Color, Contrast & Texture in Primitive Rug Hooking

Sept 15-17, 2023

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

Instructor: Sally Kallin

Registration Deadline: Sept 4

Description

Get inspired to create a beautiful hooked rug that you love and have fun making in the process! In this class you will learn how color, contrast, and texture affect your rug hooking, and how to choose wools to achieve the look you want in your rug. We will also discuss how:

  • to decide if an area needs high or low contrast.
  • choices of hues, value, and intensity affect your rugs.
  • to use warm and cool, dark and light, and dull and bright colors.
  • colors change depending on what you put next to them.
  • to judge values in mixing different wools in backgrounds, borders, and design elements.
  • to evaluate textures and how they effect your piece.

As usual, there will be lots of tips and tricks. If time allows we will also discuss finishing techniques. Each student will receive one-on-one color planning. You can work on any project that can be hooked in an 8-cut or wider. There will be lots of beautiful textured wool and other fibers to incorporate into your project. An email will be sent out 6-8 weeks before class to discuss your choice of project. This communication helps you and the instructor to prepare for the project that you want to create.

Class size 16

Level Intermediate and above

Student Supply List A rug hooking frame, hook, cutter, and scissors.

  • Tuition $275
  • Materials Fee $variable (payable to instructor at class time)

Instructor

Photo of Sally Kallin

Sally Kallin

Design, fabric, and art have always been a big part of Sally’s life. After getting her BFA and working as a graphic designer for 20 years, Sally started the business of Pine Island Primitives in 2001. Since then she has taught many eager students across the country and at her farm in Pine Island, Minnesota, and now in her new studio in beautiful Lake City, Minnesota.…Read More

Design, fabric, and art have always been a big part of Sally’s life. After getting her BFA and working as a graphic designer for 20 years, Sally started the business of Pine Island Primitives in 2001. Since then she has taught many eager students across the country and at her farm in Pine Island, Minnesota, and now in her new studio in beautiful Lake City, Minnesota. Over 200 rug hooking patterns and thousands of yards of wool are available through Pine Island Primitives.

She has her hands in many aspects of rug hooking – designing, dyeing, color planning, and teaching, but teaching is her favorite. Her classes are full of lots of tips and tricks and also lots of fun! She teaches many genres of primitive rug hooking including florals, geometrics, pictorials, and animals. She has a love for antique-looking rugs. Sally strives to help students create a rug that they love and are eager to finish.

In addition to primitive rug hooking, Sally also teaches a special class where students can learn how to add age to their rugs. This “Fragment” technique was developed and previously taught by Carol Weatherman of Oklahoma City. Sally purchased Carol’s business in 2019. This has added many new patterns to Sally’s offerings.

Sally’s work can be seen in various books and issues of ATHA Magazine and Rug Hooking Magazine and on her website at http://www.pineislandprimitives.com.

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Workshops

Color, Contrast & Texture in Primitive Rug Hooking

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 one year from the date of cancellation.

> 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 or transferable gift certificate.

> 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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