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“Hooking a Monochromatic Owl” Workshop 2022

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HookingDonna Hrkman Dayton, OH

Dates:  2 day – Wednesday & Thursday, August 17 & 18, 2022 
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $250.00 / Sauder Village Members $230.00
Supply Fee: $75.00 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Historic Village - Museum
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Have you seen beautiful rugs hooked in a monochromatic color scheme and wished you could create one? Or perhaps you’ve given monochromatics a try and just weren’t satisfied with the results. Well, this workshop will show you how and give you the tools you need.

Donna will teach you how to hook a monochromatic project starting with a photo, that she has specially selected, and then hand-drawn and shaded a pattern for you. She will show you how to use that photo as a guide for your color value choices, a great tool for future monochromatic style projects. The beautiful wool for this project will be hand-dyed by Donna – in a range of values in a single color. Students will be hooking in cuts # 3 – 5.


You will learn how to determine when and how to use each color value to create the Owl’s face and feathers, both key elements, both challenging aspects in which to establish details, using just value. Don’t be afraid! You Can do it!

Donna has mastered monochromatic fiber art, with a long list of award-winning work, especially in that specific topic. She will share her knowledge, tips and tricks to help you build your confidence, skills and give you a rock-solid monochromatic foundation.

Once finished, your 9” x 12” Owl design would make a great pillow. And… WHO…. doesn’t love an Owl!


Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes 

Level: Intermediate – Students must have good rug hooking knowledge and experience. Experience in hooking with small to medium cuts is suggested, or at least be willing to try.

Supply fee description:  Hand-drawn and shaded 9” x 12” Owl pattern on linen, and hand-dyed wool in a range of values of a single color.

Students Need to Bring: Basic rug hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades #3-5, & hook.


Donna Hrkman has a lifelong history as an artist. She has experience in drawing and painting, and has been hooking rugs since 2003. Donna had a stencil business for ten years and did freelance fabric design for the Daisy Kingdom Fabric Company.

Her work has been exhibited in art shows and galleries, and has won awards including Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs fourteen times. She is a member of the Celebration Hall of Fame.She started hooking rugs eighteen years ago and has developed a reputation for realistic portraits, both of people and animals. Besides teaching portraits, she also teaches design and composition, other specialties include monochromatic and Steampunk rugs.


She has written articles for Rug Hooking Magazine and authored two books: Rug Hookers Companion and Creative Techniques for Rug Hookers.

Donna has taught at guilds and schools all across the country. She loves making rugs and enjoys sharing what she knows with others. She continues to strive for excellence in her work and in her teaching, too. 



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.