Oh look! It's a New Online Class!

Soon my book will be available and I'd like to help you get the most out of it.

So I'm starting an online class April 1, 2018 and you will have access for a "lifetime" it will never expire. 

Let's all Spring into action with new discoveries about colour use this year.

We will use my book as a textbook and will do the exercises and as laid out in it. I'll be there to answer questions and refine your if work needed.

It's going to be a great class! Please join us by going here.

Cost is only 68.00 per month to have a colour crackerjack in your pocket! What a great deal!

NOTE: This does not include the price of the book which we will use as a textbook. It is available from Rug Hooking, Amazon, Chapter et al.


Things to look up on The Mat:

Current Dye Formulas 
Gwenn Seemel
You can go here to read her blog
Creativity Boosting Exercises
20 days of 10 minute creative prompts to do 
Refresh and Enrich Yourself
Art is Fun and so is colouring, rug hooking is really all about colouring!
Print some of these free pages out and de-stress.
This is a great guide for us! Go here for your own copy, The Blue Bottle Tree


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Cedar Point was hooked in stripes from bottom to top.


Wanda's holding her annual Asheville Class 2018

If It Isn’t One Thing It's Another!

This incredibly defeatist view of living is also a fun color rule for a rug hooking project.

In this color fun class we will look at the art of the stripe through the lens of value, temperature and contrast. 

A long narrow band or strip, typically of the same width throughout its length, differing in color or texture from the surface on either side of it. If a stripe isn’t one thing its another, right? This simple idea can transform your work. Our cut wool is custom built to stripe.

What happens when we draw straight lines through a design?

When every row of strips becomes an invitation to change colors in a grand or quiet way?

Thin stripes, thick stripes, curved and straight stripes. 

What if we choose to do our hooking in rows, like a printer prints?

What if we lay narrow stripes of similar value but differing temperatures and hues side by side?

We can line, band, strip, belt, bar, streak, vein, flash and blaze with our stripes.

And create glimmer, shine, gleam, glamour, opalescence, magic, charm and excitement with color.

Students should have imagination and be comfortable on the brink of what’s possible.

We will work 4 ways to stripe for interesting and amazing effects in your future rugs.

You can see my pin board , Stripes 2018 on Pinterest as I develop our approach and ideas for this class. I add to it weekly.

Class will be held August 11 & 12, 2018,  9:30 until 4  Holiday Inn Biltmore West , 435 Smokey Park Hwy., Asheville, NC 28806

Catered lunch is included. Cost is 365.00  for the class. Accommodations are not included.

Write me if you are coming! I'll send you an invoice


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