Anne Bond – Anne Bond started hooking rugs, designing patterns and dyeing wool in 2001. Anne has had the good fortune to be exposed to a variety of art mediums, watercolor and oil painting, drawing, sculpture, lead glass – pottery and quilting. Anne studied at The Society of Creative Studies in Detroit, Michigan. In 1980, she was introduced to fiber art. As a cosmetologist, color was of natural interest to Anne. She had a great opportunity to study under some of the best color educators in the world. In 2001, she was introduced to rug hooking. Since then, rug hooking, and all its elements have become my passion. Anne has hooked over 160 rugs, from Orientals, to pictorials and primitives. Anne has designed over 50 of her own patterns, formulated 3 dye books (Ewenique Dye Books I and II and Private Stock) which has over 110 of her over 750 formulas. From her salon to her kitchen stove with wool, coloring fiber has been Anne’s passion. As a teacher, she has had the opportunity to expand her creativity and friendships.
Pam Bartlett is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen and first began rug hooking in 1982 with noted instructor, the late, Hallie Hall of Contoocook, NH. Pam is a certified rug hooking teacher with the Pearl K. McGown Rug Hooking Guild, and has completed the teacher training program with the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia. Pam is a four times recipient of the Master Artist/Apprenticeship grant thru the NH State Council on Arts Traditional Arts Program, part of the National Endowment for the Arts.
Pam has been teaching regular rug hooking for over twenty-five years, first at her home studio, then at rug schools and workshops in the U.S. and Canada. In September 2014, Pam moved her studio to a store front near her home in Loudon, NH and opened “The Woolen Pear” & Red Horse Rug Designs, where she sells her own and other designers rug hooking patterns, wool, along with other rug hooking supplies and goodies. Pam also sponsors guest instructor workshops and hosts the Annual Star Island Rug Hooking Retreat on the Isles of Shoals, Portsmouth, NH.
Pam believes it is important to preserve as many of the traditional arts, crafts and skills that were so vital to the comfort and necessity in the everyday life of previous generation.
Michelle grew up in the Mohawk Region Valley Region of New York State beautiful farm country. Long walks in pastures, surrounding woods, dirt roads and wading through meandering streams fueled her love of nature. Michelle’s college study was in graphic design, illustration, and advertising. Self-taught in water colors and other painting mediums, as well as punch needle with embroidery floss, and rug hooking. Regardless of mediums, she approaches every material as a painter. Graphic design experience assists her in simplifying her fiber works. The use of textures and mottled wool allows me to be achieve interest and movement in my rugs. The greatest influence on her fiber art is sitting with other rug hookers. Always hook, paint, draw what touches your heart.
Katie is a third generation, Pearl K. McGown certified rug hooking instructor, who has been hooking since 1992. She has a studio in her home in Jacksonville, FL where she teaches, designs and dyes wool. She teaches at various conferences around the country and directs her own rug hooking conferences in Jacksonville, FL. She is president of the North Florida Rug Hooking Guild which is a chapter of ATHA (Association of Traditional Hooking Artists).
At age 8, Jyl was introduced to rug hooking by her mother, Joan Blauvelt, a founding member of ATHA. The art of rug hooking has been a part of Jyl’s life for 50 plus years. The wonderful textiles and endless options for design make for a fantastic creative outlet.
Jyl began teaching rug hooking in 1998 in her home in Floyds Knobs, Indiana. In 2003, three major events occurred. First, an ATHA chapter for Southern Indiana and Louisville, Kentucky was formed by Jyl and five others. Second, Jyl completed her teachers training and became a Certified McGown Instructor. And third, Jyl and her business partner opened a rug hooking shop in New Albany, Indiana called Cat House Rugs. Classes from beginner to advanced, special projects, finishing and dying are taught at the shop. Since that time, Jyl has continued to teach, design, color plan and dye for local students and out-of-town classes.
From fine shading to primitive, fine cut to wide cut, whimsical to portrait work, Jyl has created and taught various pieces in all of these applications. Her specialty is teaching of how to create a plaid piece, too fun!!!
Restoration of old rugs is also one of Jyl’s specialties and the care and restoration of old rugs will be discussed in class. Other topics for daily discussion will include balance in color, finishing techniques, and dying.
Cathy has been designing rug patterns and teaching at workshops and rug camps for over 20 years. The business she owns is Red Barn Rugs in central Wisconsin. Dyeing textures and putting together color plans in soft arrangements is a strength she carries into her work with students. Teaching tips and overviews on making a rug look old, is a topic covered in class. Building a wood frame for rugs is covered, as well as dyeing tips, finishing options and direction on using the various beautiful wools we have come to love, is included in the lesson plans. Stash building and values are covered in group lessons in addition to one-on-one time with each student. The designs she creates are antique reproductions or original designs that can be Southwestern, floral, geometric or animals. The retreat is open class so people may work on the design of their choice. Red Barn Rugs designs can be viewed on Facebook under Catherine Stephan.
Ali Strebel has been teaching fiber art nationally and international since 1986. Co-published a number of books and patterns and featured in several publications.
Her business Ali Strebel Designs is located in Tipp City, OH where she continues to
teach, dye wool along with a variety of other fibers.
Her approach to rug hooking has always been a little different. Working with various fibers and combining regular hooking with creative techniques, special effects and creating unique pieces. Ali hopes to inspire and encourage students to try something new.
“By doing what you love, it inspires and awakens the heart of others.” S. Shibuya
2:00PM - Arrive
7:30PM - Pastry and Coffee/ Presenting new pattern line.
8:30PM - 1st drawing
7:00AM - Doors Open
9:00AM-12:00PM - Betsy's Pumpkin with Braided Edge
10:00AM - 2nd Drawing
12:00PM - Lunch
1:00PM - 4:00PM - Betsy Reed's Sheep Cutout
2:00PM - 3rd Drawing
7:30PM - Pastry and Coffee
7:00AM - Doors Open
10:00AM - 4th Drawing
12:00PM - Lunch
1:00PM - Raffle
3:00PM - Event Closed
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