Pick your kits for class. Kits are sold only to class participants as of this date.

Texas​ - January - March 12th, 2019

Eagles Nest Rug School Ligonier, PA April 14th - 18th, 2019 - (Full)

Colorado - June

ATHA​ Biennial, Denver, CO (Vending) August 28th - 31st, 2019

Arkansas - September, 2019 (Full)

Hartselle, Alabama - Wool Sisters Retreat May 15,16,& 17th, 2020 (Full) 

All patterns for classes are on burlap. Wool and textile will be provided for kits.  Colors may vary on patterns.


Class Taught by Carol Weatherman

Definition of a Fragment: Patterns are manageable size to hook; so, a full understanding of finishing a piece can be achieved in class. 

My inspiration came from an early hooked piece I purchased. It was cut to a smaller size; most likely this fragment was the only salvageable section.

primitive style is not easy to achieve; unless your textiles have been aged in a matter of believability . Each Student will have available aged textiles for their use.
Wool and other textiles will be used. Early pieces contained varied textiles (use what you had) for there were no wool stores for rug hooking in the 1800’s.
Burlap is used for a base. This is not a messy burlap. Your piece will be light weight just like an early rug.

Instructions will be given on hooking techniques, tricks on wearing fibers and finishing (no binding, this is an option though). 

The result will be a finished piece with the provenance of the 19th century. The students can apply these lessons for future projects. 

The feel of a piece is very light weight, fibers are worn, and colors are aged; this is hard to capture in a photo.

Summary: An unconventional class has many surprises! It will be a fun lesson and time passes quickly.

Fragment Patterns are now divided into three categories; each have their own page.

1.) Animals
2.) Floral
3.) Pictorials

I promise you the photos do not do justice to the rugs.
They truly look old, with moth holes, repairs, worn wool, saddened to give it age. There may be even a mouse hole!