LEVEL: Intermediate to Advanced – students must have good rug hooking knowledge and experience.
STUDENTS NEED TO BRING: Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades #2 - 6, and a hook. Optional: Wool that fits into the sepia color range.
Liz was first introduced to rug hooking 20 years ago when she happened on a local rug show by Ronnie Roisman and her students. She began to study with Ronnie and knew this was the craft and art form she had been waiting for.
Liz began her education by being given a list of teachers to study under by her first teacher Ronnie. She then continued the process by becoming a certified McGown teacher and has been exposed to even more of the great teachers who so freely have shared their knowledge with her. Her work has been feature in Rug Hooking Magazine, Celebrations, ATHA newsletter, the Pearl K McGown newsletter, and is currently part of the Exploring the Tarot exhibit --- 23 artists hook the Major Arcana, traveling exhibit in the US and Canada.
Liz received her McGown Teachers’ Certification in 1999 and her Ontario Hooking Craft Guild Teachers Certification in 2016. She has taught at the Pearl K McGown National Show in Michigan and for guilds and rug camps. Liz currently holds the position as Chairman of Communications as well as the Webmaster for the Pearl K. McGown Guild Hookrafters.
SPECIALTIES: Translating photographs into hooked pieces with an eye towards realism and helping students learn what makes a good photograph to reproduce.