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Finishing Workshop 




DATE: June 13, 2020 Saturday 10:00am - 3:00pm


LOCATION: Hooked Rug Museum of North America (HRMNA)

9849 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Hwy 3, Queensland, NS B0J 1T0 902-858-3060


TEACHER:  Patsy Gorveatte, Certified Teacher, Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia


WORKSHOP: In this 5-hour workshop you will do some hands-on finishing but to get us to that point, Patsy will review the various tools required to do the job. Patsy will also explain various styles that she has done or researched over the past few years. Her preferred method of choice is whipping over cording but there are so many other ways to make your work of art beautiful as displayed in her finished mat above.

Patsy will have the students either prepare a small 6 x 6-inch trivet size mat that you will finish in the workshop. The design is your choice, but Patsy will explain what size linen is required as well as the materials needed to bring with you for the day. If you prefer to work on finishing a different piece, contact Patsy before the workshop so she can discuss what you need to bring @ 902-476-4946

Patsy will bring some sample rugs for you to see how different types of finishes effect the overall look of the rug. She will also bring some reference books for you to look at. She has a very lengthy handout for you to take home and refer back to in future projects.


Maximum class size would be 15 in order for her to be able to help everyone fairly.


Supplies: bring a large blunt needle for whipping. Do not bring a sharp one for whipping. You can pick up the proper whipping needles at stores like Encompassing Designs. Also a pair of scissors and a sewing needle. For the smaller project Patsy will provide the cording and tape for the back and/or felt depending on which method you choose to do. Call Patsy before the class to discuss. 902-476-4946


REGISTRATION: Registration Form 

Print registration form and mail with your payment to the


9849 St. Margaret’s Bay Road

RR #2, Hubbards, NS B0J 1T0


Total registration fee is $60.00 A deposit of $30.00 is payable with registration and the balance of $30.00 payable by June 1, 2020. Total registration fee of $60.00 can be paid with registration


Confirmation of registration upon receipt of registration form and payment.


Tea,coffee, muffins provided Please Bring your own lunch.


CANCELLATION/REFUNDS: No later than June 1, 2020. No refunds after June 1, 2020

The $30.00 deposit is non-refundable, balance of $30.00 is refundable prior to June 1, 2020


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