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Make It & Take It - Miniature Origami Rugs” Workshop 2022


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HookingApril DeConick  Houston, Texas  

Dates:  1 day – Friday, August 19, 2022 
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. 
Class Fee: $130.00 / Sauder Village Members $120.00
Supply Fee: $99.00 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Heritage Inn – Heritage Room
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In this 1-day workshop, students will hook two 5” x 5” mats using a piece of wool that April has dyed using an origami dyeing technique that she has developed. The results create a stunning set of abstract sculptural 3-D mats that students will frame in two beautiful wooden boxes as a set. Students will finish this project in class and take home a gorgeous set of miniature art rugs. Every student’s rug will be unique, depending on the student’s selection of the origami dyed wool and the preferences the student has in hooking the free-style mats. The photo is a sample of the type of project we will be creating, not a replica of it.  


While this is not a hands-on dyeing course, April will share how she dyes using this technique so that you will be able to go home and do it yourself.

You will want to create more of these stunning miniature abstracts for sure!



Teacher will contact students prior to class:  No

Level:  Basic – Students must have basic rug hooking knowledge & experience.

Supply fee description:  20” x 20” serged linen pattern, 1/2-yard Origami dyed wool (student choice; there will be a variety of colors), and two wooden frames.

Students Need to Bring:  Basic hooking supplies:  a frame, scissors, cutter, #6 cutter blade, & hook.

Bio: April’s hooked artworks have won top awards in juried art competitions, been shown in special exhibitions, and published in a variety of venues. She has published articles and books on her hooked art rugs, palette dyeing techniques, and Dye Smart™ color system, which she finished designing in 2020 after twelve years of color study and dye experimentation.

April was inducted into the Celebration Hall of Fame for Hand-Hooked Rugs in 2018.  She is the owner of April DeConick Art Rugs and Designs, a gallery in the artist community at Sawyer Yards, Houston, Texas, and she is the director of the Art Rug Academy, “where art meets rug.” 



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.