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Bianca - the Whimsical Sheep

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Anne Bond, Northville Michigan

Dates:  1 Day – Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $125.00 / Sauder Village Member $115.00
Supply Fee: $ 90.00-175.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location: Heritage Inn - Gathering Rm B
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Description:  Anne will show you how to turn Bianca, one of Vicki Sawyer’s whimsical sheep paintings, into a wonderful hooked pillow or rug.

In this workshop, Anne will cover creative hooking, hooking an animal’s eye, pixilating, couching, 3 cut snip, Waldoboro sculpting, pillow assembly with a weight strap for a back pillow, and finishing with cording.

Vicki Sawyer is well-known for her animal paintings. She says “If birds could build nests, then they could make hats.” This whimsical notion has been the inspiration for many of her bird and animal portraits. ”I want my work to evoke feelings of peace, joy, and often humor.” Hooking Bianca the sheep is sure to create those same feelings!

Not only is this a fun and creative Vicki Sawyer project, but Anne will teach many techniques and share tips ---which can be used in many of your future projects! 

Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

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

Supply description:  10” x13” pattern on linen & wool kit (1/2 yd plaid off the bolt, 1/8 yd cotton natural, 1/4 yd mix off the bolt textures, background, 1/4 yd saddlebag overdyed on Elizabeth Black, & ear and eye wool) - $90 or 27” x 26” pattern on  linen & wool kit (1 yd off the bolt, 1/4 yd cotton natural, 1/2 yd mix textures, background 1/2 saddlebag overdyed on Elizabeth Black, & ear and eye wool) - $175.             

Students Need to Bring:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades # 3 - 7, & hook.


Bio:  In 1980, Anne was introduced to fiber art as a cosmetologist. Color was a natural interest to her along with various other forms of art. Ever since she can remember she has had the good fortune to be exposed to a variety of art mediums such as: water color, oil painting, clay sculpturing, drawing, lead glass, pottery, and quilting. Anne also attended The Society of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan for 2 years.

In 2001, Anne expanded her creativity into rug hooking and all its elements of dying and designing became her passion. Since then, Anne has created 2 dye books Ewenique Dye Book I & II and in her dye books she includes 110 of her 1,000 plus dye formulas that she has created. Along with her Ewenique Dye Books she has hooked over 200 rugs. Anne enjoys a variety of different cut sizes, color schemes, and rug patterns. Her rugs vary from Orientals, Pictorials, Geometrics and Primitives. Anne has designed over 100 of her own patterns and has also been published 3 times in the Celebrations. She has even written an article that was published in Rug Hooking Magazine on how to hook large bed rugs. Also, in 2010 Anne’s 18th Century bed rug won the Sauder Award.

For the past several years, Anne has been teaching classes in her studio, along with teaching at various rug hooking camps, guilds, and groups. Her rugs are sold at the Galleria in Shipshewana, Indiana and the Waterford Foundation Folk Art Show in Virginia. From her salon to her kitchen stove with wool, coloring fiber has been Anne’s passion. As a teacher she has had the opportunity to expand her creativity and cherish her new friendships.

Specialties:  Dyeing, Designing and Color Planning.


Registration starts at Noon on November 15th, 2017
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