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Theorem Painting on Wool with Hooked Border


Linda Pietz
Foresthill, California

Dates:  1 1/2 day – Friday & Saturday, August 16 & 17, 2019
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. (Friday) & 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (Saturday)
Class Fee: $175.00 / Sauder Village Member $165.00
Supply Fee: $85.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location:  Heritage Inn – Gathering Room A
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Description:  Popular in colonial times, theorem painting was an art form where its practitioners painted florals and fruit on a velvet background. Join a long tradition as you learn an updated version of theorem painting, but this time on wool using acrylic paints adding a rug hooked border. The effect is a breathtaking piece you will be proud of as you garner many compliments.

No prior painting experience is necessary as Linda takes you every step of the way. Using a Sulky transfer pen, you will trace the floral design and then iron it onto your off white wool background. Linda will guide you in the use of acrylic paints as you start to paint your theorem. Once the painting is complete and using invisible thread, you will sew your theorem down onto your linen backing nestling it into the middle of the pre-drawn border. 

Now it is time to hook your border with the wool provided in your kit. This wool has been specially dyed to match the acrylic paint colors used in your piece. The edge of theorem disappears as you frame it with your hooking. The textured off black background was specially chosen to contrast with the white background of the floral center to beautifully frame your work. The completed piece will be 12” x 14”. 

Teacher will contact students prior to class: Yes

Level:  Basic – students must have basic rug hooking knowledge & experience, no painting experience is necessary.      

Supply description: Linen with the border drawn onto it, uncut wool, Sulky transfer pen, Sulky spray adhesive, acrylic paints, round brush, mixing brush, palette, invisible thread, & sewing needle.

Students Need to Bring: Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades # 6 & 8, hook & paint shirt or apron (optional).

Bio:  Linda Pietz grew up in a family of artists, but her medium of choice has always been fiber. She has been designing needle work since childhood and as an adult designs for a number of companies including rug hooking patterns for Sister Nola Heidbreder’s company – Let Nola Do It. Holding a degree in fine arts and a teaching credential in fine art, she loves teaching as much as designing. Linda has co-authored five books with her sister and has been a regular contributor to Rug Hooking Magazine along with other publications. She enjoys thinking outside the box when it comes to rug hooking bringing in fresh and unusual techniques to the medium.


Registration started at 10 am on January 9th, 2019
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