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Punch Needle Rug Hooking Weekend Workshop

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1708 University Avenue

Berkeley, CA 94703

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Looking for a fun activity to help recover from Thanksgiving craziness? Rug hooking is creative, relaxing and some even say, meditative! Hello Stitch will provide you with a complete rug hooking kit to get you started, so you just need to bring 4 or 5 balls of yarn - any kind of yarn will do! Bring a friend, (or your mother-in-law!) and relax in our beautiful studio while everyone else is stuck in a parking lot at the mall!

In this 2 day workshop, you will learn the basics of how to create a hooked rug with a punch-needle tool, yarn, hoop, and monk's cloth. This class will demonstrate the skills to start a small hooked rug of your own design or choose a pre-drawn design that can later be used as a wall hanging, chair cover, or pillow cover. Please indicate if you would like a pre-drawn design when signing up.

The skills that you will learn in class, will allow you to expand into larger future projects that will work wonderfully for larger floor carpets and beautiful wall decor. We will explore texture, color, shaped rugs, alternative tools available and how to finish your rug. This very forgiving and gratifying technique enables you to create something that is not only well crafted, but beautiful.

About the Instructor:

Tara Tucker is a practicing artist who has been teaching and facilitating the artists at The Creative Growth Art Center since 2002. Most of those years have been with the Rug Department. There are around 20 artists that make one of a kind rugs at Creative Growth. While she has been teaching Hooked Rug Making at Creative Growth, the rugs have been shown at the Oakland Airport, Pulse Miami Art Fair, The Moss Design Center in New York, the West Coast Craft Fair in San Francisco, CA. and were featured in Oprah's O Magazine and Paper Magazine. Her own traditionally hooked rug, Foreign Relations, hangs in the collection of the American Embassy in Maddagassgar.

Date: November 25 & 26, 1pm - 4pm, additional lab time from 4-6pm each day. Stay and hook with help from Hello Stitch staff!

Skill level: Beginner

Instructor: Tara Tucker

Supplies: Class kit includes punch needle tool, hoop, backing fabric and some yarn. Students are asked to bring 4 or 5 skeins of yarn to use and to share. Any kind of yarn will work!

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