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Geometrics from Another Angle Rug Hooking Workshop


Jyl Robbins  Floyds Knobs, Indiana   

Dates:  2 day – Friday & Saturday, August 16 & 17, 2024 
Time: 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $250.00 / Sauder Village Member $230.00
Supply Fee:  See below - payable to teacher during class
Location: Heritage Inn - Gathering Rm B
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In this class we will explore the ways to look at the geometric patterns with a new eye. The goal will be to reinterpret the pattern with use of color and “NOT” to follow the design in a traditional manner. 

Jyl will offer several geometric designs, and she can also draw one to your size specifications. You may bring your own design - but beware…. we may change a few things to meet the workshop’s objective. 

We will use a variety of wools and textures for this project. The cut will tend to be on the medium to wide side, ranging from cuts # 5 - 8.  If you have materials in your stash you want to use in your piece, please feel free to bring them. Jyl will also bring a good assortment of wool – as color plays an important role in this project & Jyl knows which wools make the right impact. Her wools include: English as is wool, overdyed wool in old colors and brights, spot dyes and dip dyes.

Join Jyl and look at “Geometrics from Another Angle” to discover the beauty and patterns that you can reveal through the use of COLOR!

Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes

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

Supply fee description:  Pattern on linen. (Pattern choices:  27.5” x 40” Shadow and Light $130, 24” x 30” Fall Blocks $115, 28.5” x 45” Tumbling Blocks $150, 30” x 45” Circles in Lines $130, or custom size pattern – price given when teacher contacts you) Additional Supplies:  Jyl will bring wools: English as is wool, overdyed wool in old colors and brights, spot dyes and dip dyes - available for purchase in the workshop.  

Students Need to Bring:  Basic hooking supplies; frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blades #5 - 8, & hook.

Jyl Robbins is a McGown trained instructor and completed her certification at the Northern Teachers Workshop in 2007.  She began hooking at the age of eight thanks to her mother, Joan Blauvelt, who also was a rug hooking instructor in Southeastern Michigan.

Jyl began teaching in the Southern Indiana – Louisville Kentucky area and was a founding member of the Buffalo Trace Rug Hooking Guild of ATHA.  She co-owned Cat House Rugs with Mary Silva in New Albany, Indiana for 7 years.  During that time Jyl taught classes in her shop two nights per week with workshops on various weekends.  Jyl continues to teach at workshops and out of her home.  In 2024, she will be teaching in Manistee, at Dragonfly on the Lake, Geneva on the Lake, in Pennsylvania and New Hampshire.  Her work has been featured in many shows in the Kentuckiana area and at Sauder Village.  Her rug “Naomi’s Hudson Star” was selected for Celebrations 2023.

Fine hooking and shading are a favorite of Jyl’s and she reintroduced the technique of hooking a true plaid pattern several years ago. Pairing this technique with fine shading the season tiles were started; holly plaid, pumpkin plaid, and sunflower plaid have already been introduced. The last in the series will be a spring motif.

Geometric patterns are another area that allows tremendous creativity with color and pattern and are a joy to hook.  Jyl likes to put a spin on her geometrics by adopting a challenging color plan that is unexpected or to change the pattern to a unique design.  


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