Bring Your Photos to Life! Rug Hooking with Yarn

Bring Your Photos to Life! Rug Hooking with Yarn

Using your own photos you will learn to look at the world differently in order to find inspiration for rug designs in unexpected places.  In this workshop we will go through the entire design process in-depth: from finding and editing a composition, getting your design on backing, basic rules of art, colour planning, values and shading, choosing the best yarns to work with and how to rug hook, and ideas for finishing your piece.  Students will apply what they have learned to their own 5” x 7” hooked work of art that can be based on anything from landscapes, close-ups, architecture or abstract design. This information packed class emphasizes fun, creativity and artistic freedom!

No previous rug hooking experience is necessary.

Cost:  $100.00.  This includes the class fee and materials (see below)

Materials:  Students will be provided with linen backing, handouts and yarn.  A hook and a hoop will be provided for use for the duration of the class and will then be returned to the instructor.  Hooks will be available for purchase from the instructor at an additional cost if you would like to purchase your own. Additional yarns can be purchased from Wool n Things during the class if students wish.

Dates:  Tuesday, October 29th and Wednesday, October 30th from 10:00am-1:00pm

Contact:  For more information or to register, you can email Karen D. Miller at  A deposit of $25.00 will be required on registration with the balance due at the class.  The deposit is non-refundable other than in the event of the instructor having to cancel the class.

There is a minimum of 3 students required to run this class.

About Karen D. Miller

Karen has been a hooked fibre artist for twelve years and has been teaching various rug hooking workshops to both adults and children for the past five years.  Her work has been exhibited and won awards at a number of venues across Canada and the United States, and has been in publications in North America, Europe and Australia.  Her first book, “Eyes Open to the World: Memories of Travel in Wool” will be published by Ampry Publishing in November, 2019.