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“Shades of Seasons” Workshop


C. Susan Ferraro

C. Susan Ferraro

Bailey Island, ME 

Dates:   2 day – Wednesday & Thursday, August 12-13, 2020 
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $225.00 / Sauder Village Members $205.00  
Supply Fee: $100.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location: Historic Village - Museum
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starfish-lamp-rug-hooked-FerraroDescription:  In this workshop you will be hooking a lamp “SHADE JACKET” with hand-dyed yarns on a linen panel with your choice of a design from four seasons. Additional yarns and embellishments will be available for you to add your own personal touch.

Day one will be spent hooking your basic design on linen. We will size our pieces and allow them to dry overnight. The following day will be dedicated to embellishing and then hand stitching a white fusible liner onto the finished panel (finished size – 9 5/8” x 18 ½”).

You will go home with one completed shade panel. In addition, you will receive three hand drawn “seasons” linen panels, to be hooked at your leisure. The shade jacket is attached with Velcro so you can take one off and put another one on, to coordinate with each season. You’ll also get a lamp base, a shade that has been made to apply each panel, and a light bulb.

You will create a beautiful lamp shade jacket that can proudly be displayed as functional home décor in your front hall, kitchen counter, or bedside.

starfish-lamp-unlit-rug-hooked-FerraroTeacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

Level:    Basic – students must have basic rug hooking and hand sewing knowledge and experience.

Supply description:  Lamp, shade, bulb, four prepared and drawn panels (one for each season), and prepared liners. Yarn and embellishments for one panel design, needle and thread. In addition, there will be hand dyed yarns available for purchase. 

Students Need to Bring:  Basic rug hooking supplies: a frame, hook and scissors.


bird-nest-hooked-rug-FerraroBIO:  Susan Ferraro has been creating nature fiber art professionally for over 25 years. She earned her degree in Design and continued on to produce and exhibit award winning art quilts in museums, galleries, and art shows around the country. 

When visiting Maine, she often admired another kind of fiber art – traditional hand hooked rugs – especially enjoying the sculpted Waldoboro rugs. Now, a full-time resident of Bailey Island, Maine, Susan passionately hooks rugs, sculptures, and mats. Her designs illustrate a combination of traditional rug hooking techniques with contemporary color, style and dimension. Fish, shells, birds and boats are amongst several designs available for classes, workshops and commission work.

leaf-hooked-rug-FerraroSusan is a member of TIGHR (The International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers), ATHA, Maine Tin Peddlers, Maine Fiberarts, and Maine Made. Her work has been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine.