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By the Light of the Moon Rug Hooking Workshop


Lisanne Miller Wells, Maine 

Dates:  2 day – Friday & Saturday, August 16 & 17, 2024 
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $250.00 / Sauder Village Members $230.00  
Supply Fee: $38 - payable to teacher during class
Location: Historic Village - Museum
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Join Lisanne Miller of W. Cushing & Co. as she unleashes the power of color in a pattern to create “a mood” --- By the Light of the Moon!

This wonderful and inspiring workshop is for those who wish to expand their rug hooking palettes, explore new color waves, learn how to create dimension, expression and even a little attitude in the pattern “By the Light of the Moon.”

Did you know there are over 48 documented colors of the moon?  “What Mood will YOU Create?”

Each student will get to pick their colors to “create” the mood for their moon.  Do you want a “Blue Moon”, “Harvest Moon”, “Man in the Moon” or even a “Lavender Moon” -- your color options are endless! Each student is encouraged to bring an “inspiration” photo to help in choosing the colors for their mood & will be hooking in cuts #4 - 6.

Plus, you will learn how to incorporate special yarns like Metallics, Jack Frost, Turkish Delite and many more!

Each student will use the pattern “By the Light of the Moon” for this workshop.  The pattern is approx. 18” round. It will be wonderful to see each moon develop and what “mood” each student creates.

Lisanne will be bringing dyed wools, textures, needlepoint threads and specialty yarns available for purchase in the workshop. Just order your pattern on your favorite backing from linen to rug warp, bring your hook, cutter, scissors 

Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes 

Level:  Basic to Intermediate - Students must have basic rug hooking knowledge & experience.

Supply description: 18” round pattern on backing of choice (linen, rug warp, or monks cloth). Additional Supplies: Lisanne will be bringing dyed wools, textures, needlepoint threads and specialty yarns - available for purchase in the workshop.  

Students Need to Bring: Basic rug hooking supplies: frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades #4-6, & hook.

Lisanne also has wool in her veins. She first held a hook at the age of fourteen as part of the Bicentennial celebration of America: hooking a simple chair pad from some of her mother’s old wool suits. The hook, wool, extra burlap, and chair pad traveled around with Lisanne, treasured and stored in her mother’s cedar chest. Then one day a dear friend revealed that she had a new interest she just loved: primitive rug hooking. Lisanne went back to her hooking roots and has never looked back or put her hook down since, spending her time and imagination creating and designing whimsical, wonderful pieces of modern-day folk art.

Previously the founder and designer of P is for Primitive and Peace, Love, and Wool, Lisanne now owns a treasured source of rug hooking supplies and inspiration: W. Cushing & Co. in Wells, Maine. She is the author of Beautiful Wool: In the Dye Kitchen with Lisanne Miller, which guides the reader through the process of creating glorious colors and applying dyeing techniques. Lisanne is the director of Caraway Rug School, has earned the status of “Fellow” and a Master Craftsmen of the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi and was named one of the Top 40 Artists. Her rugs have appeared in Rug Hooking Magazine, The Wool Street Journal, numerous ATHA publications, books by Jessie Turbayne and “Top 40 at 40.” Lisanne was also nominated for her work and company by Martha Stewart Living as a “Made in America” craft/company.

Lisanne teaches in her Maine studio, as well as across the United States privately and at the Caraway Rug School, Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village, and Old Cape Cod Rug School. Her specialties are color planning, hooking outside the lines, watercolor effect in rug hooking, antique-inspired, naïve folk art, whimsical designs, architecture and landscape.  

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