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Hook a Rug: Save the Planet - with Laura Salamy

November 2, 2019
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

Learn the basics of traditional rug hooking but with a twist – using old t-shirts, recycled wool strips, yarn, ribbon, and anything else you have in the house that you can pull a loop with. We’ll talk about “virgin” fibers, certainly, but we’ll do our part for the environment and save some money while we make something beautiful. During the class, you’ll learn how to:   transfer a pattern onto a monk’s cloth backing  .  prepare your materials  .  begin hooking a mug rug, table “mat,” or wall-hanging.

We’ll discuss various ways you might want to finish your rug after all the hooking is done. *No experience is necessary; just come prepared to play with color and textures!


Material students should provide: good scissors and quilting hoop if you have one. If not EVFAC will provide a 12” hoop for use in this class (available for purchase)

Material instructor will provide: Monk’s cloth backing; hooks; rug binding; extra frames to try; thread/needles; hooking materials

Laura is an experienced, albeit “less-than-traditional” rug hooker who owns a business, High on Hooking (, selling hooked items primarily in local shows and on Etsy. She’s lived in Albuquerque for over three years, after leaving gray New England for the Southwest’s sunny, open skies. In 2018, she was elected President of the Adobe Wool Arts Guild (AWAG), New Mexico’s only rug hooking guild.

This class requires a minimum of three students. See our Class Payment and Refund Policy.

Non-Member: $80 (Member $65)

Materials Fee: $15
Materials fee is paid at first class meeting.