Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Upcoming workshops!!

Hi everyone, 
 I have booked Jennifer Manuell who is a fabulous rug hooker, to come and do two different workshops this fall.  These will be on Mondays and Tuesdays so I can take them also!! Space is limited so let me know soon. You will need to make a 50% deposit to hold your spot.  There are more photo’s of her hooked jewellery on her blog http://fisheyerugs.blogspot.ca/    on April 25th.
     The first class  is Hooked Jewellery ......a two day workshop on September 16th  and 17th, from 9 am 'til 4 pm.  You will need to bring your lunch,or there are lots of places in town to pick up something.  I will supply tea and cookies.   Fee is $125.00 plus HST.
     The second class is a Christmas Stocking .....a one day workshop on Monday, November 25th, from 9am 'til 4pm.  I will provide a light lunch of soup or chili , tea and cookies.  We will receive a materials list from Jennifer before the class. Fee is $100.00 plus HST
See below for descriptions of the classes.
Thanks Lynn
The Purple Sock
hooked jewellery
A fun class involving exploration, imagination, innovation and creativity, featuring hooking combined with beadwork, embellishments and handwork. You don’t need to be a master rug hooker or a professional seamstress to create a distinctive bespoke hooked accessory.  You just need a sense of adventure, some good materials and a little bit of patience.
There will be lots of samples to inspire your designs, basic supplies and tools....and you will learn various tried-and-true finishing methods.  Most people should be able to leave after one day of class wearing a new necklace!
Some handouts will be provided.

1-day class:  in this class we will create a basic necklace (several styles to choose from, similar to those pictured), and practice some of the various techniques used in making hooked jewellery.  Towards the end of the day, there will be a bit of a trunk show, featuring many samples of other styles of hooked jewellery, more complex necklaces, barrettes, belts, headbands, etc., to inspire future projects and show some of the possibilities.
Participants will receive a one-of-a-kind kit with patterns and ample supplies to make two unique necklaces (one fairly simple and one more advanced).

2-day class: incorporates the same content as a 1-day class, in addition to working on a second project and spending time discussing more complex construction methods, including deconstructing the items in the trunk show.
AJ’s Christmas stockings
My Auntie Jean (Armstrong) made hand-hooked Christmas Stockings for my sisters and me in 1977, and she continued to make 150+ stockings over the next 24 years.  Keeping this tradition alive in our family was the reason I learned how to hook in 1999. 
Our Christmas stockings are hooked using a type of creative stitch to create unique designs – think rug hooking meets counted cross stitch…
All participants will receive a copy of my detailed instruction booklet All in the Family, an 8-page colour booklet with full-size paper patterns for both the stocking itself and the lining.  Class fee also includes a piece of even-weave burlap large enough to hook 2 stockings.  I will send out a complete supply list prior to the class.
1-day class: In the morning, the focus will be on the special hooking techniques for creating the motifs in these stockings and getting everyone started working on their first stocking.  In the afternoon, the final assembly will be demonstrated, from start to finish, using a sample (that I have hooked prior to the class).

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