Monday, January 2, 2012

Nova Scotia May Rug School 2012


Suitable for Intermediate to Advanced Levels

Take a trip back in time with me to the eighteen hundreds; we will create works of beauty inspired by this remarkable man’s designs for tapestries, tiles, stained glass, wall paper etc. I encourage you to create a pattern in the Wm Morris style. My student letter to you will include dye formulas, list of copyright-free books, and pattern suggestions. We will have dye demonstrations during the week. Although not a lot of intricate shading is involved, shading will be taught using wide and narrow cut wool flannel [new or reclaimed] or yarns. Hooking techniques, fun and learning will be emphasized. Join me, William and his artsy friends as we listen to relaxing music and stories of the period while studying design and colour. Course is open to anyone with some hooking experience, wishing to share and to be inspired to create tomorrow’s heirlooms.

Hooking with Textures Feb 2012 Fredericton

Hooking with Textures
Doris Norman, Rug Hooker
Thursdays 6-9 pm
A fun rug hooking course that encourages students to bring various textures to class and design a geometric or pictorial pattern to accommodate the fabric. Texture adds dimension and depth to hooked mats. It lifts the mat from a flat surface to an interesting work of art and makes the person want to reach out and touch the surface. There will be wools, yarns and patterns available for those not wishing to design.
Early contact with instructor is important, so that she will be prepared for the student needs.

Supplies: No cost for backing and fabrics brought to class
For purchase from instructor;
Backing: Linen 30”x 36”@ $15
Wools and yarns @ various prices
Pattern $ 55 Wools $85
Hook $12 14” hoop frame $35
Students can bring their own material or purchase from Doris by
contacting her through her email:
Register at College of Craft and Design phone 506-453-5941

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.