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Contemporary Rug Hooking

Course Code: ARTS2632

Rugmaking was a craft born out of necessity using recycled fabric. Many artists still use recycled materials but also use fibres such as wool fabric, yarn, silk, velvet and denim. In this course you will have the opportunity to experiment with different forms of rug making. You will learn the techniques of punch needle, rug hooking, rug tufting, braiding, pennies and proddy by making a small sample of each. Once you find the technique you enjoy the most you can work on a larger piece. The rugs you create in this class may be used on the floor but also hung on the wall as an art piece. We will touch on the history of this traditional craft but will explore the work of exciting contemporary artists around the world who are taking this art form to new levels.
A $60 material fee payable to the instructor will be needed on your first day of class

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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday (9:00am - 4:30pm)

Section: 41

32.5 hours

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