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29th Annual Green Mountain Rug School: June 4-13, 2010
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Note: The following information is from 2009, but should give you a
good idea of what to expect at rug school in 2010.

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28th Annual
Green Mountain Rug School
TRADITIONAL & CONTEMPORARY
RUG HOOKING CLASSES


June 5–14, 2009
One Five-day & Two Weekend Sessions
21 Classes!

Vermont Technical College Campus
Randolph Center, Vermont

Stephanie Ashworth-Krauss, Director    
802-223-1333

GreenMountainHookedRugs.com
~ Since 1982 ~

Happy Hooking in the Heart of Vermont!

Read about Rug School in the
Jan/Feb 09 issue Rug Hooking Magazine

“The Way Home”
Designed and hooked by Stephanie Ashworth-Krauss, 2006

 
 

 

A scenic view of the Vermont
Technical College Campus

GREEN MOUNTAIN RUG SCHOOL, Inc., offers innovative instruction with highly qualified and well-respected instructors in the art and craft of rug hooking. Now in its 28th year, the school supports and promotes all styles and techniques of traditional and contemporary rug hooking. During mid-June, the school offers a wide range of classes for all levels at the scenic Vermont Technical College campus in Randolph Center, Vermont.

Classes range from beginning hooking, dyeing, fine hooking tapestry to primitives and wide-cuts, pictorials, folk art, punch needle, penny rugs, braiding and more. Students select one class per session. Classes are limited to 12-14 students to allow for individual attention and are filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

Teachers hail from all over the United States and Canada. Rug exhibits and a well-stocked rug shop are open daily.

We also invite you to visit us year-round at our shop, Green Mountain Hooked Rugs, located at 2838 County Road in Montpelier, Vermont. Give us a call at 802-223-1333, or visit www.GreenMountainHookedRugs.com to learn more and to buy wool, kits, finished rugs, and hooking supplies.

Wendy Marston of Belmont, MA, Rug School 2007. Robert Eddy photo.

There will be time to renew old friendships
and make new ones.
The air is fresh, the view is great,
and the coffeepot is always on.

 

Wendy Marston of Belmont, MA, Rug School 2007.

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Stephanie Ashworth-Krauss was only six when she learned to hook from her mother, Anne Ashworth, a nationally recognized rug hooker who co-founded Green Mountain Rug School (GMRS) with Jean Armstrong in 1982. A fourth-generation rug hooker, Stephanie spent much of her childhood traveling to hooking classes with her mother, and helping with the family's custom-dye business. As a stay-at-home mom, Stephanie learned to repair hooked rugs, and in 1990 became involved with the administrative work of GMRS. When Anne decided to retire from GMRS in 2001, Stephanie was ready to accept the leadership of the 20-year-old school, and currently operates it with her sister, Pam; her dad, Wink; and her daughters, Cecely, Lindsay, and Mariah. Stephanie, a custom-dyeing specialist, also owns Green Mountain Hooked Rugs in Montpelier, Vermont, where she offers wool, yarn, hooking supplies, custom dyeing, rug repair, rug- cleaning services, and classes.

 

 

 

Stephanie (right) with her father Wink Ashworth (center), and sister, Pamela Ashworth Kirk (left).

THE CLASSES AND TEACHERS
Select one class per session.

WEEKEND 1, June 5–7

  • Braiding Beyond the Hooking with Kris McDermet FULL

  • Drowning in Scraps–Techniques in Using the Un-usable with Linda Repasky FULL

  • Dye Pots in the Greenhouse–Essentials with Karen Schellinger FULL

  • Multi-Cut Landscapes & Pictorials–All Levels with Pam Bartlett FULL

  • Punch Needle–Open Class with Amy Oxford FULL

  • Visual Rug Journal with Kim Dubay (3 Openings)

THE WEEK, June 7–12

  • Borders with Germaine James (1 Opening)

  • Braiding for All Levels with Phyllis DeFelice FULL

  • Dye Pots in the Greenhouse–Comprehensive with Karen Schellinger FULL

  • Early Primitives with Jule Marie Smith FULL

  • Fine Hooking–Flowers, Leaves & Orientals with Nancy Claflin Blood FULL

  • Folk-Art Styles with Norma McElhenny FULL

  • People & Places with Roslyn Logsdon FULL

  • Picture This… with Jon Ciemiewicz (2 Openings)

  • Whimsical Primitives with Beverly Conway (1 Opening)

WEEKEND 2, June 12–14

 

  • Bring Animals to Life with Wide-cut with Trish Becker (2 Openings)

  • Color Explorations with Susan Feller (1 Opening)

  • Dye Pots in the Greenhouse–Advanced with Karen Schellinger CANCELLED

  • Find It & Finish It with Nancy Claflin Blood (3 Openings)

  • Florals, Leaves & Scrolls with Diane Moore FULL

  • Scrap Rugs That Sing–All Levels with Lisanne Miller FULL

Rug School student rug exhibit

Photo credit: Pamela Ashworth Kirk

EVENING LECTURES –The VTC Campus Center
Lecture descriptions can be found in Class Listings by session

The Importance of Documenting Hooked Rugs in an Artful Way with Kim Dubay
Saturday, June 6, 7–8 PM
Free and open to the public

Creating the Illusion of the Third Dimension with Jon Ciemiewicz
Tuesday, June 10, 7–8 PM
$8– Also available to the public

STUDENT RUG EXHIBITS
Saturdays, June 6 & 13
Thursday, June 11, 10 AM-6 PM
Old Dorm Lounge. FREE & Open to the Public
Students attending GMRS display more than 200 finished rugs and hooked pieces in this spacious, well-lit room.  Students: don’t forget to bring your rugs!

THE RUG SCHOOL SHOP
Friday, June 5–Sunday, June 14, 8:30 AM–5 PM
Morey Hall lounge, next to the cafeteria.

A well-stocked shop awaits you with more than 200 bolts of 100-percent wool fabric, a wide selection of dyed-wool fabric and yarn, as well as traditional rug-hooking supplies, such as frames, hooks, cutters, patterns, kits, backings, dyes, magazines, and books. In addition, a special line of Vermont-crafted baskets is available, and GMRS teachers offer patterns and books for sale. We also invite you to visit our year-round shop, Green Mountain Hooked Rugs, at 2838 County Road, Montpelier, Vermont 05602. (802) 223-1333. Open Tuesday–Saturday, 10 to 5 PM (closed during Rug School). Or visit us online at www.GreenMountainHookedRugs.com.

 

SCHOOL DETAILS

TRANSPORTATION is available from the nearest airport, which is in Burlington, Vermont, about seventy-five minutes from the school. Call Magic Taxi Service at 802-233-3661 to make a reservation. The taxi charge is $130 one-way, but they are amenable to up to four people sharing the ride and fee. To coordinate with other rug hookers arriving by air, contact Stephanie at 802-223-1333. The Manchester, New Hampshire, airport is about 2 hours from the school. Car rentals are available at both airports.

ACCOMMODATIONS are in a dormitory—two to a room, unless single occupancy is requested. The college supplies sheets, a blanket, one towel and face cloth. Please bring your own pillow, as well as clothes hangers and an extra blanket if desired. Along with your hooking equipment and wool, you might also want to bring a lamp. All buildings are within walking distance, and there are plenty of paved walkways.

MEALS are served from 7:30–8:30 AM, noon–1 PM, and 5:30–6:30 PM.
The cafeteria serves a wide variety of delicious foods, including vegetarian selections, and provides a large salad bar. Coffee, cold drinks, and ice cream are available throughout the day.

ADDITIONAL AMENITIES and attractions include an indoor pool, massage therapy (for a fee), and shopping and antiques within easy driving distance.

SCHEDULE

Weekend Sessions: Check-in Friday morning. Welcome Lunch at noon, classes begin at 1 PM.
Saturday and Sunday classes are from 9 AM–4 PM.
Student exhibit, Saturday, 10 AM–6 PM.
Check-out Sunday by 5 PM.
Week-Long Session: Check-in Sunday afternoon. Wine and Cheese at 5:30 PM. Welcome Dinner at 6 PM.
Classes Monday–Thursday, 9 AM–4 PM, Friday 9–noon.
Student exhibit, Thursday, 10 AM–6 PM.
Check-out Friday by 5 PM.
Also… Evening lectures, indoor pool, massage therapy (fee).


MEET THE TEACHERS

“The landscape and location are lovely and peaceful. My teacher was excellent. Regarding Green Mountain Rug School, just do what you do—the school seems so well organized to me.”

—Carolyn Buttolph, VT, 2008

Hooked By Pamela Ashworth Kirk

 

Pam Bartlett—Loudon, New Hampshire
Multi-Cut Landscapes & Pictorials–All Levels (Weekend 1)
Pam is McGown-certified and has been hooking for more than 26 years. She teaches at her studio as well as at schools in the U.S. and Canada. She is a juried member of the League of NH Craftsmen and was a finalist in the "Icons of America" at the Museum of American Folk Art in New York City. Pam enjoys all styles of hooking, but may be best known for her use of multi-cuts in pictorials and animals.

Trish Becker—Phillipsburg, New Jersey
Bring Animals to Life with Wide-Cut (Weekend 2)
Trish Becker is a master wool-dyer, known for her richly dyed, textured wool and wonderful wide-cut rugs. Her work, done exclusively in #9 cut, is in private collections and has graced the covers of all three major rug-hooking magazines. A retired chemist, and an artist of Scottish heritage, Trish lives in a stone barn in New Jersey.

Nancy Claflin Blood—Owego, New York
Fine Hooking–Flowers, Leaves & Orientals (Week); Find It & Finish It (Weekend 2)
McGown-accredited and a rug hooker since 1976, Nancy has been teaching since 1980. She has served on many
national boards and is a co-author of A Rug Hooker’s Garden, now in its second printing. She has published two dye books.

Jon Ciemiewicz—Litchfield, New Hampshire
Picture This…(Week)
Jon (pronounced “Yon”) has turned a fascination with wildlife into innovative hooked pictures. His work has been featured in Rug Hooking, ATHA, and McGown publications, and he exhibits at New England state fairs. Jon’s expertise now includes portraits and landscapes.

Beverly Conway—Middlebury, Vermont
Whimsical Primitives (Week)
Best known for her hand-dyed wool and whimsical patterns, Bev is the owner of Beverly Conway Designs, a business she started more than 15 years ago. She’s been a rug hooker for many years and teaches all over the country.

Phyllis DeFelice

Phyllis DeFelice, Braiding for All Levels (Week)

Phyllis DeFelice—North Sutton, New Hampshire
Braiding for All Levels (Week)
Phyllis received her certification as a practical arts teacher in the art of reversible braided rugs. She has taught a number of adult education courses since 1979, and now has a home studio where she teaches group and private lessons.

Kim Dubay—North Yarmouth, Maine
Visual Rug Journal (Weekend 1)
Kim has been designing and producing hooked rugs since 1993 in her studio, Primitive Pastimes, where she also sells supplies. Best known for her embellished primitives, her work has been featured in many fiber-art publications.

Susan Feller—Augusta, West Virginia
Color Explorations (Weekend 2)
Susan holds a dual degree in art and history from UMass Boston. She learned handcrafts at an early age from family members and enjoys energizing others to expand their knowledge and talents. For more information, visit her website at www.ruckmanmillfarm.com.

Germaine James

Germaine James, Borders (Week)

Germaine James—Colborne, Ontario
Borders (Week)
Hailing from Canada, Germaine holds certificates in the teaching of traditional rug hooking from St. Lawrence College, the Ontario Hooking Craft Guild, and Sheridan College. For years she has written for publications on both sides of the Atlantic, and her rugs have been featured in many books and magazines. Over the past 40 years, she has taught at many rug-hooking schools throughout North America, including GMRS, where she has taught a variety of subjects.

Roslyn Logsdon—Bethesda, Maryland
People & Places (Week)
Having studied art in college and graduate school, Roslyn transitioned from painting to rug hooking more than 25 years ago. Her work has been exhibited all over the country, including the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey. In 1998, she published People and Places: Imagery in Fiber.

Kris McDermet—Dummerston, Vermont
Braiding Beyond the Hooking (Weekend 1)

Kris has been hooking and braiding for more than 30 years and loves combining the two crafts. She says, “…joining hooking and braiding in one rug adds to the color and
design of the piece. The textures of the wool compliment both mediums.” She teaches beginning rug hooking and all levels of braiding throughout the New England region.

Norma McElhenny—Brewster, Massachusetts
Folk-Art Styles (Week)
Norma has been hooking for 20 years and is an accredited McGown teacher. She teaches around New England and is active in ATHA and local guilds. Norma is currently the corresponding secretary for the McGown Guild at the national level.

Lisanne Miller—Brandon, Mississippi
Scrap Rugs That Sing–All Levels (Weekend 2)
Lisanne loves the whimsical designs of modern-day folk art, which she includes in her patterns and sells in her store, P is for Primitive, in Canton, Mississippi. She is a member and master craftsman in the Craftsmen’s Guild of Mississippi, and the San Souci Louisiana Crafts Guild in Lafayette, Louisiana. Her rugs have appeared in several ATHA publications as well as in the most recent book by Jessie Turbayne.

Diane Moore—Morgan, Vermont
Florals, Leaves & Scrolls (Weekend 2)
Diane is an accredited McGown teacher who specializes in hooking with finer cuts. She teaches in many parts of the country and Canada. Her work can be seen in Celebrations of Hand Hooked Rugs VII and VIII, and on the cover of A Garden of Flowers, published by Rug Hooking magazine.

Amy Oxford—Middlebury, Vermont
Punch Needle–Open Class (Weekend 1)
Amy has been making punch needle-style hooked rugs since 1982, and she’s been teaching the craft since 1986. She is the founder of Red Clover Rugs, a rug-hooking shop and mail-order business, and has been licensed by the Shelburne Museum to make adaptations of their antique rugs, helping the museum catalog their collection of over 400 rugs. Amy is the inventor of The Oxford Punch Needle and author of Punch Needle Rug Hooking, and Volumes I-III of Hooked Rugs Today by Schiffer Publishing. She’s won numerous awards in recognition for her work.

Linda Repasky—Amherst, Massachusetts
Drowning in Scraps–Techniques in Using the Un-usable (Weekend 1)
Linda has been hooking for more than ten years and leads a bi-weekly group of rug hookers through the Fiber Art Center in her hometown of Amherst. She is the author of two books: Miniature Punchneedle Embroidery and A Passion for Punchneedle, published by Martingale Press.

Karen Schellinger—Louisville, Kentucky
Dye Pots in the Greenhouse–Essentials, Advanced & Comprehensive (Weekends 1 & 2, Week)
A McGown-accredited teacher, Karen is best known for her wide-cut, primitive designs and her warm, richly dyed wool. She teaches all over the country and continues her own education by attending numerous classes yearly. She has published three books on dyeing.

Jule Marie Smith—Balston Spa, New York
Early Primitives (Week)
Julie has been at GMRS for more than 25 years and specializes in imaginative designs and beautiful color combinations. Her work has been exhibited all over the East Coast, including the American Folk Museum in New York City.

 

 

WEEKEND ONE, June 5–7

BRAIDING BEYOND THE HOOKING Kris McDermet FULL
Explore the colorful world of braiding, as Kris guides you through the process of adding a braided edge to your hooked rug. She shows you the basic techniques of braiding, lacing, butting, and padding your hooked piece. She discusses color choices and the use of different textured fabrics in creating a braided edge. Please come to class with one or two small hooked round, square, or rectangular pieces. Each braided row is separate and students may add as many rows as they like. Students are contacted prior to class and given a list of supplies needed for braiding.

DROWNING IN SCRAPS–TECHNIQUES FOR USING THE UN-USABLE Linda Repasky FULL
We try to be frugal hookers, but we still end up with piles of leftover “worms”, and pieces of wool that are too short and stubby for hooking. If you find yourself wondering what to do with your too-good-to-throw-away scraps, this is the class for you! Learn several old rug-making techniques, including standing wool rugs and shirring, to create small mats during class. In addition, work on quick and easy projects that not only chip away at your piles of scraps, but also give you ideas for gift-giving. The focus of this class is on fun—as we play with wool in new and different ways!

DYE POTS IN THE GREENHOUSE–ESSENTIALS Karen Schellinger FULL
In this hands-on dye class, explore the fundamentals of dyeing by mixing the Pro Chemical primary colors. Practice the “dye-by-eye” technique using fundamentals of the color wheel, and learn to set fear aside as confidence builds. Bring wool, comfortable shoes, and dress casually. Create a “wool garden” of color to take home, with a new understanding of the what, when, and why in the dye pots. Students are contacted prior to the class and receive a supply list.

MULTI-CUT LANDSCAPES & PICTORIALS Pam Bartlett  FULL
This pictorial class is designed for both beginner and advanced students with a focus on landscapes—original or commercial design. Explore the compositional elements of light and shadow to create perspective using a variety of dyed and textured wools. Pam prefers to blend fine cut along with wide cut, encouraging students to enhance their own personal style and to discover new ways to create a unique pictorial in rug hooking.

PUNCH NEEDLE–OPEN CLASS Amy Oxford  FULL
This class is designed for beginners interested in learning the basics of punch needle rug hooking, and for more experienced punchers interested in the opportunity to enhance their skills in a supportive and encouraging environment. All students are welcome! Bring your own pattern, or choose from dozens of small 8 x 14-inch designs available from Amy—great for chair seats, wall hangings, or tabletop decorations. Intermediate students may also use these patterns, start a new piece of any kind, or bring in a work in progress.

VISUAL RUG JOURNAL Kim Dubay (3 Openings)
Many of us have written notes, dye formulas, and sketches for hooked rugs, but where are they now? Lost, or long forgotten? Have you ever wanted to keep track of the rugs you've hooked in something other than the familiar photo album? Kim shows how to organize them in an attractive and artful way, using recycled books. Students design and hook a cover for their new ‘journal’. After preparing the book pages, students assemble all the materials they’ve brought and then record the information or stories about their rugs. Kim shares easy techniques for transferring photos to fabric, making photo transparencies and many other scrap-booking skills. There are several styles of rug journals for students to view for inspiration. A supply list is sent to each student before class.

EVENING LECTURE
The Importance of Documenting Hooked Rugs in an Artful Way with Kim Dubay
Saturday, June 6, 7-8 PM

Free and also open to the public.
In the last couple of years, Kim has developed classes on how to showcase background information collected while hooking a rug. All the sketches, dye formulas, notes and photos that accumulate as a rug is created are usually discarded or never looked at again. What if rug hookers were able to take all this vital information and create an attractive and artful way to share it with others? How would that increase the value of each rug? Wouldn't families appreciate the stories and process of creating a particular rug given to them by the rug hooker? Kim shares her experiences and shows examples of her work.


Students with their rugs in Jule Marie Smith’s Early Primitives class, Rug School 2007

 

THE WEEK, June 7–12

BORDERS Germaine James (1 Opening)
Borders can be used as a frame to enhance the detail in the main part of the hooking. However, borders can also be important just by themselves. If you have a design that needs a “frame”, Germaine helps you create a border that complements the subject. Or if you have a plain hooked center, Germaine makes suggestions based on your personal preferences. Commercial patterns with interesting borders may also be used. Germaine helps you color plan and suggests a hooking style to complement the central design. Some dyeing may be done in class.

BRAIDING FOR ALL LEVELS Phyllis DeFelice FULL
Beginners explore the fundamentals of creating a braided rug, including braiding, lacing, changing color, tapering, butting, and planning a round chair seat or a small round or oval rug. Experienced braiders have the opportunity to expand their skills to include modified and squared-corner articles such as rectangle, heart and square shapes, as well as arrowhead and rail-fence designs. All braiding is done the "old-fashioned way", by hand, folding the three tubes throughout the rug to give a very even braid. This once-utilitarian craft has seen a resurgence of interest and is now considered an art form. Students are contacted prior to the class and receive a supply list. Basic braiding supplies are available at the GMRS rug shop.

DYE POTS IN THE GREENHOUSE–COMPREHENSIVE Karen Schellinger FULL
Amazing color, creativity, fun, 14 dye techniques, and much more! Learn to mix the Pro Chemical primary colors, “dye-by-eye” using the color wheel, and explore at least 13 other dye techniques. Explore the depths of your imagination and build confidence in this hands-on class! Bring wool, comfortable shoes and dress casually. Create a “wool garden” of color to take home with a new understanding of the what, when, and why in the dye pots. Students are contacted prior to the class and receive a supply list.

EARLY PRIMITIVES Jule Marie Smith  FULL
This class focuses on early primitive rugs in the style of the 1800s. Study the designs and colors of rugs from this era, and apply your understanding to create a unique rug, using motif ideas from your own life. As rug hookers of the past used what they had, so will we! Bring your “wool stash” of odds and ends to create the look of “running out.” See examples in American Hooked and Sewn Rugs by Joel and Kate Kopp.

FINE HOOKING–FLOWERS, LEAVES & ORIENTALS Nancy Claflin Blood FULL
Nancy specializes in #3- and #4-cut in fine tapestry work using an artistic, painterly approach. The class focuses on in-depth studies of assorted design elements using different shading techniques and color schemes. All finely shaded designs are welcome, including florals, orientals, fruit, and crewel designs.

FOLK-ART STYLES Norma McElhenny FULL
Norma’s love of color is reflected in her country folk-art styles found in all types of rug hooking, fine- to wide-cut. Start a new rug or bring one in progress and Norma can help you color plan using her wool and yours. One of the highlights of this class is a day of dyeing, in which Norma reveals her tips for creating spot-dyed wool, gradation swatches, mottled, and “abrashed” wool. She also shares her “back-to-basics” approach to hooking, and concludes the week by demonstrating her unusual styles of rug finishing.

PEOPLE & PLACES Roslyn Logsdon FULL
Capture the essence of an image or a memory, as you work in a #3- or #4-cut or larger, to create a one-of-a-kind hooked picture representing people, places, or both. You may design your own pattern, or for a fee, Roslyn can design one using your photos. Students are contacted prior to the class to discuss their project.

PICTURE THIS… Jon Ciemiewicz (2 Openings)
Would you like to capture a special picture on a hooked rug? Jon creates patterns from your photos and helps students with the color planning and hooking techniques. Receive instruction on creating faces, fur and feathers, shading, and adding perspective. The picture can be of a person, your favorite pet, your house, a favorite landscape or seascape. You may also bring a pattern of the above-mentioned subjects. The instruction is applicable to wide- and narrow-cut rugs.

WHIMSICAL PRIMITIVES Beverly Conway (1 Opening)
Bev is a well-known designer and a talented and fun teacher for both beginners and advanced rug hookers. Her slide show and commentary are insightful in critiquing artwork and hooked rugs. She shows how to identify color harmonies, how colors influence each other, and how to create harmony in your rug. Her catalog and patterns are available in the GMRS shop.

EVENING LECTURE
Creating the Illusion of the Third Dimension with Jon Ciemiewicz
Tuesday, June 10, 7-8 PM $8
Also available to the public.
Jon presents a brief history on the subject of perspective in art and how it relates to our medium of rug hooking. He shares his knowledge of techniques that are used to accomplish the illusion of the third dimension through a PowerPoint presentation, illustrations, and pictures that demonstrate this fascinating effect in pictorials and landscapes.


Stephanie Ashworth-Krauss confers with Mary Brandt Murphy (94 years old!) at Rug School 2005

 

WEEKEND TWO, June 12-14

BRING ANIMALS TO LIFE WITH WIDE-CUT Trish Becker (2 Openings)
Trish welcomes students to the exciting world of wide-cut animals (8.5-, 9- and hand- cut). Create a unique rug with animal magnetism that truly engages the viewer. Whether you have hooked for two years or twenty, Trish shows you how to see as an artist and use color in new ways. Choose one of her popular designs or, prior to class, Trish can draw a pattern of your furry friend from a photograph. Trish’s style of teaching affirms your creativity and encourages your confidence!

COLOR EXPLORATIONS Susan Feller  (1 Openings)
Join Susan for a weekend of lessons on color— for a fun way to learn and create! In each lesson hook a five-inch square that allows you to study aspects of color (primary, complimentary); value (shadows, light); detail (textures, solids); shape (geometry, composition). Susan's finished samples, reference books and other visual aids, along with group discussion and critique, help broaden your awareness of how these important aspects are developed in a larger rug. Kit fee of $35 includes wools and backing for four five-inch mats.

DYE POTS IN THE GREENHOUSE–ADVANCED Karen Schellinger CANCELLED
More amazing colors, untapped creativity, uncommon techniques, fun and so much more! We continue to use the Pro Chemical primary colors but add more, while focusing on the manipulation of the wool prior to entering the dye pot. The many different techniques produce amazing color combinations and reflect individual styles. Your understanding of color expands as your imagination takes off. Bring wool, comfortable shoes, and dress casually. You won’t believe your eyes! Limited to students who have completed Karen’s Essentials or Comprehensive dye classes.

FIND IT & FINISH IT Nancy Claflin Blood (3 Openings)
Nancy specializes in fine hooking, but her knowledge and experience encompass all aspects of rug hooking. Find your unfinished projects and let Nancy start you on the road to finishing them.

FLORALS, LEAVES & SCROLLS Diane Moore  FULL
This class is designed for experienced rug hookers who wish to improve their skills through a variety of shading techniques. Fine-cut strips are used to create realistic-looking flowers and leaves. Explore different ways of shading scrolls. Students are contacted prior to the class to discuss pattern and color choices.

SCRAP RUGS THAT SING–ALL LEVELS Lisanne Miller  FULL
These are not your grandmother’s scrap rugs, but a great way to use up your baskets of “noodles”! By using the colors of your scraps (aka the colors you love), along with strong images throughout the rug in dark browns, blacks and grays—
your rug will sing! Bring your noodles, plus a one-quart size bag filled with extras to share and swap. This is a great class for beginners.

 

Beverly Conway with Linda Beaulieu working on a rug.

Beverly Conway with Linda Beaulieu
of Bloomfield, NY, 2007

TUITION & FEES

WEEK SESSION (5 days): Double $475, Single $595, Commuter $245

  • 5 days of hooking, Monday to Friday noon. Teachers are available Sunday evening through Friday noon. Classrooms are open until 11 PM for evening hooking.

  • Accommodations from Sunday to Friday noon.

  • Meals include Sunday buffet dinner; Monday–Thursday: three meals per day; Friday: breakfast and lunch.

  • Commuter fee includes Sunday buffet dinner and noontime meals.

WEEKEND SESSION: Double $245, Single $295, Commuter $140

  • 2- days of hooking instruction, Friday 1 PM to Sunday 4 PM

  • Accommodations for two nights.

  • Meals include Friday lunch through Sunday lunch.

  • Commuter’s fee includes Friday, Saturday, and Sunday lunches. Other meals may be purchased separately at the cafeteria.

An additional night’s stay is $70, which includes dinner and breakfast. Accommodations for spouse/partner: $325 (Week), $135 (Weekends), includes room and all meals.

Tuition is due in full by MAY 1, 2009. No refunds will be given after May 15 for any reason. If tuition isn’t received by May 1, your reserved place in a class may be forfeited.

REGISTRATION

TO REGISTER: Send $75 (separate from tuition fee), registration form, and self-addressed, stamped envelope to Green Mountain Rug School. Make check or money order payable to Green Mountain Rug School. For two or more sessions, only one registration fee is required.

FINAL PAYMENT IS DUE MAY 1, 2009. Please send full tuition fee.
Week: Double $475; Single $595; Commuter $245. Evening Lecture $8.
Weekend: Double $245, Single $295; Commuter $140.

CANCELLATION POLICY: If requested in writing prior to May 1, 2009, $50 will be refunded. After May 15, no refund of registration or tuition fees will be given for any reason. The administration reserves the right to cancel any class that does not draw the minimum number of registrants. If a class is full, you will be placed on a waiting list and notified if any vacancies occur.

WELCOME LETTERS: Additional details, a map, and a final bill are mailed out beginning April 15, 2009. For this purpose, please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with your registration form.

Click here for a printable registration form. This document requires a PDF reader, such as Adobe Acrobat, available as a free download.

Photos by Robert Eddy, FirstLightStudios.net

Photos by Robert Eddy, First Light Studios

 
   

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