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Hooked on Handwork  Workshop


Ali Strebel  Tipp City, Ohio        

Dates:  1 day – Friday, August 18, 2023 
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $130.00 / Sauder Village Members $120.00
Supply Fee: $45.00 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Left
Teacher’s Website: 



Rug-Hooking-Home-Faith-Family-Friends-Strebel-AAs rug hookers we often dabble in other artistic mediums. In our studios we usually have an abundance of attempted projects, some successful, some unfinished, and others passed down from family and friends.

Ali is looking for some adventurous spirits that would be interested in creating a one-of-a-kind piece that represents “YOU”. Combining various techniques and materials to tell a story. Ali will be acting as your guide - to help you pull things together. She will share fiber art techniques, which she has used in her own work, including: rug hooking, fabric manipulation, felting, embroidery, and weaving. Since this is an individualized project, you can select which of these techniques you would like to use in this project, then tuck the rest in your fiber art tool box for future use.

Ali will provide a piece of hand dyed linen to use as a base to build your fiber art on. She is known for her large assortment of fibers, so there will be an assortment of materials for you to choose from, such as: yarns, ribbons, buttons, old lace and fabric pieces. But she hopes you’ll look around your studio for supplies to add a personal touch to your piece too. Perhaps you have an unfinished project that you would like to incorporate, or a fiber treasure - once you have registered for the class a much more detailed email will help you pull your materials together.

The photos are samples of Ali’s work, and meant for inspiration. As mentioned, each student will create a one-of-a-kind project, so the photos should give you an idea of what you may create, but the possibilities are limitless!


Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

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

Supply fee description: Piece of hand dyed linen (base to build your work on), plus a large assortment of various materials for you to choose from. 

Students Need to Bring: Basic hooking supplies:  a frame, scissors, cutter, #6 cutter blade, & hook. (Ali will also contact students with more details on the other supplies discussed in the workshop description.)


Bio: Ali has been teaching fiber art nationally and internationally since 1986. Her business, Ali Strebel Designs, is located in Tipp City, Ohio; where she sells the extensive line of books and patterns she has published as well as hand dyed wool, yarn, roving and other fiber art supplies. She has also developed a line of fiber and fiber art inspired jewelry.

Beside her own books, Ali’s work has been featured in Rug Hooking magazine's "Designs for Primitive Hookers", The Wool Street Journal, and numerous other publications.


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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.