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Color Planning Primitive Style Rugs

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Carol DeCoteau, Evans Mills, New York

Dates:   Evening – Wednesday, August 15, 2018
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $60.00 / Sauder Village Members 50.00
Supply Fee: None
Location:  Founder’s Hall – Stage Right
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Description:  Come join Carol from The Old Tattered Flag for an evening of Primitive Color Planning.

As a starting point, students will be asked to select their favorite color, then Carol will spend time with each student discussing and color planning their project. Carol enjoys an open discussion forum and encourages question and answer from all students during the color planning process of each design. She will also discuss how to use technology (iPad or tablets) in color planning and share many helpful tips along the way.

Bring a challenging rug (or 2, if time permits) that has you stumped or that may just need a bit of help, as well as any woolens that you think you might like to use in that particular rug. Carol will bring her “basket of wool” that contains over 150+ swatches --- this makes for a fun and easy way to color plan. 


Each students will receive a ¼ yard piece of Carol’s beautifully hand-dyed wool to take home, along with her Color Planning Tips booklet, a great resource for future projects. 

Carol has taught color planning throughout the East coast. She is the “color master” at The Old Tattered Flag.  Her use of color varies greatly from traditional to primitive, and while she enjoys all colors, her strength is in the primitive style.

Get your primitive rugs back on track with Carol’s guidance in this interactive & insightful Clinic! 


Teacher will contact students prior to class: Yes

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

Supply description:  ¼ yard of wool, Carol’s Color Planning Tips booklet, notepad, & pen.

Students Need to Bring: Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades (your choice), hook, & 1-2 challenging rugs (plus any wool that you think you might like to use in those rugs). Optional:  iPad or tablet, if you own one. Students are also encouraged to bring a current project to work on, so that they may sit and hook while the discussion is going on.


Bio:  Carol DeCoteau has been hooking for more than 20 years. She learned from Anne Eastwood while living in Florida. Wool was scarce in the warm state so Carol soon discovered that she needed to stock up when visiting her home state of Vermont in the summer. She would color plan her rugs while home in Vermont where the wool was plentiful. After the death of her husband in 1998, Carol moved to the state of New York with her daughter Julie. She would often hook a rug that was inspired from one of Julie’s paintings. Soon after moving to NY, the mother/daughter team became The Old Tattered Flag and Carol became the primary hooker of all of Julie’s designs. 

At first, Carol made do with AS IS woolens. She quickly learned that her color palette needed to grow and she started dyeing wool for the business. That palette has grown to over 100 unique hand-dyed and over 300 AS IS woolens that fit the needs of their designs as well as satisfying the needs of their more “bright and colorful” neighbors in Canada to the north. 

Specialties:  Dyeing, color planning, & hooking Primitive Rugs!  


Registration starts at Noon on November 15th, 2017
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