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“Wicked Poppies” Workshop


HookingAnne Bond

Northville, MI 

Dates: 1 day – Friday, August 20, 2021 
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $125.00 / Sauder Village Member $115.00  
Supply Fee: $225.00 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Left
Teacher’s Website:

Bond-W1Description: In this workshop, students will learn how to “Paint with Wool” using color and value to give the look of an artist’s brush strokes, and create movement!

Anne will also teach several additional techniques to give students options in order to customize their charming 12.5” x 20” Poppy project, including: 

Waldoboro - using “raised” loops (hooked higher than normal) and clipping them to form a high pile in a three-dimensional or sculpted manner.  

Pixelating – using twisted or nubby loops to create texture or dimension.

Tunneling - using a narrow strip of contrasting wool between two standard size rows of hooking, to give definition to a motif. 

Antigodlin (anti guideline) – turning loops in different directions to prevent patterns from forming in hooked backgrounds. 

Hills & Valleys – hooking in an “s” shape (or hills & valleys) to create a pattern in your hooking. 

Students will be hooking in cut sizes # 3-6, with several color palette options for the motifs and background from Anne’s beautifully hand-dyed wools.    

This is the perfect workshop to develop, strengthen, and add new skills to your toolbox for future rug hooking projects!


Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

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

Supply description: 12.5” x 20” Wicked Poppies pattern on natural linen, wool/fabric kit includes: poppies wool, background wool, & velvet for accents, and handout on techniques. Optional:  pre-order a wood plaque to mount your project on for $8.00 or 18.00. 

Students Need to Bring: Basic hooking supplies: frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades #3-6, hook, and 2 Sharpie markers (Orange & Red). 


BIO: In 1980, Anne was introduced to fiber art as a cosmetologist. Color was a natural interest to her along with various other forms of art. Ever since she can remember she has had the good fortune to be exposed to a variety of art mediums such as: water color, oil painting, clay sculpturing, drawing, lead glass, pottery, and quilting. Anne also attended The Society of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan for 2 years. 

Bond-W4In 2001, Anne expanded her creativity into rug hooking and all its elements of dying and designing became her passion. Since then, Anne has created 2 dye books Ewenique Dye Book I & II and in her dye books she includes 110 of her 1,000 plus dye formulas that she has created. Along with her Ewenique Dye Books she has hooked over 200 rugs. Anne enjoys a variety of different cut sizes, color schemes, and rug patterns. Her rugs vary from Orientals, Pictorials, Geometrics and Primitives. Anne has designed over 100 of her own patterns and has also been published 3 times in the Celebrations. She has even written an article that was published in Rug Hooking Magazine on how to hook large bed rugs. Also, in 2010 Anne’s 18th Century bed rug won the Sauder Award. 

For the past several years, Anne has been teaching classes in her studio, along with teaching at various rug hooking camps, guilds, and groups. Her rugs have been sold at the Galleria in Shipshewana, Indiana and the Waterford Foundation Folk Art Show in Virginia. From her salon to her kitchen stove with wool, coloring fiber has been Anne’s passion. As a teacher she has had the opportunity to expand her creativity and cherish her new friendships.


Registration starts at 10 am on November 18th, 2020
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