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Floral Basket Dummy Board


Lori Brechlin, Amherst, VA

Dates:  1 day – Friday, August 18, 2017
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $125.00 / Sauder Village Members 115.00  
Supply Fee:  $75.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location:  Founder's Hall, Stage Right
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Rug Hooked basket table decoration 

In this workshop, learn how to combine rug hooking and needle punch techniques for a unique look. Then mount it on a custom-made dummy board as yet another way to finish and display your work.

The completed floral basket project is 6” x 8 ½”. Students will be hooking with pre-cut # 8 hand dyed and as-is wool strips and needle punching with DMC cotton embroidery floss. Lori will provide color palettes for students to choose from in class. She will share her tips and techniques on how and when to combine hooking and punching in your future projects.

As a needlewoman and folk artist, Lori’s art is simple, humble and fun...primitive and a bit whimsical too! She has designed this project especially for this class and will bring some of her other creative, primitive work which combines hooking and punching for inspiration.  

Rug-Hooked-basket-table-decoration-closeupTeacher will contact students prior to class: Yes.

Level:  Basic to Intermediate – students must have basic rug hooking and needle punch knowledge & experience.    

Supply/Kit description:   Wooden dummy board, pre-cut # 8 wool strips, DMC cotton embroidery floss, pattern on weavers cloth, and pattern on rug linen.

Students Need to Bring:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, hook, and a punch needle (preferably a Cameo/Ultra punch needle with medium tip). If you don’t have a punch needle, you can purchase one in class for $17.



Growing up in New England Lori gained her inspiration from her historic surroundings and combined that with her Pennsylvania German & Native American heritage to design her primitive, yet whimsical style of folk art.

Lori's designs have been featured in numerous publications such as the ATHA quarterly newsletter, The Wool Street Journal, Country Home magazine, Early American Life magazine and most recently, Primitive Quilts and Projects magazine. Currently, adaptations from Lori's folk art are being offered to rug hookers through Kris Miller’s Spruce Ridge Studios.

Lori owns & operates her business, Notforgotten Farm, with her husband Peter ~ which is also the name for the beloved place they call home. 


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.




Specialties:  Primitive folk art designs with a whimsical touch, or what she calls “Primsical!”