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Ali Strebel

Alice Strebel, Dayton, OH

Dates: 1/2 day Morning – Saturday, August 19, 2017
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $60.00 / Sauder Village Members 50.00  
Supply Fee:  $48.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location: Founder's Hall, Stage Left
Teacher’s Website:

Join Ali to explore the ins and outs of incorporating different fabrics and fibers into your hooking. Explore velvets, hand dyed cottons, homespun, and gauze, plus handspun yarns, roving and more!

Ali is well-known for her talents with integrating wonderful fibers and techniques in her own multi-media, 3 dimensional, hooked pieces, and other fiber art. She will share her tips, guide you through the “where and when” to use  fibers and techniques, and even show you ways to manipulate your wool --- as you work on this folky and whimsical 10"x 10" floral design. Prior to class, students will be able to select from delectable color palette to personalize your own project.

This workshop will teach you how to bring more interest, diversity, and dimension to your future projects. You might never go back to “all wool” hooking again!


Teacher will contact students prior to class:

Level:  Basic Skills – students must have basic rug hooking knowledge & experience.  

Supply/Kit description:  10” x 10” pattern on linen, fabrics and fibers to complete the project. 

Students Need to Bring:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades # 8 - 8.5, hook, sewing needles, and neutral thread).


Ali has been teaching fiber art nationally and internationally since 1986. Her business, Ali Strebel Designs for Kindred Spirits, is located in Dayton, Ohio; where she sells the extensive line of books and patterns she has published as well as hand dyed wool, yarn, roving and other fiber art supplies. She has also developed a line of fiber and fiber art inspired jewelry.

Beside her own books, Ali’s work has been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine’s Designs for Primitive Hookers, The Wool Street Journal and numerous other publications.

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.



Fabric-Fibers-Techniques5-Ali-StrebelSpecialties:  Art of embellishing clothing, primitive stitchery, needle felting, punch needle, whimsical dolls, quilts, rug hooking and other fiber arts.