It is great when you have someone to show you how to rug hook. But what if you don’t have that someone? I host rug hooking live lessons every week.
Join me Live! every week on for a free rug hooking live lesson on Tuesday and Friday at 4pm eastern.
Registering (using the form above) will get you an email reminder with the topic for that week’s lessons in your email box. Not good with emails? Just subscribe to my channel on Youtube and Youtube will alert you as soon as I go live. If I make any changes to the lesson, you will have to return to this webpage to get the news.
What happens during the rug hooking live lesson?
Each week I choose a topics based on your questions. I develop an entire lesson with examples and graphics and then deliver it live. You have the opportunity to ask questions about the topic so the lesson becomes as complete as possible.
After the live rug hooking lesson, I edit out all the stuff that happens during the live broadcast that does not add to the lesson, such as, dogs barking, me jumping up to find something, or any other interruption, because life happens.
Arrive early to the rug hooking live lesson
I arrive anywhere from 15 to 20 minutes early. Just to be sure everything is working and I have everything in place. If I am testing something, I will do a quick test. Much of the testing cannot be done without an audience feedback.
I’ll play music, chat about my week, show you what I have been working on and generally give you an update if things have changed. It is a chance to get a glimpse behind the scenes.
I cannot chat!
You must have a Google account, AND be logged in to chat on any Youtube video. Simply create an account, sign in and you are good to go. Please be aware that I cannot take texts, phone calls or emails during the Live! Lesson.
What if I can’t attend at the scheduled time?
No problem. Replays are available, but only inside The Rug Hooking Journey [TRHJ]. This membership is a unique way to learn rug hooking. It includes not only the weekly recordings from this year, but all the way back to 2016. The early ones are a bit rough, many are not edited, but they all contain tidbits of good information about how to rug hook. Turn it on while you are hooking. There are hours and hours of recordings.
Is this only for advanced rug hookers?
No, I cover a wide variety of topics and many topics have a beginner and advanced way of doing things. After teaching live rug hooking workshops for 20 years, I have learned that most rug hookers never get a good solid Rug Hooking 101 lesson.
The Rug Hooking Journey includes a course called The Basics. I did not call it Beginner Rug Hooking because even well seasoned rug hookers will find some tips that they were never exposed to.
Rug hooking tends to be very regional. What is done in the south differs from what is done in the northeast, for instance. Because I was a traveling teacher for most of my teaching career, I was exposed to a lot of different ways of doing rug hooking.
What if I have rug hooking questions that don’t fit that week’s topic?
The first lesson of every month on Friday is an open Q&A. That gives me a chance to gather new ideas for lessons and for you to ask anything you want.
What others have said. . .
I’ve been enjoying listening to your webinars on The Journey. I can’t believe how much I didn’t know after 35 years of Rug hooking. Thank you so much.
P. McCarttMember of TRHJ, Practical Color Planning & IKEA Stool Course
Other Learning Opportunities
Deanne Fitzpatrick has a free beginner lesson with videos. You must first sign up for her newsletter. There is a box at the bottom of the page.
While my online courses at howtorughook.com are the best way to learn rug hooking, my blog has over 300 articles written over the last 20 years. Use the search bar at the bottom of every page of cindigayrughooking.com to find the topics you are interested in.
You can also visit the Rug eSchool on this page.