Rughooking for Beginners

Rughooking for Beginners

Create a one of a kind hooked piece. This class covers all the basics though rug hookers of all levels are welcome as much of the instruction is based on the project one chooses. You may purchase a commercial pattern or design your own with guidance. Cost depends on the materials you choose but a 14” by 14” pattern on linen and the wool to complete it is usually around $50. I will have some basic designs and cut wool available for less. Bring a sturdy 14-inch quilting hoop if you have one and a small pair of good scissors. Do not buy a hook without trying it. We will try various hooks and frames in the first class.

Fritz Mitnick has done needlework for decades and rug hooking since 1997. Deciding it was the ultimate creative outlet for her, she took early retirement after 28 years as a youth services librarian in order to hook more rugs. She is a McGown accredited teacher and a member of the McGown guild chapter in Pittsburgh. She served on the editorial board and as Region 6 representative for ATHA. Her rugs and articles have appeared in ATHA and McGown newsletters as well as in the Wool Street Journal and Rug Hooking Magazine. She is in the Rug Hooking Celebration Hall of Fame, class of 2018. Some of her patterns can be seen Honey Bee Hive ( Search by her name.

Enjoy Member Benefits

  • Discounts on programs
  • Access to our fitness center
  • Dozens of free group fitness classes
  • Pickleball
  • Indoor Track
  • Beautiful individual dressing rooms and shower facilities
  • Access to Dunlap Gym for open gym times

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