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Hooked Rug Museum of North America (HRMNA)


Finishing Workshop September 17, 2024Finishing Workshop September 17, 2024


September 17, 2024                                Tuesday                    10:00am - 3:00pm


Hooked Rug Museum of North America (HRMNA)
9849 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Queensland, NS B0J 1T0    902-858-3060
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Patsy Gorveatte


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.



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


Total registration fee - $85.00.   A deposit of $40.00 is required to register and the balance is due by September 9, 2024


Click here to Download, Print and Fill in the Registration Form. It cannot be completed online.

Scan and email it to:  OR mail it to the Registrar at the address below.


E-TRANSFER your deposit or payment in full to:




CHEQUE – Mail cheque and registration form to the address below.




MUSEUM – Stop into the Museum, fill out a registration form and make payment at the front counter.




9849 St. Margaret’s Bay Road, Queensland, NS  B0J 1T0


Confirmation of registration upon receipt of both registration form and payment.


Coffee and tea will be provided.  Please bring your own lunch, snacks, cutlery and mug.

Please do not bring anything with nuts due to severe allergy concerns.


Deposit of $40.00 refundable prior to September 9, 2024.  No refunds after September 9, 2024.


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