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“Fearless Finishing - The Final Step!” Workshop 2022

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HookingNancy Z Parcels Rustburg, Virginia

Dates:  1 day – Wednesday, August 17, 2022  
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $130.00 / Sauder Village Member $120.00
Supply Fee:  $45.00 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Left
Teacher’s Website:

triple-whipped-edge-hooked-rugs-Nancy-Z-Parcels-2022Do you enjoy finishing your hooked rugs, or do you put off this final step? Have you been finishing all your rugs the same way? Which finishing methods are best for which rugs? Join Nancy for a day of learning a variety of fun and creative finishing techniques - to both complete and enhance your rugs.

The day will begin with show & tell; Nancy will have a display of her rugs with different finishes. She will also discuss why different finishing methods are more appropriate than others, depending on how you are going to use or display the rug, especially if it will hang on the wall or lay on the floor.

Students will have the opportunity to learn and practice several finishing methods including: single/double/triple whipping with yarn, whipping with wool strips, and using wool fabric as binding. Plus, Nancy will also discuss how to create a wool or fabric sleeve, along with the uses, and how to make your own personalized rug labels. Various materials will be used, such as wool strips, yarn, and assorted other fibers.  

hooked-pocket-finish-Nancy-Z-Parcels-2022Another important topic that will be covered is how to calculate the amount of fiber that is needed for each finishing method. Nancy will also share her favorite tips, tricks, resources, and equipment for finishing, as well as chat briefly about a few other types of finishing like: pocket finishing, and adding silk ties and tongues. Students are invited to bring one or two rugs that need finishing to the workshop, & Nancy will provide finishing advice and help with selecting the appropriate method for that specific rug.

These finishing techniques are perfect for many projects, not just hooked rugs, like coasters, wall hangings, bags, and more.

Students will leave the workshop with a wonderful handout filled with detailed instructions and photos of each method, along with the samples they created in class – both are great references and resources.

silk-tie-finish-hooked-rug-Nancy-Z-Parcels-2022Teacher will contact students prior to class: No

Level: Basic – students must have basic hand sewing knowledge & experience.

Supply fee description:  
Hand-out with detailed written instructions and photos, Clover Golden Needle, small pieces of backing, yarns (of different weights), wool strips (of different sizes), and other assorted finishing materials.

Students Need to Bring:
Pen/Pencil/Paper for notes, scissors, and ruler or measuring tape. Optional: one or two rugs that need finishing advice.

Nancy Z. Parcels began her hooking career in 1999 and worked on her own for the first two years. Meeting her Mentor, Yvonne Miller opened many doors into the rug hooking world.

Nancy became a McGown accredited teacher in 2007. Her rugs have been featured in Rug Hooking Magazine and in Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs on 5 different occasions. Several of her rugs have been exhibited at State Fairs, juried art shows, and the Pennsylvania State Museum. In 2019, she received the People’s Choice Award at Rug Hooking Week in the Oriental/Crewel/Geometric category, and in 2020, she received the People’s Choice Award in Animals/Birds/Insects for Stinky-The 2020 Mascot.

Nancy frequently writes articles for Rug Hooking Magazine. She travels and teaches at camps and rug schools, and regularly teaches and color plans from her Rustburg, Virginia home.




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.