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Crazy Color Rugs Workshop


April DeConick  Houston, Texas      

Dates:  1 day – Friday, August 18, 2023 
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $130.00 / Sauder Village Member $120.00
Supply Fee: $129.00 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Right
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Love color and texture? Want to create an abstract wall-hanging? Bring a stick or fun object to use as your wall mount. April will help you design your own organic-shaped rug to hang from your mount, teach you all about color harmony and color fields, and show you how to create fabulous texture using a variety of special stitches.  Students will be working in a variety of cuts, so bring different sized cutter blades.

April will consult with students ahead of the class to determine the color scheme that each student prefers and dye their wool according to their color preferences.   


Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

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

Supply fee description: Exclusive project book authored by April for the students in this course; one yard of artfully dyed wool chosen by the student; 32” x 48" of serged foundation linen; & permanent marker.  

Students Need to Bring: Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, any size cutter blades that student wishes to use, & 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 of Hand-Hooked Rugs - Hall of Fame in 2018.  She is the owner of April DeConick Art Rugs and Designs, a gallery in the artist community at Sawyer Yards, Houston.  For more information, check out her website and follow her on Instagram or Facebook.



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