Wednesday, April 8, 2009

EdVentures Fredericton

I would love for you to join me at EdVentures in Fredericton, New Brunswick for a course this summer! I am teaching:

Rug Hooking: Introduction to Shading, July 18 & 19, 2009
Rug Hooking Maritime Flowers, July 20 - 24, 2009

For more information, check this website:

My Bio: I have taught rug hooking at schools and retreats in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Burlington and Georgetown Ontario, Vancouver, Oregon, and at the New Brunswick College of Craft and Design. I am an accredited Pearl McGown Teacher, USA and a Teacher of the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia. I am also a member of numerous rug hooking guilds and have exhibited my work at the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Memorial Hall on the University of New Brunswick campus, the Old Government House Art Gallery, and the York Sunbury Museum.

Come join me this summer! I take a particular interest in all aspects of rug hooking design specifically Celtic, Jacobean, William Morris, and Pictoral.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

Teaching in St. Andrew's, New Brunswick

Summer 2009


July 27 – 31, 2009

Doris Norman

This is a rug-hooking course for those with any level of experience, including beginners. During the week, you will learn how to dye wool using tea, coffee, onionskins, rhubarb leaves, kool-aid and turmeric. In addition, you will be shown finishing techniques, as well as how to hook in the traditional manner of our grandmothers. Wool and a small design, depicting land and sea, will be available for purchase or students may bring a design or pattern with wool to class. This course includes a boat trip into Passamaquoddy Bay to gather inspiration.

First Blog - WELCOME!

Welcome to my blog. I hope you find the information interesting and useful. I have been hooking for over 25 years and hope this wonderful art is passed on for generations to come.


Doris Norman Bio

Doris is a skilled artisan and instructor who teaches rug-hooking courses and workshops across the United States and Canada. She is an accredited Nova Scotia and Pearl McGown teacher, specializing in Celtic Art, William Morris, Jacobean, Pictorial, Stained Glass, Primitive Fruit and Shading. Her work has been featured in Canadian Living Magazine, Rug Hooking Magazine and is included in the Beaverbrook Art Gallery’s Permanent collection as well as many private collections. Doris has taught at Nova Scotia schools for many years as well as the Prairie Harvest school, Newfoundland and Labrador school, Hooked in the Mountains, and Friends by the Sea in Oregon.