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Landscape Adventures” Workshop 2022

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HookingJanine Broscious  RV Living, USA & Canada  

Dates:  2 days – Friday & Saturday, August 19-20, 2022  
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Class Fee: $250.00 / Sauder Village Members $230.00
Supply Fee: $45.00 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Heritage Inn – Gathering Rm B
Teacher’s Website: and


Landscape-with-couple-hooked-rug-Janine-Broscious-2022Explore and experiment as we create a beautiful landscape. This workshop will also encourage you to use up worms to create depth, develop an eye for nature’s highlights and shadows, and utilize different hooking methods to create effects.

We will cover how to hook a landscape using directional hooking, with mostly textured wool. Hooking specific elements of a landscape, such as water, pine trees, grass and skies, will be explored. The project is a standard framing size of 14” x 11”, and Janine will share her secret methods of finishing and hanging it on the wall.


Mountain-landscape-hooked-rug-Janine-Broscious-2022She will also discuss her creative process of using photos from her trips when designing her rugs. The landscape style ends up being a combination of realism and impressionism, which tells a story.

Students will choose from 2 designs: Deer or Lighthouse, and use cut sizes # 7, 5 & 3, as well as whatever cuts you have in your worm pile. Bring worms in blue, green, purple, yellow, red, white, tan and brown – both for your project and to share. Additional wool information will be provided, when Janine contacts her students. A handout will be provided which will include a detailed description of the techniques covered in class, a great reference for future landscape projects.

Janine will share some of her beautiful photos and wonderful stories from her RV adventures – the inspiration for much of her hooked art. This workshop is the perfect opportunity to learn how to capture a special moment in WOOL!


Teacher will contact students prior to class: Yes

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

Supply fee description:  14” x 11” Landscape Adventure pattern on natural linen (choice of either deer or lighthouse), and handout on techniques.

Students Need to Bring: basic hooking supplies: frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades # 3-7, hook, Sharpie marker, and worms from previous projects (see colors & cut size above, bring some for you & some to share).  


Janine-Broscious-2022-hooking-rug-drawing-patternBio: Janine describes herself as a Traveling Artist & Grandma. After homeschooling three sons for twenty years, Janine and her husband, Matt, sold their house and began the adventure of a lifetime in their RV. They have traversed the country four times and have been to 49 states and three Canadian provinces, while visiting their six grandchildren and hiking as many places as possible. Janine and Matt have had incredible adventures - which fuels her creativity.

As a self-taught artist, Janine tackled rug hooking with abandon when she discovered it in 2014. Since then, she has created 30 original designs and sells her patterns on Etsy. She has had many articles published in Rug Hooking Magazine and has twice been a Celebration Finalist. For four years, Janine has taught beginning rug hooking in Florida. One of Janine’s rugs was chosen as First Place Peoples’ Choice at the 2019 Harbor Hookin’. She created a video teaching how to bind hooked rugs which is published on YouTube with over 50,000 views. Janine was featured in an international online video by rug hookers from Australia.

While constantly on the move around the United States and Canada, Janine journals, writes a blog and takes photos of their travels. Her vast and varied experiences are reflected in her rug hooking in a unique way. Because of being self-taught, Janine believes in total freedom and adventure with rug hooking and enjoys helping others experiment.

When she is not driving the rig or planning the next adventure, Janine hooks art and makes one-of-a-kind jewelry.  Matt creates rug hooking name tags on his 3D printer. While traveling across the continent, they love making friends, especially with rug hookers.


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.