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Hooked – Bowl Fillers” Workshop 2022

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Katie Kriner  Hereford, Pennsylvania 

Dates:  Evening – Friday, August 19, 2022
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $65.00 / Sauder Village Member $55.00
Supply Fee: $55.00-65.00 (see below) - payable to teacher prior to class
Location:  Founder’s Hall – Stage Left
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A bowl filler is a perfect small hooking project. A quick project that can be displayed seasonally or used to dress up a vintage bowl or wooden box. In this class, you will learn the process of how to plan, hook and finish a small three-dimensional piece. Finishing instructions will include how to finish two ways – one simply hooked on the front with a wool fabric back and the other hooked on both sides. Hand sewing is required after the hooking is finished.

Choose from four different projects: Easter eggs, candy corn, ghost family, and a trio of a bee, bee skep and flower. The bee trio and Easter eggs are finished with a wool back. The candy corn and ghost pieces are hooked on both sides. 

Hooked-rug-easter-eggs-Katie-Kriner-workshop-2022Each piece will be hooked in cuts ranging from #6-8, according to the preference of the student, and selected prior to class, when Katie contacts students. The finished bowl fillers range from 4”-7”.  Pattern and written instructions will be included for each student’s specific project. 

Once you complete this project, you’ll be off and running to create more “Bowl Fillers” for every season and for gifts!

Teacher will contact students prior to class:

Level: Basic - students must have basic rug hooking knowledge & experience.       

Supply fee description:  Each kit contains all of the wool needed to make a set of three – including as-is and hand-dyed wool, plus the patterns on linen, thread, needle, stuffing, and written pattern/instructions. Wool will be pre-cut according to student’s cut size preference. Katie will contact students in advance to get your choice of pattern and cut size. The project choices are:  Bee Skep Bowl Filler Trio – $55, Candy Corn – $60, Easter Eggs – $55, or Ghosts – $55. Students are welcome to order additional kits, to work on after the workshop.

Students Need to Bring:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, & hook. (No cutter is needed, as wool is pre-cut.)

Katie Kriner started rug hooking ten years ago. She began hooking designs by other artist, but soon developed her own original style. Through various classes and camps, she developed her skills, designed patterns, color planned, and dyed wool for her own rugs. From there she found a niche helping customers and friends do the same for their own rugs. In the Fall of 2017, she opened her own shop called The Bee & The Bear located at 57 Star Rd, Hereford, PA. The 1860s general store is the perfect setting for a wool and thread retail business with classes for punch needle and rug hooking. 

Rug Hooking with Wool Strips, published by Schiffer Publishing Co., is her first book on rug hooking. It came out in November 2021 and contains 20 rug hooking projects for the modern rug hooker. The book contains ideas and projects that include floor rugs, a tea cozy, wine tote, pillows, purses and much more. It is a book that introduces one to rug hooking but also gives many projects and ideas for the seasoned rug hooker. 

Cabinet-of-multi-colored-wool-Katie-Kriner-workshop-2022Most of the pieces she designs and makes are either for her home and personal use or for friends and family. She is a lifelong gardener which serves as inspiration for much of her work. Katie lives in southeastern Pennsylvania with her husband and German shepherd.  



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.