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Sample of one of Ruth’s rugs - Buildings Within a Landscape




DATE:                      September 6, 2017 Wednesday             9:30am - 4:00pm

                                September 7, 2017 Thursday                9:30am - 4:00pm

                                September 8, 2017 Friday                    9:30am - 4:00pm


LOCATION:              Hooked Rug Museum of North America  (HRMNA)

                                9849 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Hwy 3,  Queensland, NS   902-858-3060


TEACHER:                Ruth Downing has been hooking for 18 years and is a certified RHGNS teacher.  Her passion is the ‘fine detail’ in pictorials, portraits and flowers.  She has taught “Fine Shaded Flowers”, “Portraits” and “Buildings Within a Landscape” at the Truro, Mount Saint Vincent and Newfoundland and Labrador Rug Schools.  Ruth also teaches at her home overlooking the ocean in Cow Bay as well as in other communities.  She so enjoys the enthusiasm of her students and encouraging their creativity.  Her work ‘Girl with a Pear Earring’ was selected for inclusion in Celebration 2007 magazine.


WORKSHOP:       Let's capture the building that has charm; the building that moves you with its sheer simplicity or elaborate facade from a bygone era; the building that we are drawn to or remember fondly from our past.  Now is your chance to hook it!  This course will explore all aspects of hooking a building in a realistic or primitive vein.  Focus will be given to details of structure, depth, light and shadow, and ornamental design.  Your pattern may be taken from a photograph, drawing or sketch.  Commercial patterns may also be used.Attention will also center around the elements of a landscape, balance of colour and the use of all materials to achieve the desired effect.  Join me for a fun and rewarding three days as we construct with wool your favourite 'building within a landscape'.


REGISTRATION:     Click here for a Printable Registration Form and mail with your payment to the REGISTRAR: 

                                          Patsy Gorveatte

                                          8252 St. Margaret’s Bay Rd.,

                                          Black Point,  NS   B0J 1B0


                                Confirmation of registration upon receipt of registration form and payment.

                                Registration is limited to 15 people.  


                                Total registration fee for 3 days - $175.00, includes registration fee,  tea, coffee, muffins & lunch for 3 days.


                                A deposit of $75.00 is payable with registration. The balance of $100.00 is payable by August 1, 2017.  Total registration fee                                 of $175.00 can be paid with registration.



REFUNDS:                No later than August 1, 2017.   No refunds after August 1, 2017.

                                The $75.00 deposit is non-refundable, balance of $100.00 is refundable up to August 1, 2017



**Any questions, please call Sherry Chandler @ 902-275-4743 or email