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“Understanding Values in Primitive Rugs” Workshop


HookingKatie Hartner

Tyler, TX

Dates: Evening – Friday, August 20, 2021 
Time:  6:30 p.m.. to 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $60.00 / Sauder Village Members $50.00  
Supply Fee: $89.00 - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location: Founder's Hall - Stage Right
Teacher’s Website: &

values-of-leaves-hooked-rug-Katie-HatnerDescription: In most cases, value and color are the design elements used to define motifs found in primitive rugs. This class will focus on “value”. Contrast in values focuses attention to each motif in the pattern and draws one into the details, including backgrounds. Additionally, those motifs often need to have differing levels of importance in the overall design. The focus of this class will be understanding how to create value contrast in primitive designs and its appropriate placement within motifs on a primitive rug design.  

This class will create a small sampler piece with the visual reference of how different value contrasts can be obtained and an understanding of when to use each in primitive rug designs. Several others will be presented during class and in the class reference guide book, which will showcase those examples. Students will take away a full-color reference guide book for future rugs, including all of those hooked in class and discussed.  

Students will work on their 12.5” square sampler pattern, hand drawn on Dorr primitive linen, using cut sizes #8, 8.5 & 9 in a blue color palette.


wall-of-wool-Katie-HatnerTeacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

Level:  Intermediate - Students must have basic rug hooking knowledge and experience.

Supply description:  12.5” pattern on linen, uncut wool in blues, & full-color reference guide book.

Students Need to Bring:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, hook, cutter, & blades #8, 8.5, & 9 -teacher will also have those blades available for use during class.

Katie Hartner became "hooked" on wool rug hooking over 20 years ago. She owns Woolley Fox - a rug pattern business purchased from Barbara Carroll in 2014. Katie's work has been featured in Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs-a juried completion & exhibit, Creating an Antique Look in Hand Hooked Rugs book and she has received the People’s Choice Award in Primitive Style at Sauder Village's annual Rug Hooking Week. She has also judged the annual Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs and the Texas State Fair. In 2016, she purchased designer Polly Minick's patterns and added them 

to the Woolley Fox Collection. Polly is known for her primitive style rugs that were exhibited internationally and in the showrooms of Ralph Lauren for many years in this country. 

Values-of-red-wool-KatieHartnerFor almost 20 years, Katie has owned A Nimble Thimble in Tyler, TX - a quilt shop, selling BERNINA sewing machines and Woolley Fox Rug Patterns, hand dyed wools and rug hooking supplies. She is an avid rug hooker who teachers in her shop and at various rug hooking events across the country, sharing her love of wool and rug hooking. 


Registration starts at 10 am on November 18th, 2020
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