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Flowering Dogwood - Bloom to Perfection” Workshop 2022

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Linda Powell

Linda Powell  Navarre, Ohio   

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: $125.00 - payable to teacher prior to class
Location: Heritage Inn – Homestead A
Teacher’s Website:



little-white-dogwood-flowers-rug-hooked-Linda-Powell-2022-workshopIn this workshop, Linda will provide specifically dyed wools that will SIMPLIFY the process of shading a fine cut flower. Sometimes it just takes a little planning in the dye pots to create wools that will do the shading for you! So, this will be a perfect workshop for learning about fine cut shading - without the stress!

The 10” x 12” pattern is a small floral consisting of dogwood blossoms, branch, and leaves, see photo with navy background. The vast majority of dogwood flowers are white with some being pink or rose, so there will be a variety of dyed white and pink wool options to select from. A selection of lightly mottled background wools will also be provided, Linda will show you how it adds interest and movement to your piece.

dogwood-flowers-Linda-Powell-2022-workshopThe Sausage Dyeing Method is the key to no stress shading, the method appears to look like a shorter version of a dip dyed piece of wool, but the dyeing process is completely different. This dye method is great for dyeing the wool for shading our small petals and small motifs, which will be hooked in a #3 cut. A dyed swatch, using mock (or basic) shading will be used on the leaves. Students will receive detailed handouts – which will include the topics covered in this workshop:

Basic Pattern Instruction - Includes complete hooking directions for this pattern, visual aids, and multiple suggestions for finishing.

Directional Hooking - This diagram will show the growth direction of the petals and leaves, thus indicating the direction of the hooking. Directional hooking suggestions for the background will also be covered.

dogwood-flower-rug-hooked-Linda-Powell-2022-workshopPencil Shaded Diagram - The pencil shaded pattern as a visual aid assists the rug hooker in understanding highlights and depth. 

Improving your Technique - This handout will share Linda’s top suggestions on improving your overall technique for this pattern and more.

Linda enjoys “teaching in the moment” and will share her knowledge and experience in this workshop, hand-outs, and answer your dyeing, shading and fine-cut hooking questions too. While we will not be dyeing in this workshop, Linda will supply you with two links to YouTube Videos that will show you the Sausage Dyeing Method Step-by-Step - to produce beautiful dyed wool for your future projects! 

pink-dogwood-flowers-Linda-Powell-2022-workshopTeacher will contact students prior to class:

Level: Intermediate - Students should have good rug hooking knowledge and experience. Having some dyeing and fine cut hooking knowledge would also be helpful. 

Supply fee description:  10” x 12” Dogwood Blossom pattern on linen, uncut wool to complete the motifs and background, multiple handouts, and YouTube links.

Students Need to Bring: Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blade # 3, & hook - appropriate for a fine cut. Note: Two cutters with #3 blades will be available in class if you do not have a #3 blade. 


Bio: Linda became interested in rug hooking after attending a rug hooking exhibit in the 80’s and started her first piece in 1988. She is McGown certified and has attended the Southern McGown Teachers’ Workshop since1997 and serving as the Director from 2015 - 2020. Linda also received her OHCG (Ontario Hooked Craft Guild) certification in 2017.

She is a long-time member in two local rug hooking groups, a member of ATHA, OHCG, OHCG Teachers’ Branch and the National Guild of Pearl K. McGown Hookcrafters. Her work has received awards at National and International Exhibits, including two, first place ribbons during the OHCG Virtual Annual exhibit in the spring of 2021.  She has had student pieces within the pages of Celebrations and personally appeared in Celebrations XXV and 26.  Several of Linda’s pattern designs are available at Honey Bee Hive Rug Hooking. 

She teaches at rug schools both nationally, and internationally, guild workshops, and from her home-based studio in Navarre, Ohio.  Linda has recently added teaching via Zoom to her schedule.



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.