will be granted, Eventbrite will retain processing fees. 

Where is the workshop taking place?

At Kings Landing, on the Summer Stage behind the Hagerman House. Please sign in at the Welcome Center, with your printed ticket, and they will give you a pass into the site and a map with directions.  Never been to Kings Landing before? Learn more here.

Will I have access to the Kings Landing park with the purchase of my ticket?

No, if you wish to visit Kings Landing outside of the workshop times you will be required to purchase a pass for more information visit http://kingslanding.nb.ca/hours-and-prices/

Is there food available for purchase on site?

Yes, there is the Ploughman's cafe located in the Welcome Center as well as the Acorn restaurant a short 2-minute drive across the highway from Kings Landing. 

Kings Landing, New Brunswick