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“Deco Delight - Art Deco Designs with Flair!” Workshop

Lisanne Miller

HookingLisanne Miller

Wells, ME 

Dates: 2 day – Friday & Saturday, August 20-21, 2021 
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $225.00 / Sauder Village Members $205.00  
Supply Fee: (See below) - payable to teacher during class
Location: Historic Village - Museum
Teacher’s Website:

1920s-christmas-car-hooked-rug-LisanneMillerDESCRIPTION: Love Art Deco? Lisanne does!  Now it is your turn to create your own Art Deco piece.

From Art Deco Christmas, to Cottages, to Miss Mistletoe and even an Art Deco Flapper!

As part of this workshop, Lisanne will explore how to hook in the art deco style, how to choose the perfect art deco color palette for your piece—from pale to bold Deco colors, dark outlines to make your piece pop, and demure faces that are not complicated to hook! (Lisanne promises).

In addition, this class will focus on: how to combine different dyed wools with textures for the perfect Deco look, adding mixed media such as sparkle threads, to border or not to border (always a question), and using color palettes from vibrant to muted to neutral. Yes - you can color plan and hook these patterns in neutrals too! 



You will also learn how to apply these techniques to your future projects. This workshop will help you conquer your fear of hooking faces, changing your color palette, and give you confidence in color planning!

This class is open to all suitable Art Deco patterns (Lisanne has over 50 to choose from), original designs welcome, and any cut from wide to fine! 

Lisanne will contact students prior to class about their project and will have a wide variety of wools available. Students are always welcome to bring their wool as well!

Well known for her “no rules just have fun” approach to rug hooking, Lisanne will guide you through this creative process for fantastic effects and results!

A little about Art Deco:  Art Deco first appeared in France prior to WWI. Art Deco was a pastiche of many different styles, sometimes contradictory, united by a desire to be modern. 

1920s-stylized-profile-of-woman-in-hat-inspirationTEACHER WILL CONTACT STUDENTS PRIOR TO CLASS: Yes

LEVEL:  Basic to Intermediate. Students must have basic rug hooking knowledge & experience.

SUPPLY DESCRIPTION: The supplies for this workshop are not a kit and are more similar to those of a Retreat project. Students will have the opportunity to select from many different patterns, sizes and wools - therefore the supply fee will vary accordingly. Options will be discussed in advance with the teacher and patterns can be seen on her website.

STUDENTS WILL NEED TO BRING: Basic rug hooking supplies: frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades #4 and up (or whatever size you are comfortable with), hook & Baggies. Teacher will have a wide variety of wools and patterns available & students are always welcome to bring their own wool and pattern.

1920s-woman-reading-inspirationBIO: Lisanne first held a hook at the age of fourteen as part of the Bi-Centennial Celebration of America—hooking a simple chair pad from some of her mother’s old wool suits. The hook, wool, extra burlap and chair pad traveled with her in her mother’s cedar chest until a dear friend one day revealed that she had a new interest she just loved—primitive rug hooking. Lisanne has never looked back or put her hook down since creating and designing whimsical, wonderful pieces of modern day folk art.   

Lisanne is the owner of the W. Cushing & Co., previously P is for Primitive and Peace, Love and Wool.  Lisanne is the Director of Caraway Rug School, has earned the status of “Fellow” and a Master Craftsmen of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi—recently named as one of the Top 40 Artists, and her rugs have appeared in Rug Hooking Magazine, The Wool Street Journal, numerous ATHA publications, books by Jessie Turbayne as well as Top 40 at 40. Lisanne was nominated for her work and company by Martha Stewart Living as a “Made in America” craft/company.

Lisanne teaches across the United States privately and has taught and/or is teaching at Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village, Hooked in the Mountains, Sebago Rug Camp, Green Mountain Rug School, Rugs by the Sea, and Caraway Rug School.

Registration starts at 10 am on November 18th, 2020
Follow this link for information on the registration form:
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