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Stylistic Rug Hooking: Hooking For Effect with Molly Colegrove- June 27-30, 2020

$ 450.00

Stylistic Rug Hooking: Hooking For Effect with Molly Colegrove- June 27-30, 2020

$ 450.00

$75 of your tuition is a non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations by March 31, 2020, will receive a $375 refund. No refunds are offered after March 31, 2020.

This year, all students are responsible for arranging their own accommodation, including rooms at the Capitol Plaza Hotel, which is offering a special rate for Rug School Students! To get the special rate, call the hotel at 802-223-5252 and mention you are a student with Green Mountain Rug School. This discount does not apply to reservations made online.

If you believe you have a credit from previous Rug School years, please contact us at 802.223.1333 or

This workshop will introduce new techniques and materials to create different effects. Molly has been experimenting for the last few years with quilted skies, felted animals and rocks, and beaded sparkle so the sky's the limit. Students will explore different techniques that may compliment their design, such as adding mixed media, yarn and quilting to offer dimension and interest. At the end of the workshop, students will feel comfortable with new techniques for use on future rugs. 

Students can bring their own design, or use one of Molly's. Students are welcome to select one of many photos of barns Molly has taken over the years, or bring their own pattern to work on, or both. Molly will offer a wide variety of fibers including handspun yarn of many types, roving, and mixed media pieces from wood and porcelain. Feel free to bring along any and all supplies that will make a rug come to life.

This is an Intermediate class. Students must have basic rug hooking knowledge and experience. Students should bring a frame, scissors, cutter, and any wool or yarn they find interesting. 

Molly has been in love with creating art and objects from as early as she can remember. As a very young child weekly trips to the bead store were her favorite outing. Her mother was a knitter, so yarn stores were always on the list of places to stop too. Molly began doing needlework and weaving in her teens and started rug hooking in 1991. She is mainly self-taught, and loves to experiment and play with the medium, trying to push the limits of what can be done with it.

Molly loves to hook sculptural forms and landscapes best. Her husband Bob, also an Art major in college has been a photographer for over 50 years, and has a huge stash of photos to draw upon for inspiration. Her sculptural pieces are mostly just from imagination. She has been teaching rug hooking and fiber art classes for more than ten years at such venues as: GMRHG Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show, VT, Habersham Rug School, NY, Mayflower Rug Guild, MA, and Finger Lakes Fiber Arts Guild, NY as well as regional studios and museums.

Her work has been exhibited in: The Art of Playing Cards: Invitational Traveling Exhibit with Linda Rae Coughlin, Farnsworth Art Museum in Maine, Invitational show, "Out of the Loop: Innovations in Hooking", Brookfield Craft Center, Brookfield Ct. Invitational Show, "Pushing the Limits: New Concepts in Rug Hooking", Newtown Hooked Rug Show, Newtown, Ct. Juried Show, "Icons of America" American Folk Art Museum, New York, New York, Juried Contest, "Beadwork IV: The Beaded Figure" Juried Traveling Exhibit, traveled throughout the United States at many venues including Museum of Art and Design in New York, New York, "Beadwork III: The Beaded Cloth" Juried Traveling Exhibit , Traveled throughout the United States to many venues, One person Show at the Artful Dodger Art Gallery in Hamilton, NY, "Quilt=Art=Quilts" Juried Exhibit at the Schweinfurth Museum in Skaneateles, NY, and at Rug Hooking Week at Sauder Village. Her work has also been featured in the following publications: Hooked Rug Landscapes, Modern Hooked Rugs, A Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XVI and XIII, Beaded Embellishment, "Hooked Vessels" Rug Hooking Magazine March/April 2009, Beadwork IV: The Beaded Figure, Beadwork Magazine, April 2005, and Beadwork III: The Beaded Cloth, Beadwork Magazine, April 2003.