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Skinnies” Workshop 2022

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HookingAnne Bond  Northville, Michigan and
Nancy Stowers, Delaware, OH

Dates:  Evening – Thursday, August 18, 2022 
Time:  6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. 
Class Fee: $65.00 / Sauder Village Members $55.00
Supply Fee: $220.00 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Heritage Inn - Gathering Rm A
Teacher’s Website: and


Skinny-hooked-rug-Anne-Bond-Nancy-StowersThis workshop focuses on adding or improving the techniques in your fiber art tool box, but at the same time, creating a seasonal “Skinny” to add to your home décor.

Anne and Nancy will be team teaching, and they are known for their creative techniques, as well as sharing tips and ideas. The workshop techniques will include:                                   
Antigodlin (anti guideline) – turning loops in different directions to prevent patterns from forming in hooked backgrounds.

Beading – using 2 different colored wool strips and alternating the color loop pulled-up, in the same row, creating a beaded look.

Hills & Valleys – hooking in an “s” shape (or hills & valleys) to create a pattern in your hooking.


Pixelating – using twisted or nubby loops to create texture or dimension.

3 Cut Snip - spread out stitches and hook pulling the high loops tight and this will give an effect of a disappearing line.

Waldoboro - using “raised” loops (hooked higher than normal) and clipping them to form a high pile in a three-dimensional or sculpted manner. 

Students will be able to select from 12 seasonal Skinnies patterns:  Frosty, Jack, Nick, Norm, Pat, Pete, Sunny, Surprise, Tom, USA, Walley, & Zel. These designs will be hooked in cut sizes # 3-6, with several color palette options for the motifs and background from a beautiful selection of hand-dyed wools. Patterns are 8” x 30” and come with enough wool to complete your Skinny.    

This is the perfect workshop to develop, strengthen, and add new skills to your fiber art toolbox for future rug hooking projects! The project is also lots of fun, so you might want to make more Skinnies for each season!


Teacher will contact students prior to class: Yes

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

Supply fee description:  An 8” x 30” Skinny pattern (of your choice) on linen and wool kit.

Students Need to Bring: Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blade # 3 – 6, & hook.

Bio:  In 1980, Anne was introduced to fiber art as a cosmetologist. Color was a natural interest to her along with various other forms of art. Ever since she can remember she has had the good fortune to be exposed to a variety of art mediums such as: water color, oil painting, clay sculpturing, drawing, lead glass, pottery, and quilting. Anne also attended The Society of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan for 2 years.

Skinny-hooked-rug2-Anne-Bond-Nancy-StowersIn 2001, Anne expanded her creativity into rug hooking and all its elements of dying and designing became her passion. Since then, Anne has created 2 dye books Ewenique Dye Book I & II and in her dye books she includes 110 of her 1,000 plus dye formulas that she has created. Along with her Ewenique Dye Books she has hooked over 200 rugs. Anne enjoys a variety of different cut sizes, color schemes, and rug patterns. Her rugs vary from Orientals, Pictorials, Geometrics and Primitives. Anne has designed over 100 of her own patterns and has also been published 3 times in the Celebrations. She has even written an article that was published in Rug Hooking Magazine on how to hook large bed rugs. Also, in 2010 Anne’s 18th Century bed rug won the Sauder Award.

Since 2009, Anne has been teaching classes in her studio, along with teaching at various rug hooking camps, guilds, and groups. Her rugs have been sold at the Galleria in Shipshewana, Indiana and the Waterford Foundation Folk Art Show in Virginia. From her salon to her kitchen stove with wool, coloring fiber has been Anne’s passion. As a teacher she has had the opportunity to expand her creativity and cherish her new friendships.

Christmas-skinny-hooked-rug-Anne-Bond-Nancy-StowersIn 2011, Anne went into business with Nancy Stowers. While their Visions of Ewe studio is in Northville, Michigan, they also teach and vend throughout the country. In 2015, they started Great Lakes Rug Hooking Retreat in Geneva, Ohio.


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.