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“Combining Rug Hooking & Wool Applique/Embroidery Techniques"  Workshop



Elinor Barrett

Columbia, MO

Dates:   1 day – Friday, August 14, 2020 
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $125.00 / Sauder Village Members $115.00  
Supply Fee: $70.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location: Founder's Hall - Stage Left
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Squirrel-fall-hooked-rug-Elinor-BarrettClass Description:  Enjoy a day of planning and creating a seasonal wall hanging by combining rug hooking and wool applique/embroidery techniques to add dimension and interest to the design. With special permission from Bonnie Sullivan for use in this class, students will have their choice of four seasonal designs from “All Through the Night”: By A Hare (Spring), Build A Nest (Summer), Squirrel It Away (Autumn), and Cardinal Rule (Winter).

The 34” x 34” designs will be on linen and hooked in cuts #5-9. Students will select their pattern prior to the class and Elinor will provide suggestions on wool selection and color if students wish to bring wool and embroidery floss with them to the class.

squirrel-pumpkin-fall-Half-2020During the class, Elinor will guide students in deciding which areas they wish to hook and which design elements will be appliqued and/or embroidered. One-on-one instruction and assistance with color planning, applique and embroidery techniques and finishing the wall hanging will be provided. Elinor will have materials such as wool, embroidery floss, silk velvet and ribbon available for purchase that students may incorporate in their design.

The class will focus on planning and creating a wall hanging by evaluating the pattern design to determine where and how to use applique, embroidery and rug hooking to achieve a unique finished project and also inspire you to use these techniques in your future projects.

Cardinal-winter-Half-2020Teacher will contact students prior to class: Yes

Level:  Intermediate - Students should have basic rug hooking, color planning, and wool applique/embroidery knowledge and experience.

Supply description:  34” x 34” pattern on linen, fabric glue, freezer paper, soft fuse, project photo and supply bag.

Students Need to Bring: Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, hook, cutter, blades #5 - #9, chenille #24 needles, straight pins, sewing needle and thread. Please note: two wool cutters, irons, pencils, markers and paper scissors will be available for class use. Also in class and available for purchase: wool, embroidery threads, applique scissors, additional patterns. Students may bring their own wool, embroidery floss, and wool applique scissors. (Elinor will provide recommendations on the types, colors and amount of wool and embroidery floss needed prior to the class.)

bunny-flowers-Half-2020BIO:  Elinor Barrett is the owner of Baa Baa Barrett Woolen Designs & Such and lives in Columbia, Missouri. She has been hooking more than 10 years and has taught classes on color theory, pattern design, and color planning in the Midwest. She enjoys incorporating materials such as handspun yarns, cotton, silk, velvet and ribbon in rug hooking.

Elinor has been published in Rug Hooking Magazine, is a founder of the Baa Baa BOO~Ville ‘Blood on the Rug’ Halloween Hookin in Missouri, and is a founding member of the Big Muddy Rug Hooking Guild.