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Wonderful Wide Cuts with Kris Miller, June 25-29, 2023

$ 465.00

Wonderful Wide Cuts with Kris Miller, June 25-29, 2023

$ 465.00

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The Class:

Explore the world of wide cut wool!  In this class, we will be using predominately #8.5 cuts all the way up to hand-torn or hand-cut wool strips to create a soft, supple rug.  We’ll explore the use of textured wool and see how it can enhance and add beauty to the design.  Let’s play with those plaids!

Students should choose a primitive or folk art-style pattern with a simpler design.  I can help you find the perfect pattern, if needed.  Students will also need to bring a large-shanked hook.  I will have a selection of hooks available to purchase during class time.

Teacher Bio:

Kris Miller specializes in primitive/folk art designs with an emphasis on textured wool and wide cuts (#8 and above).  She also enjoys hooking with hand-torn wool.  Her style has been described as “soft primitives.”  Roving, sheep curls, paisleys, novelty yarns, and hosiery have all found their way into Kris’s hooking style at one time or another.

Kris is the owner of Spruce Ridge Studios.  She has won many awards and ribbons for her rugs including her county fair, Michigan State Fair, Sauder Village, honorable mentions in A Celebration Of Hand-Hooked Rugs XIII, XVI, XXII, and a Celebrations Finalist in 2018.  Several of her original designs have also been featured as pattern inserts in Rug Hooking Magazine and the books Projects For Primitive Rug Hookers , Pattern Designs for Rug Hookers, and Finishing Hooked Rugs.  She served as a judge for A Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XVIII and XXVI.   Her work has been selected for Early American Life’s Directory of Traditional American Crafts in 2012, 2013, 2015 and 2016.  She is the author of Introduction To Rug Hooking, published by Stackpole Books, and the self-published books The Grand Finale: Finish What You Start and The Little Book Of Eyes. She has taught at many workshops and rug camps across the United States, England, and Finland.  She lives in Howell, Michigan with her husband and an assortment of Angora goats, sheep, alpacas, and a dog.  

For more information visit her website:

$70 of your tuition is a non-refundable registration fee. Cancellations by May 1, 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.