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Sunflower – Wool Applique Table Rug

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Fritz Mitnick

Rebecca L. Smith
Chesterland, Ohio

Dates:  1 day – Friday, August 16, 2019
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $125.00 / Sauder Village Member $115.00
Supply Fee: $95.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location:  Heritage Inn – Gathering Room A
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Fall-floral-matClass Description:  Join Rebekah to hand-stitch this 24’’l x 16.5’’w wool applique table rug inspired by the end-of-summer sunflowers. The linen panel in the center highlights a sunflower, and hand-dyed petals sprinkle a rich brown wool base. The colors usher in the change of season from late summer to early autumn. 

Students will learn all the steps, start to finish, in making a wool applique piece, through individual and group instruction, and practice the necessary stitches, before working on their Sunflower table rug.  

Fall-floral-mat-upcloseRebekah’s wool applique style is inspired by American antiques and decorative arts. Selected by Early American Life Magazine for their Traditional American Crafts Directory for several years, Rebekah will show you how to achieve her wonderful look and style in your own wool applique projects.

Teacher will contact students prior to class: Yes

Level:  Some hand-stitching experience would be best for this class. (No rug hooking knowledge or experience required.)  


Supply description:  All of the wool, floss, patterns, instructions, and photo for this project.

Students Need to Bring: Chenille #24 needles, pins, and scissors.

BIO: Antiques have been a part of Rebekah’s life from an early age. She grew up surrounded by people who especially appreciated the simple lines and bold colors of early American folk art. A photo of an early example of wool appliqué inspired her wool work. She repurposes wool and hand-dyes it, using a combination of natural and commercial dyes.

Rebekah’s passion lies in color and design, both talents well-suited to folk art. Her work has been featured in Early American Life Magazine, Primitive Quilts & Projects Magazine, and in her books Wool Applique Folk Art and Seasons of Wool Applique Folk Art from C&T Publishing. Rebekah has also participated in many juried shows with her folk art pieces both wool applique and painted.


Rebekah and her husband along with their three daughters continually work to restore their 1838 house in the Western Reserve of Ohio.


Registration started at 10 am on January 9th, 2019
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