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Mandala Design


Trish Johnson, Toronto, Ontario, Canada

Dates:  Morning – Saturday, August 18, 2018
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Class Fee: $60.00 / Sauder Village Members 50.00 
Supply Fee:  None
Location:  Heritage Inn – Homestead A
Teacher’s Website:   




Description: Have Fun! Spend a morning, folding, cutting, and pasting paper to come up with your own design for a mandala rug.

While mandala designs may look complex, Trish will guide you through the simple steps to create a beautiful and unique mandala. This is a design class, so we won’t be doing any hooking in class but Trish will discuss color techniques and applications. Once your mandala design is complete, it is ready to be put on red dot and transferred onto backing. Trish will share some single and complex Mandala projects to inspire you for future Mandala projects.   

Teacher will contact students prior to class: No

Level:   No Experience – everyone welcome, no prior rug hooking or artistic knowledge or experience required.


Supply description: None

Students Need to Bring: Package of Origami paper (6” square or larger), sharp scissors (for cutting paper), a pencil (like Staedtler 2B), a white eraser (like Staedtler), graph paper, glue stick (like UHU archival and acid free), masking tape, Sharpie marker, and red dot tracing fabric. Optional: iron and small ironing board.


BIO:  Trish comes from Capreol, a small railway town in Northern Ontario. She graduated from the University of Toronto where she studied Art History and English Literature. She graduated from the Ontario College of Art where she studied photography.

Trish lives in Toronto with her husband and her cat. Her four children have all grown up. In 1988, Trish started hooking rugs. Her patterns are her own designs, mostly inspired by her own photographs. Many of her rugs tell a story about her family and the places they have called home.

Her work has been featured in Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs and most recently in Paulette Hackman’s Story Rugs and their Storytellers and Tamara Pavich’s, Designed by You. In 2014, the Hooked Rug Museum of North America (HRMNA) selected Trish as their Canadian "Rug Hooking Artist of the Year."

SPECIALTIES:  Pictorial rugs of landscapes, including buildings and often text.


Registration starts at Noon on November 15th, 2017
Follow this link for information on the registration form:
Workshops Registration