Primitive Rug Hooking Retreat With Wide Cut Wool

September 30-October 2, 2022

Schedule: 9am-4pm Fri-Sat, 9am-3pm Sun

Instructor: Kris Miller

Registration Deadline: Registration Closed

Description

Explore primitive rug hooking using soft muted colors and wool textures such as plaids, stripes, herringbones, checks, etc. Kris teaches primitive rug hooking, which encompasses wide cuts of at least #8 and above. All the color planning will be done in class with old and new friends, and we will build the colors as we go to ensure a lovely rug. As time allows, different techniques and tips will be discussed to make your rug hooking journey easier and more creative.

You may hook any primitive/wide cut rug hooking pattern of your choice. You may bring textured wool from your own stash, or you may select and purchase from the wide variety of exciting wool that the teacher will bring to the workshop.

Class size 15

Level Intermediate and above

Student Supply List
Students should bring the basics for rug hooking: a hook, frame, scissors cutter. Optional: a work light, paper and pencil. Students will need to choose a pattern to work on, prior to the first day of class.

  • Tuition $260
  • Materials Fee $variable (payable to instructor at class time)

Instructor

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Kris Miller

Kris Miller specializes in primitive designs with an emphasis on textured wool and wide cuts (#8 and above). She also enjoys hooking with hand-torn wool. Her style has been described as “soft primitives.” Roving, sheep curls, paisleys, novelty yarns, and hosiery have all found their way into Kris’ hooking style at one time or another. Kris is the owner of Spruce Ridge Studios.…Read More

Kris Miller specializes in primitive designs with an emphasis on textured wool and wide cuts (#8 and above). She also enjoys hooking with hand-torn wool. Her style has been described as “soft primitives.” Roving, sheep curls, paisleys, novelty yarns, and hosiery have all found their way into Kris’ hooking style at one time or another.

Kris is the owner of Spruce Ridge Studios. She has won many awards and ribbons for her rugs including her county fair, Michigan State Fair, Sauder Village, honorable mentions in A Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XIII, XVI, XXII, and a Celebrations Finalist in 2018. Several of her original designs have also been featured as pattern inserts in Rug Hooking Magazine and the books Projects for Primitive Rug Hookers, Pattern Designs for Rug Hookers, and Finishing Hooked Rugs. She served as a judge for A Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XVIII and XXVI. Her work has been selected for Early American Life’s Directory of Traditional American Crafts in 2012, 2013, 2015, and 2016. She is the author of Introduction to Rug Hooking, published by Stackpole Books, and the self-published books The Grand Finale: Finish What You Start and The Little Book Of Eyes. She has taught at many workshops and rug camps across the United States, England, and Finland.

She lives in Howell, Michigan, with her husband and an assortment of Angora goats, sheep, alpacas, and a dog.

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Primitive Rug Hooking Retreat With Wide Cut Wool

Registration Policies & Waiting Lists

Class Confirmation
You will receive a registration confirmation via email. If you do not have an email address, you will receive a snail-mail confirmation.

Please read your class confirmation carefully as it may include a supply list and other important details, and note our current COVID-19 protocols on our Planning Your Workshop Experience page.

Materials Fees
Many classes have materials fees in addition to the tuition. These are identified in the class listing and are usually paid with the tuition payment, however in some cases materials fees are paid directly to the instructor at class time (check the class listing).

Cancellation Policy
While we recognize that life intrudes and plans change, in consideration of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, we must adhere to the following cancellation policies:

Student cancellations

> Cancellations made 31 days before the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are eligible for a full refund less 25% of the workshop fee OR a gift certificate in the full amount of the workshop fee. The gift certificate can be applied to workshops or lodging through Dec. 31 of the following year and is transferable.

> Cancellations made 30 days or less than the published registration deadline date for any given workshop are not eligible for refunds. We encourage all students to purchase trip insurance.

> Cancellation requests must be made by calling our office at (608) 987-3292.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with your class, please refer to our lodging page for the lodging cancellation policy.

Cancellations by Shake Rag Alley

> If Shake Rag Alley must cancel a class you will be notified immediately via email or phone and will receive a full refund.

> If a class does not meet a minimum number of students, it may be cancelled. A decision to cancel a class due to under enrollment will be made on the day following the published registration deadline.

> If you have booked lodging with Shake Rag Alley in conjunction with a class cancelled by Shake Rag Alley, you may receive a full refund on lodging should you wish to cancel the lodging. Please call the office at (608) 987-3292.

Waiting Lists

If a workshop you are interested in is sold out, please fill out this waiting list form. We will contact you if a spot becomes available. The class code requested on the form is the Workshop ID shown at left, beneath the Add to Cart button.

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