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Holiday Ready - Make a Christmas Stocking!


Stephanie Allen-Krauss, Montpelier, VT

Dates:  Evening – Wednesday, August 16, 2017
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $60.00 / Sauder Village Members $50.00  
Supply Fee:  See below - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location:  Founder's Hall - Stage Right
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Stephanie will guide students through the process of creating a charming Christmas stocking. Six Christmas stocking designs will be available and students may select a kit (pattern & wool) or the pattern only --- and can bring their own wool!

Stephanie will also demonstrate rug hooking techniques which can be applied to other projects, such as hooking stars and circles, pulling even loops and hooking letters. Students will be working in cut # 4 – 8, depending on the pattern choice. Learn tips and tricks from one of rug hooking's most notable teachers and get an early jump on Christmas with a stocking project to keep for yourself or make for a loved one! 

Stephanie is only teaching one other place in 2017, don't miss an opportunity to take a class with her during her limited teaching schedule in 2017!

stockings-artworkCardinal-Stephanie-Allen-KraussTeacher will contact students prior to class:  No

Level:  Intermediate – students must have basic rug hooking knowledge and experience. 

Supply/Kit description:  Kit with pattern on monks cloth, pre-cut # 4-8 wool strips (depending on the pattern) and materials to finish the project as well as handouts, $85. Pattern only $45.00 will include the pattern on monks cloth, materials to finish and handouts --- but no wool. 

Students Need to Bring:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter # 4 - 8 (only if you are bringing wool), & hook.   

Stephanie Allen-Krauss of Montpelier, Vermont, was only six when she learned to hook from her mother, Anne Ashworth, a nationally recognized rug-hooking teacher. This family tradition began with Stephanie’s great–grandmother, Philena Moxley, who created and stamped embroidery and rug patterns at her shop in Lowell, Massachusetts from 1865 to 1882. As a fourth generation rug hooker, Stephanie took happily to the craft, learning to dye wool fabric as a teenager and then to repair antique hooked rugs in her early twenties.

In 2000 Stephanie opened a retail shop in Montpelier, Green Mountain Hooked Rugs, where she offers a wide variety of supplies for rug hookers, including bolts of wool, hand-dyed fabric, patterns, equipment, and books. Stephanie still repairs rugs and does custom dyeing, and over the past fifteen years has hooked more than 50 commissioned rugs. When time permits, she offers classes and occasionally travels around the country to teach. She earned two bachelor’s degrees in education, and has held several offices in local, national and international rug hooking guilds. In 2010, Stephanie received the Governor’s Heritage Award as best traditional artist in Vermont.

Specialties:  Dyeing, color planning, shading and general rug hooking techniques.