Traditional Rug Hooking – Candle Mat


Time – 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Workshop Description: 

You will learn to pull loops (so they stay put!) and get the tension just right by experimenting with a variety of wool textures. You will see how to complete each step along the way. You will also learn a little history of rug hooking and various examples of rug hooking styles. You will also have time to learn how to incorporate alternate fibres into your rug hooking projects.

Your little mat when complete will be approximately 8 inches x 11 inches. The kit contains: detailed instructions, linen backing, plenty of wool strips for the project, a Joan Moshimer hook ($19 value), tapestry needle, wool whipping yarn and twill tape for edging, twill and a name label.

You are welcome to email or visit Cathy if you need any extra help completing your mat at a later date free of charge.

Learn and you will be ‘hooked’ too!

Workshop Fee: $40
Materials Fee: $85
Materials to Bring: Sturdy 14” Hoop (or purchase @ class $16.00)

Instructor: Cathy Ivory
Cathy IvoryCathy learned rug hooking from a friend in 2010 and she was hooked! She continues to learn rug hooking techniques through courses at St. Lawrence College. She’s been a member of RVBB (Rideau Valley Boots & Baskets) Rug Hooking Branch since 2012. She was also President in 2015/16 and 2016/17. RVBB members provide great inspiration as well as workshops furthering Cathy’s learning and expertise.

Cathy currently teaches beginner classes in her home as well as at local fibre events. Later this year she will also be teaching more advanced classes using alternate fibres. She also has upcoming classes on creating Proddy flower pincushions…stay tuned.

A century ago, rug hooked mats were often made with worn out garments. Nothing was wasted. Most of the fabrics Cathy uses are previously loved garments or blankets. She enjoys experimenting with different fabrics and textures in wool as well as alternate fibres such as yarns/rovings, silk ribbon, stretch velvets, pantyhose and other stretch synthetics.

She is the creator and owner of BaaBaaBundles: a home-based rug hooking supply shop in Merrickville, Ontario. She and her husband have called Merrickville ‘home’ since 2004 and LOVE the life they have created there. It is a vibrant village filled with artists, artisans and musicians. Visit her and she will take the time to help you select colours and/or textures to create your masterpiece or she will get you started with an easy-to-follow kit which you will be proud to display.

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SKU: rug-hooking Category: