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“Not Your Grandmother's Hit & Miss” Workshop

Linda Pietz

HookingLinda Pietz

Needville, TX 

Dates: 1.5 day – Friday, August 20, 2021 
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. + 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $175.00 / Sauder Village Members $165.00  
Supply Fee: $45.00 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Heritage Inn - Heritage Room
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white-horse-hooked-rugDescription: Hit and Miss rugs have certainly been around since the birth of rug hooking. Our frugal and industrious ancestors incorporated worn clothes and household items into their rugs. With a limited palette they were able to work magic in their rug designs using the bits of fabric here and there throughout the design. 

We are so fortunate to have access to yards and yards of beautiful wool. After completing a number of rugs, we are left with mounds of wool gizzards, noodles or worms and not wanting to waste these lovely strips of color, we want to be able to utilize them in a rug.


Building on this tradition, it is time to take a fresh look at Hit and Miss, and that is exactly what this class is all about. To kick off the morning, we will look at both historical and modern rug examples. Even more importantly, we will explore both different and unexpected places for inspiration on designing a Hit and Miss rug. Some of these will include ideas from famous artists such as Gaudi mosaics and such disciplines as Notan, plus quilts and tessellation. 

With the help of Linda, you will design a Hit and Miss rug which takes this rug genre to a new level. Taking a very important and necessary look at the art element value, then we will work on color planning and finally wrap up the afternoon with some time for hooking.


flag-rug-hooked-Linda-PietzTeacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

Level:  Basic – students must have basic rug hooking knowledge & experience. No designing experience is necessary, Linda is there to guide you all the way - to design a rug you will be proud of.

Supply description:  Linen backing, a gallon bag of gizzards (pre-cut strips) in different sizes, Sharpie marker, pencil, paper for designing your rug.

Students Need to Bring:  Basic hooking supplies:  a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades (in your choice of sizes), hook, some gizzards (pre-cut strips in assorted sizes), and a spirit of adventure and exploration.


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 her sister Nola Heidbreder’s company – Let Nola Do It. 

Holding a degree 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.