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DATE:                      August 12, 2017                      Saturday                  9:30am - 4:00pm

                                August 13, 2017                      Sunday                    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:                Jane Steele is the owner of River House Rug Hooking Studio, Petite Riviere Bridge , NS.  Jane studied textile marketing in England and worked with many European Mills supplying the UK garment industry.  Moving to Nova Scotia in 2010, Jane started to plan a way to put her knowledge and love of colour, fabric and design into a business.  She learned how to hook and quickly became “hooked”.


CLASS:                 This workshop will cover various aspects of design, with the end purpose of designing several rug patterns, any of which the participants may transfer onto linen for their own personal use.


We will explore traditional designs – oriental, Celtic, floral, Jacobean, geometric, Lunenburg, Garrett – and more contemporary ideas including impressionist landscapes, tessellations, stained glass, whimsy, portraits, animals, abstracts.

We will consider border designs and how to use them, background pattern and how to use it.

We will draw landscapes, faces, flowers, make templates, tessellations and generally experiment with format, shape, space, pattern.

We will compare freehand drawing with pattern transferral by red dot/light box.

We will create patterns from the following options – depending on time and preference:-

- an old fashioned, primitive floral

- a funky landscape

- a bunch of hat ladies

- a modern paisley                                  Plus any other requests!


I will also talk briefly about how to choose hooking materials and colours to suit the pattern, and why.


SUPPLIES:     Jane will also bring linen,red dot and supplies to sell and plans to hand out paper, pens and pencils.  You can also                                              bring your own drawing supplies, hooks/frames if you feel the need to do some hooking as a respite to designing.


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 2 days - $125.00, includes registration fee, tea, coffee, muffins.

                                Lunch included for both Saturday & Sunday


                                A deposit of $60.00 is payable with registration and the balance of $65.00 payable by                                                                                        July 1, 2017.  Total registration fee of $125.00 can be paid with registration.



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

                               The $60.00 deposit is non-refundable, balance of $65.00 is refundable up to July 1, 2017



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