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Weave a Pin Loom Backing & Hook a Design

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Susan Feller, Augusta, West Virginia

Dates:   1 day – Wednesday, August 15, 2018 
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $125.00 / Sauder Village Members $115.00  
Supply Fee: $ 0 - $50 (see below) - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Left
Teacher’s Website:

Susan-Feller--flower-garden-mini-rugDescription:  Easily make your own colorful woven backing, using a pin loom, then hook a pattern into it --- creating a small work of art.

Pin loom weaving is wrapping yarns around pins on a small frame then weaving the last layer with a needle to unite the threads into a new piece of fabric. This combined project, weaving and hooking, is great for using up odds and ends of materials already on-hand, taking on the road as a compact travel project, and creating one-of-a-kind art and gifts.

What else can we use these woven pieces for in fiber art? Insert them into a hooked design, shape and stuff to become a 3 dimensional object, or frame as wall art.

Susan wrote the article Pin Looms – Little tools with big possibilities for rug hooking which appeared in Rug Hooking Magazine March/April/May 2015.

Learn a new technique and experiment how to enhance your work using materials we already enjoy – FIBER!


Susan-Feller--flower-with-buttons-mini-rugTeacher will contact students prior to class: Yes

Level:  Beginner to Intermediate – students should have basic rug hooking knowledge & experience. No prior weaving experience necessary.

Supply description: Yarn for weaving will be available at no charge. Bring a pin loom or purchase one from the instructor for $50, let her know when she contacts you, see below.  

Students Need to Bring:  Bring a pin loom or purchase one from the instructor, let her know when she contacts you. A 4” x 6” pin loom is the recommended size, but any size would work except the 2” x 2”. Bring a variety of wool uncut and your cutter, or pre-cut # 6 or smaller strips to use and share. Optional: bring single ply yarn, worsted weight at least 10 yards to use or more to share.

BIO: Susan L. Feller has included rug hooking in her toolbox of textile techniques since 1994. The slow process of handwork challenges her work. With a BA in Art and History and as author of Design Basics for Rug Hookers the building blocks for good composition are skills Feller instructs and guides students to adopt. On the Editorial Board for Rug Hooking Magazine, served on the boards of ATHA and TIGHR, curated and judged international exhibits, networking is inherent in Susan’s approach to the contemporary art world.

SPECIALTIES:  Rug pattern designing and fiber manipulating techniques including hooked, punched, needle felted, dimensional collage, and picture framer.


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