Phoenix rug hooking workshop blew me away

classI just finished teaching an exceptional group of people in Phoenix. Hosting the workshop is Diane Eaton, who just is so welcoming with her positive attitude and giving spirit. One of her mantras is: share the love. And she does just that, as she has opened her home to a group of rug hooking enthusiasts from all over the continent to share in our mutual love of working with colorful wool. I was the lucky one to get to be the teacher!

Rug hooking frames are set up, and patterns stretched on them, as wool is furiously cut into strips and organized into piles of like color. Some are chosen to be flowers or houses or the shadows in the background. For 3 days we immerse ourselves in ideas such as value, temperature and technique. Everyone is so enthusiastic about hooking, with many moments of laughing, eating, admiring and/or buying wool, and sharing.

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What a wonderful happy group of people to teach, I am so sad to say goodbye at the end of our time together. Thank you students! Truly, you make it all worthwhile.

Thanks for stopping by today. Make sure to take time to create something that pleases you ~ Karen


15 thoughts on “Phoenix rug hooking workshop blew me away

  1. Karen you’ve made my day with the wonderful slide show…looks like a dream workshop…I haven’t had time to hook for ages but am going to make some time today…thanks for the lift!


  2. OMG, what beautiful rugs. All of them. And the best teacher. I would love to take a class from you. Thanks for sharing the pix. Great inspiration.


  3. Great teacher, great people, great rugs. I LOVE TO HOOK and spread the Love of Rug Hooking. Thanks again Karen for making it a huge success.


  4. There were some great rugs in the making there! I’m sure they just loved their time with you!! I especially love the rug with the black background ~ very striking!!


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