Whether meant for the wall or floor, every rug represents our connection to the past, our hopes for the future, our need to keep our hands moving, or any number of other reasons we hook. So whether the purpose of your rug is to find peace during a difficult year, to represent your family history, or be the first thing your grandchild's feet touch when they hit the floor in the morning, every rug has a purpose. In this class we will delve deeper into the purpose and meaning behind each of our rugs and find ways to represent and honor that purpose in the design. Abstract or realism, wide cut or fine cut, pieces you've started and haven't completed, or pieces that you're just beginning to think through, bring them all! And we'll find a way to revitalize them and bring them to life together.
Mariah Krauss, a fifth generation rug hooker has learned to put her own spin on four generations of rug hooking. She believes strongly that art is a language and as such uses fiber art as her outlet; with every piece she attempts to weave a personal message into the fabric. She loves to use color, contrast, and play with composition to connect with the viewer. Her work has been exhibited around the country and featured in many fiber publications.
Mariah is a teacher in the alternative-ed program at Westbrook High School in Westbrook, Maine.
$70 of your tuition is a non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations by May 15, 2023, will receive a $395 refund. No refunds are offered after June 1, 2023. Tuition includes Sunday Welcome Dinner, four days of class, and lunch each day.
This year, all students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation, including rooms at the Capitol Plaza Hotel which offers a special rate for Rug School Students! Call the hotel at 802-223-5252 and mention you are a Green Mountain Rug School student to receive this discount. This discount does not apply to reservations made online.