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Creating a Rug Hooking Journal

Shelley Lencioni

Shelley Lencioni, Auburn, CA

Dates:  1/2 day Evening – Friday, August 18, 2017
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee:  $60.00 / Sauder Village Members 50.00  
Supply Fee:  $25.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location:  Founder's Hall, Stage Right
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What happens to the photos of your rugs, both those in progress and completed?  Where are the photos you took with your phone so you’d remember forever those new friends and fun days attending rug camps and workshops?  How about your thoughts and ideas about how you want to hook this rug and the next one?  Where do you store the little lessons and ideas you pick up from others, where do you document the name and designer of your rug and of those who helped you to color plan and problem solve along the way?  Why do you love to hook, when and where do you hook, why do you stop hooking from time to time?  Do you want to keep and remember a fleeting inspiration? The solution is to keep a rug journal!! 

In this workshop you will make and finish your own interactive rug journal and learn how to customize it for your own use and style.  See examples of journals and learn how to use a journal for remembering, sharing, reference, and for inspiration.  Journals can be simple or super-charged, small or large in a wide variety of styles and Shelley will get you started on a lifelong journey of remembering—capturing the memories of your rugs, your history, and your life as a rug hooker.


Teacher will contact students prior to class: No.

Level:  Everyone welcome, no prior rug hooking knowledge or experience required.

Supply/Kit description:  A designer storage and supply box, basic unfinished bound journal, adhesives, permanent journaling marker, accessories and embellishments, a handout with inspirations, clever tricks and ideas, supply resource list, etc.

Students Need to Bring:  Several rug-hooking related 4” x 6” photos and/or wallet size photos or photos that can be cropped to fit to 4” x 6”, leftover wool samples from your projects, rug camp flyers, rug kit inserts etc., favorite quotes and your stories and memories!


Rug-Hooking-Journal-Entry4-Shelley-LencioniShelley Lencioni began rug hooking with Nancy Miller Quigley 22 years ago, after meeting her at the California State Fair hooked rug exhibit and demonstration.  Shelley had an interest in rug hooking but was unable to find supplies at any craft stores, so she feels fortunate to have found such a highly-recognized and renowned teacher and supply studio in her area.  Noticing Shelley’s immediate passion for rug hooking and her interest in learning all styles of rug hooking, Nancy taught to Shelley’s many interests and encouraged her to attend McGown Teachers Workshop.  Shelley is a certified McGown teacher and a member of the Camellia City Rug Hooking Guild of Sacramento.

Rug-Hooking-Journal-BackCover-Shelley-LencioniShelley teaches locally and at McGown Teacher’s Western Workshop.  Shelley teaches fine shading, wide cut and primitive hooking as well as color planning, dyeing in many styles, pattern design and all rug hooking interests.  She has published an original design as the featured pattern in Rug Hooking Magazine, Ottoman Tulip.  Shelley owns and operates both as an online store and the large shop on her property in Auburn, California.  Her shop stocks a complete line of rug hooking equipment including an extensive line of patterns and kits, hand-dyed and as-is wool and so much more.

Specialties:  Rug hooking, wool dyeing, teaching, seamstress, creative art journalist, and watercolor artist.

BIO:  Susan L. Feller designs patterns for Ruckman Mill Farm and is a juried Fine Craftsman at Tamarack in Beckley, West Virginia. Included in three Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs issues and a judge, her work has been juried into several contemporary Hooked Art collections. Author of Design Basics for Rug Hookers, Stackpole Books 2011 her advice has helped many create their own “Great rug.” Her blog provides lessons on process along with product.


Involved in promoting the traditions carried on by artistic contemporaries, Susan teaches and lectures worldwide, and is a member of TIGHR, McGown and Surface Design.


SPECIALTIES:  Rug pattern designing and fiber manipulating techniques including hooked, punched, needle felted, and dimensional collage, and picture framer.