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Tiaras and Crowns Workshop


HookingMaddy Fraioli  Roseville, Ohio     

Dates:  2 day – Friday & Saturday, August 18-19, 2023 
Time:  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $250.00 / Sauder Village Member $230.00
Supply Fee: $85.00 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Heritage Inn – Gathering Rm B
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Hooked-Rug-Honeycomb-Bees-Fraioli-AJoin Maddy to discover the majesty of festival headdresses, crowns, and tiaras across cultures; Indigenous, South Asian, African, and European regal and festival headdress couture will be explored in a colorful PowerPoint presentation. Examples of Maddy’s many crowns and tiara’s will also be on display.

Each student will then hook and create their own floral tiara, choosing either a Spring or Fall theme. Maddy will teach Proddy roses, marigolds, sunflowers, carnations, daisies, bead, mirror and jewel attachment, embroidered bullion flowers using rug yarn, French knots, construction, and gluing techniques. Students will be able to apply these learned skill sets to other inspirational explorations on their hooking journeys.

Most students should be able to leave class with a completed Tiara and enjoy the pleasure of making something celebratory, frivolous, and very fun while exploring satellite techniques of embellishment that are classic and tasteful. This is a great class for disappointed Prom Queen contenders, and even more so for those of us who were never in the running.


Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

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

Supply fee description: Everything you need to complete a Spring or Fall Tiara: linen pattern, hand dyed wool for background, dip dyed wool for Proddy flowers, wool for the backing of tiara, interfacing, and head band ribbon. Additional supplies will be available to purchase should students wish to add extra embellishments and wool to make another for their princess granddaughter or best girlfriend.

Students Need to Bring: Basic hooking supplies; frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades #4 and #6, and a primitive hook for Proddy work.

Rug-Hooking-Flowers-Fraioli-CBio: Maddy is a third-generation rug hooker, having learned from her mom this folk-art tradition, who was taught by her Great Aunt Gladys. While none of Aunt Gladys' rugs survived, Maddy is still hooking every summer in Vermont with her 96-year-old mom.

Maddy received a Fine Arts degree in Craft. She is an avid rug hooker, a master potter and tile maker, a modest weaver, and an amateur block-printer.

She is a founding member of the Buckeye Rug Hooking Guild and has taught at the Green Mountain Rug Hooking School, for the Piedmont Rug Hooking Guild, at Sauder Village, and privately in her farm studio in Southeastern Ohio, where she and her family farm willow. Internationally she has taught hooking in India, Haiti, and Belize with craft aid organizations.

She enjoys the stimulation of creating work that has cultural associations including Early American Folk Art, 14th Century Italian mosaic floors, Mayan fiber art, Indian block prints, and geometric and floral repeat patterns. She contributes articles pertaining to these interests to Rug Hooking magazine and is both Oxford and McGown Certified. She is the current Educational Chair for the Buckeye Rug Hooking Guild where she co-ordinates group projects and implements robust learning opportunities for all members.



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