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Finishing Workshop 




DATE: Thursday, September 16th, 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


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 and explain the different finishing styles that she has either done or researched. Patsy's finishing 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.

Students will prepare a small 6 x 6-inch trivet size mat to 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 the different types of finishes effect the overall look of the rug. She will also bring some reference books for you to look at. Patsy has a very lengthy handout for you to take home and refer back to in future projects.


Maximum class size is 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


Coffee and Tea will be provided, Please bring your own snacks, lunch, cutlery and mug. Please, please do not bring anything with nuts due to severe allergy concerns.


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 due with registration and the balance is due by September 1st, 2021



Your $30.00 deposit is non-refundable. Registration balance if paid in full ($30.00) is refundable prior to September 1st, 2021

Refunds will not be granted after September 1st, 2021


Confirmation of registration upon receipt of registration form and payment.



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