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Beautiful Trees” Workshop 2022

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Martha Rosenfeld

Martha Rosenfeld  Kalamazoo, Michigan      

Dates:  1 day – Saturday, August 20, 2022 
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m..
Class Fee: $130.00 / Sauder Village Member $120.00
Supply Fee: $180.00 - payable to teacher prior to class
Location: Heritage Inn – Gathering Rm A
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gold-fall-tree-hooked-rug-Martha-Rosenfeld-2022-workshopMost landscape rugs include a tree or two, either close up or in the background. Each tree is unique, and trees themselves can be the main subject of pictorial rugs. Trees through the seasons can provide interesting subject matter, if we stop to notice them.

Explore the ins and outs of hooking trees in this one-day workshop. We will examine ways to make hooked trees look more realistic. We will discuss how cut size, color choices, and alternative materials affect hooking trees in landscapes, along with tips on designing rugs as “portraits” of individual trees. 

Students will be able to choose a 16” x 21” pattern of trees (pattern options will be emailed to students in advance, along with discussion on your color palette, which can be brighter or more muted than the source photo).

As-is and hand-dyed wool, to complete the project, will be included in each kit, along with a copy of the source photo the pattern is based on. Students are welcome to bring their own wool and yarn to incorporate into their chosen pattern. Students may hook their tree project in any cut sizes between # 4 – 8, and are welcome to incorporate other materials besides wool fabric. A mix of cuts and materials is encouraged; students wishing to capture a maximum amount of detail should plan on using cut size # 6 or smaller cuts.


Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

Level: Intermediate – Students must have good rug hooking knowledge and experience.

Supply fee description:  Choice of one 16” x 21” tree pattern on primitive linen, with as-is & hand-dyed wool.

Students Need to Bring: Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blade # 4 – 8, & hook. Students are encouraged to bring some of your own materials to incorporate into your project.  A small amount of additional wool will be available for purchase from the instructor.

winter-trees-hooked-rug-Martha-Rosenfeld-2022-workshopBio: Martha Rosenfeld lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan, where she teaches rug hooking at the Kirk Newman Art School at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts. She has a Master’s degree in Ceramics, and worked as a potter and sculptor in Kalamazoo, then in Chicago, Illinois and Louisville, Kentucky, in addition to a career in legal services.  In 2007, she switched media from clay to rug hooking, taking lessons in rug hooking and wool dyeing from Karen Schellinger in Louisville, Kentucky. 

Martha moved back to Michigan in 2013.  Since then, she has had her rugs accepted into Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs 29 and 30, and has shown her rugs in invitational and juried exhibits around Southwest Michigan.  She is a member of Signature Artists, LLC, an artist’s cooperative active in the Kalamazoo, Michigan area. She anticipates having an article published in the January/February 2022 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine.

Martha designs original rugs, loves to do landscapes, and especially loves to hook trees of all types and in all seasons. 




Gallery Talk registration may be completed in person at Founder’s Hall Information Table, Wednesday – Friday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Cash, Check or Credit Card payment will be accepted.

“Trio of Dimensional Halloween Pins” with Cheryl Bollenbach ($65 fee, evening class, Thursday, August 17) is the only class with additional openings. Registration will be accepted in person at the Founder’s Hall Information Table up until noon on Thursday, August 17th.

Thank you for making this a SOLD OUT year for so many of our classes.