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Summer Hayrolls - Small Mixed Media Mat


Molly Colegrove
Newark, New York  

Dates:  1 day – Saturday, August 17, 2019 
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $125.00 / Sauder Village Member $115.00
Supply Fee: $45.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location: Heritage Inn – Gathering Room B
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Description:  This is a small size mat, and you can get a good start on it during our class. It is a good way to learn a few mixed media techniques to add to a rug, and also a fun small landscape that you can personalize any way you like.

Molly usually uses a variety of cuts for this project, ranging from a 4-7 or so. She also uses some roving in the clouds, and sticks for the fence and some more roving to make the hayrolls.  Molly will provide all the materials needed for the mat, and in class we will learn the various techniques needed to incorporate them into hooking.

Complete instructions will be provided to take home so you can add some new ideas to future rugs. Molly’s hope is that you will take home some new ideas and techniques and have fun!

Teacher will contact students prior to class:  No 

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

Supply description:  Pattern drawn on linen, 5 x 7 photo, all materials needed to complete the mat including hand dyed wool, roving, hand spun yarn and some mixed materials. Needle felting materials will also be available for class use to make hayrolls, or you could choose to use a quillie. Instructional hand-out also included.  (Wool is not cut, so you can cut it to the size of your choice.)

Students Need to Bring:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades #4-7 or so & hook. Optional: needle felting supplies if you have them, and any wool or yarn you would like to add to this project.

Bio:  Molly has been in love with creating art and objects from as early as she can remember. As a very young child weekly trips to the bead store were her favorite outing. Her mother was a knitter, so yarn stores were always on the list of places to stop too. Molly began doing needlework and weaving in her teens and started rug hooking in 1991. She is mainly self-taught, and loves to experiment and play with the medium, trying to push the limits of what can be done with it. 

Molly loves to hook sculptural forms and landscapes best. Her husband Bob, also an Art major in college has been a photographer for over 50 years, and has a huge stash of photos to draw upon for inspiration. Her sculptural pieces are mostly just from imagination. She has been teaching rug hooking and fiber art classes for more than ten years at such venues as: GMRHG Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show, VT, Habersham Rug School, NY, Mayflower Rug Guild, MA, and Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Guild, NY as well as regional studios and museums.

Her work has been exhibited in: The Art of Playing Cards: Invitational Traveling Exhibit with Linda Rae Coughlin, Farnsworth Art Museum in Maine, Invitational show, "Out of the Loop: Innovations in Hooking", Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield Ct. Invitational Show, "Pushing the Limits: New Concepts in Rug Hooking", Newtown Hooked Rug Show, Newtown, Ct. Juried Show, "Icons of America" American Folk Art Museum, New York, New York, Juried Contest, "Beadwork IV: The Beaded Figure" Juried Traveling Exhibit, traveled throughout the United States at many venues including Museum of Art and Design in New York, New York, "Beadwork III: The Beaded Cloth" Juried Traveling Exhibit , Traveled throughout the United States to many venues, One person Show at the Artful Dodger Art Gallery in Hamilton, NY, "Quilt=Art=Quilts" Juried Exhibit at the Schweinfurth Museum in Skaneateles, NY, and at Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village. Her work has also been featured in the following publications: Hooked Rug Landscapes, Modern Hooked Rugs, A Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XVI and XIII, Beaded Embellishment, "Hooked Vessels" Rug Hooking Magazine March/April 2009, Beadwork IV: The Beaded Figure, Beadwork Magazine, April 2005, and Beadwork III: The Beaded Cloth, Beadwork Magazine, April 2003.

Registration started at 10 am on January 9th, 2019
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