Sauder Village Rug Hooking Workshop 2009

Written by Cindi Gay

People enjoying the Sauder Village rug hooking exhibit
Rug hooking exhibit

It was another wonderful week at the Sauder Village Rug Hooking Workshop. I spent the week with Diane Phillips. I had taken her class before and I looked forward to the week. Some people in the class hooked human faces, others hooked animals.


Conquest of Queen Anne, hooked by Kristi Roberts, designed by Cindi Gay
Conquest of Queen Anne
hooked by Kristi Roberts

Sauder Village always hangs a beautiful exhibit and this year was no exception.  It was a real treat to see the Celebrations rugs on exhibit even before I received the magazine.

One special surprise was that Conquest of Queen Anne hooked by Kristie Roberts won a Celebrations honorable mention.  What a thrill to see one of my designs on the Celebrations board.  Great job Kristi!


rug hooking demo by Diane Phillips
Diane Phillips demonstrating how to hook a face.

Diane hooked a face as a demonstration right before our eyes.


My Favorite

Over the past few years, I have been concentrating on certain areas of my hooking. Several years ago I took a class with Karen Kahle where I learned to loosen up with straight lines. The result was on of my favorite rugs, Antique Rose Runner. By the time I finished the rug, I was making the rug even more crooked than the pattern.

Hooked portrait General

When I last took a class with Diane, I hooked a face using non-flesh tone colors, The General.

After seeing Diane’s crooked edge pieces and hearing how they developed organically without a pre-conceived plan, I think I have a new direction to explore.

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