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Liz Marino Retreat 
Creating Sepia Tone Hooked Memory Rugs
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Liz Marino

Liz Marino
South Egremont, Massachusetts

Creating Sepia Tone Hooked Memory Rugs

3 Day Retreat:  Thursday - Saturday, August 17 – 19, 2017
9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
$300.00 / Sauder Village Members $280.00  
Heritage Inn – Board Room


This retreat will be focusing on creating a sepia tone memory rug. Students will work with Liz in advance on choosing a photo to work from. Then we will turn the photo into a pattern. This can be done either by the student or Liz, depending on the student’s comfort level in drawing. Each student will have a life sized photograph of their rug to use as their reference, as they are hooking.

In class we will be concentrating on how to translate what you are seeing in the individual photographs. There will be basic discussions about hooking pictorials and people. We will be going over directional hooking, when to use textures and flannels in your piece, depth of field and the hooking of a monothematic piece that has “life” in it. One of the nice things about taking away all of the other colors is that your piece will really develop your eye to “see” what is on your photograph in a more focused way.

Old-time-family-photoLiz will bring dyed wool but can also supply dye formulas for those who wish to dye for themselves. You will be hooking with cuts # 3 to 6 --- as we will be focusing on realism. Liz will also bring her # 2 cut blade for those tiny details!

You would be surprised if you look very closely at Liz’s sepia rugs that there are some textured wools, like in a tree trunk or rocks, that might have a wee bit of color in them. It is not cheating as they truly read sepia from a distance!


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.

Heron-flying-over-water-hooked-rugLiz 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.