Happy Hooking with Carole Rennison - Saturday 9th September
Come and learn the beautiful traditional technique of "hooking" with top Hooking expert Carole Rennison at Needle & Thread and make your own hooked picture or christmas stocking!
Carole designs and creates beautiful hooking designs which she turns into cushions, artwork and bags! Her beautiful designs feature flowers, hearts, chickens and have a charming country appeal.
Using a beautiful palette of carpet wool (hard wearing 80/20 carpet yarn) Carole will teach you this traditional technique which is easy to master and suitable for beginners or more experienced crafters. You will work on your hooked picture on a hooking frame (available to purchase from Carole at the end of the day*) if you are (forgive the pun) "hooked". Your hooking tool that you use on the day will be yours to keep.
Starting on a practice piece of hessian (11 x 13") you will learn about securing the hessian to the frame, and spend some time getting the hang of the hooking technique. Once you are comfortable with the technique you will then start on your own design, Carole will help you develop your own personal design to work onto (approx 11 x 13 inches) or you can choose to follow one of Carole's gorgeous designs for your picture, she will have lots samples and inspiration for you.
Carole will teach you how to finish your work for a professional finish, and advice on cleaning. By the end of the day you will be hooked! How much you get done in a day will depend on the speed of your hooking and the size of the design you choose to work on, it may be necessary to complete your piece at home.
You will leave with your sample piece and your hooked picture/stocking both sized 11 x 13". This can be displayed as an artwork or framed or turned into a christmas stocking!
Choose from sheep, flowers, chickens, rooster, love birds or Christmas stocking.
If you wish to turn your piece into a cushion or bag at home Carole will give guidance on how to do this, (additional materials such as bag frames are not included in the workshop).
Included: Delicious lunch, Coffee, Teas and Homemade Treats, all equipment and materials.
*Hooking frames are £20 if you wish to purchase from Carole to continue at home.