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Hooking a Monochromatic Portrait

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Donna Hrkman
Dayton, Ohio 

Dates:  2 day – Friday & Saturday, August 16-17, 2019
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $200.00 / Sauder Village Members $188.00
Supply Fee: $50.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location:  Historic Village - Museum
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Have you seen beautiful portraits hooked in a monochromatic color pattern and wished you could create one? Well, this workshop will show you how to do it. Donna will teach you how to draw a pattern from her chosen photo and will provide the dyed wool in a range of values in one color to complete that hooked portrait. Do not be afraid! You can do it!

Donna will provide a photo source, drawing and transfer materials, linen backing, and dyed wool in a range of values. Students will be working with cuts # 3-5.

Students will learn how to transfer the design to a linen backing and then learn how to determine where and how to use their color values to create the portrait. This workshop will prepare rug hookers to create their own portrait design, as they'll have all the guidelines in place.

Donna is well-known for her award winning human and animal portraits and monochromatic rugs and ability to share her knowledge in the classroom. This workshop will be filled with tips and techniques to give you confidence in adapting photos into rugs, working with portraits, color values and monochromatics, and much more!


Antique-photoTeacher will contact students prior to class: Yes

Level:  Intermediate - Students must have basic rug hooking knowledge and experience, and should also know how to hook in small to medium cuts, or at least be willing to try!

Supply description:   Drawing and transfer materials (to draw a pattern), linen for pattern, and one color of dyed wool in range of values.

Students Need to Bring: Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades # 3-5, & hook.  


Bio:   Donna Hrkman has a lifelong history as an artist. She has experience in drawing and painting, and has been hooking rugs since 2003. Donna had a stencil business for ten years and did freelance fabric design for the Daisy Kingdom Fabric Company.
She started rug hooking fifteen years ago and has developed a reputation for realistic portraits, both of people and animals. She also teaches design and composition. She has exhibited her work in art shows and galleries, and has written the books Rug Hookers Companion and Creative Techniques for Rug Hookers. Her rugs have won awards and have been in Celebrations eleven times and was inducted into the Celebration Hall of Fame in 2018. She has also published many articles for Rug Hooking Magazine. She continues to strive for excellence in her work and in her teaching, too. Donna has taught at guilds and schools all across the country. She loves making rugs and enjoys sharing what she knows with others.


Registration started at 10 am on January 9th, 2019
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