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Design & Hook a Decorative Mitten

Fritz Mitnick

Fritz Mitnick, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 

Dates:  1 day – Friday, August 17, 2018
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $125.00 / Sauder Village Member $115.00
Supply Fee: $40.00 or $65.00 (see below) - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location:  Heritage Inn – Heritage Room


Class Description:  Hook a double-sided 8 inch by 12 inch mitten to be used instead of a holiday stocking or as a door or wall decoration.

Use templates to put your design on a blank mitten shape drawn on backing. The mitten pattern is already zig zag stitched for ease of finishing. You need only insert your lining when the hooking is done and hand stitch the two sides together. Prior to class, Fritz will contact students regarding color and design possibilities. Cuts # 6, 7 and 8 work well.

Kick off the holiday season early, these festive mittens are the perfect additional to your décor and make wonderful gifts ---- so you’ll want to make a bunch!

Teacher will contact students prior to class: Yes

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

Supply description:  Your choice of either the pattern for one mitten (two sides) is $40 or $65 for a pair of two double sided mittens.

Students Need to Bring: Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades # 6 - 8, hook, sewing needle and thread. Optional: Wool and other fiber will be available for purchase, but you may bring your own wool and lining to match.


BIO: Fritz Mitnick has been doing needlework for decades and hooking rugs since 1997. Deciding rug hooking is the ultimate in fiber art for her, she quit her job after 28 years as a youth services librarian to have more time to hook. An accredited McGown rug hooking teacher, she teaches in her home, at Pittsburgh area community and art centers and at rug hooking workshops and camps.

Her rugs and articles have appeared in Rug Hooking magazine, the Wool Street Journal, ATHA News and the McGown Guild Quarterly. Fritz’s Pittsburgh Nocturne was a Celebration XV honorable mention rug and the cover of Rug Hooking Magazine in Jan/Feb, 2008. Her Look Out, depicting a crow in the moonlight, was selected for Celebrations XVII. Mighty Moose was a finalist in Celebration XXI in 2011, Blackbird was a finalist in Celebration XXIII in 2013 and Quilt Sampler for Wide cut was a finalist in Celebration 26 in 2016.

Some of Fritz’s patterns are available through Honey Bee Hive ( She is the past region 6 Representative for the Association of Traditional Hooking Artists, member and former president of Southern McGown Teachers Workshop and a member of TIGHR, an international rug hooking organization. 

SPECIALTIES:  Geometrics and contemporary folk art, especially featuring chickens.

Registration starts at Noon on November 15th, 2017
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