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Quick & Fun Seasonal Projects on a Variety of Backgrounds Rug Hooking Workshop


Chrisi Koehl  Eaton, Ohio

Dates:  1 day – Thursday, August 15, 2024  
Time:  9:00 a.m.. to 4:00 p.m.
Class Fee: $130.00 / Sauder Village Member $120.00   
Supply Fee: See below (Payable to teacher during class) 
Location: Founder’s Hall – Stage Right
Teacher’s Website: &



As rug hookers, we are often drawn to projects that can be quite large and time consuming. It’s fun to do smaller projects and dabble in additional techniques that make a project unique, interesting, quick and fun.

Have you ever tried hooking on alternative materials, like hand-dyed wool or feed sack material - where you don’t need to hook a background? Or have you hooked on hand-dyed linen – here again the material is beautiful, so you don’t have to hook a background. Chrisi will offer students a choice of 4 charming and seasonal patterns and 3 different foundation materials including: hand dyed linen, hand dyed wool or feed sack material.

Your project can be hooked in the cut size of your choice, but no narrower than a cut #8 is recommended. Chrisi will provide instructions and tips on hooking in all these foundations, as well as finishing techniques to create pillows, or a framed work to hang on an entry door for a seasonal welcome. 

Teacher will contact students prior to class:  Yes 

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

Supply/Kit description:  Pattern hand drawn on backing of choice, uncut hand dyed and textured wool to finish project, assortment of additional materials to add to piece if desired will be available to choose from in class, a colored photo of finished piece. (Kit Fee with: pattern on hand dyed linen - $65, pattern on hand dyed wool - $55, & pattern on feed sack material - $45)

Students Need to Bring:  Basic hooking supplies: a frame, scissors, cutter, cutter blade (see description above), hook, needle, tan thread, felting needle (Students can purchase felting needles from instructor for $1 during class.)


Chrisi developed a love for creating since childhood with family members who demonstrated how to enjoy hand stitching and other forms of art. Her professional background is in Occupational Therapy, where her training and roots for fostering therapeutic use of self/leisure interests is used with her patients on a daily basis to aid in their recovery of disabling circumstances.

Chrisi began her hooking journey in 2014 after observing a family member creating a rug at a family gathering. After her cousin shared her knowledge and how to’s, Chrisi was off and running with rug hooking and various fiber creations. After discovering and becoming a member of the Miami Valley Rug Hooking Guild, she has had the privilege of learning from some of the most gifted teachers and rug hooking enthusiasts. Through various classes and camps, she developed her skills and began creating patterns, color planning and dyeing wool for her own rugs.

While growing in her talent and knowledge, Chrisi has also been traveling to local hook-ins and artisan shows to offer her own creations, custom designs, seasonal decor and dyed linen – as well as through her online business Rustic Eweniques. She offers beginning rug hooking classes locally in Eaton, Ohio where she lives on a small rural farm with her husband, three children and numerous animals.

stack of wool Koehl workshop
striped wool fabric

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