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Deck the Halls Workshop


HookingApril DeConick  Houston, Texas    

Dates:  Evening – Wednesday, August 16, 2023 
Time: 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Class Fee: $65.00 / Sauder Village Members $55.00
Supply Fee: $99.00 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Left
Teacher’s Website: &



Tree-Hooked-DeConick-Wed-AGet ready for the holidays with fun hooked topiaries. Students will choose a yard of April’s famous origami-dyed wool to hook either a conifer tree or wreath – using any size cut (sample photos show April using a variety of cuts, #4-10).  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 preferences.  Not all topiaries have to be green! 

April will guide you through the process from selecting your colors, covering the steps and techniques, and finally going over the assembly. You will leave class filled with holiday cheer & a wonderful seasonal project, which will surely be the first of many more to come!


Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

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

Supply fee description: One topiary kit (a Topiary Tree Kit for an 18” or 24” tall conifer tree OR a Topiary Wreath Kit for a 12” or 24” wreath). The kit includes: the hand-drawn pattern on linen, one yard of origami-dyed wool, and instructions from start-to-finish.  Students may purchase additional kits if desired.  

Students Need to Bring: Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blade (as many sizes as the student wants 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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