wool

 

PRIMITIVE RUG HOOKING

WOOL APPLIQUE

Hand applique’ has been done by women for centuries using bits of fabrics to embellish everyday items or to create show pieces for their homes. Silks and wools were expensive and so each bit was carefully saved after the clothing was made for a special project. Wool has always been a popular choice for applique’ because of its rich colors and the fact that it doesn’t ravel.

Students will learn how to use templates, choose colors and how to do the blanket stitch. The piece can be finished as a pillow or a wall hanging.

Rug hooking began as a way to use up wool scraps and make something useful as well as decorative for the home. Nowadays “hookers” use a variety of fibers to create one of a kind pieces for the wall as well as the floor.

In this introductory class, students will hook the flower heart piece using 3/8” wool strips dyed by Debbie.  After choosing colors they like, they will learn how to hook. A bit of history will be covered as well as finishing techniques.

2010 MIDWEST FIBER & FOLK ART FEST

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