Sarah McNamara, Greenport, NY
Dates: Morning – Friday, August 18, 2017
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12 noon
Class Fee: $60.00 / Sauder Village Members $50.00
Supply Fee: See below - payable to teacher at the beginning of class
Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Left
Teacher’s Website: paisleystudio.blogspot.com
We’ll start this class with a brief discussion on the more traditional finishing techniques such as folded, whipped, braided, and crocheted techniques. Sarah will bring examples of each for you to see. Then she will teach her 3 favorite edgings: picot, roping, and standing wool squiggles. She will demonstrate how to create and attached these techniques, which students will apply to small projects.
Prior to class, students will hook three small mats, approximately 4” x 4”. You can either design your own projects or select one of Sarah’s kits --- which can be ordered in advance. Sarah will give you instructions, when she contacts you, on what needs to been done prior to class. In class, students will be applying each of the 3 finishing techniques to their hooked projects. All 3 techniques are sewn on, so anyone adverse to hand stitching might not enjoy the class.
These creative and fun finishes will give your rugs a new dimension and lots of Pizzazz!
Sarah taught herself rug hooking with her grandmother’s hook and frame in 1990. She went on to take classes from local teachers and at rug schools throughout the northeast, but quickly decided to create her own designs and dye her own wool. After a class called Historic Rugs, Sarah began incorporating other styles of rag rug making into her hooked rugs, giving traditional techniques a new twist. These techniques, along with a dislike for whipping the edges of rugs, led her to devise new and interesting ways to finish hooked rugs.
Sarah has exhibited her rugs in shows throughout the northeast, including a solo show in Syosset, New York. Her work has been included in several books, and she has written about rug hooking on her blog, The Paisley Studio: Writing about Rug Hooking, and for The Wool Street Journal. She founded The Paisley Studio in 2005, selling her hand-drawn rug hooking and miniature needle punch patterns, hand-dyed wool and finished rugs.
Sarah teaches in her home studio and at Hallockville Museum Farm. She is a founding member of the Peconic Ruggers, and is a member of ATHA and Surface Design Association and TAFA.
Specialties: Creativity, Design, Innovative Techniques, Hand Stitching