Learn “Rug Hooking” in one day! In this one-day class taught by Marty Brown, students will learn rug hooking using the Locker Hook Rug Making method, on Saturday, March 20 from 10AM-3PM. The class will be held on the campus of Allegany College of Maryland through CE Community Services.
Locker Hook Rug Making is a craft that can be accomplished without a frame, so the rug can be carried anywhere at any time. The base is a stiff gridded cotton rug hooking canvas and comes packaged in one yard cuts. The locker hook tool looks like a long needle but it has a crochet hook at one end. The locker thread is cotton thread (the kind used to make dish rags) and the fabric can be cotton, homespun plaids, batiks, brushed cottons flannels, polar fleece or denim. If this is your first try at this craft, cotton strips are suggested. Plan on a scrappy look for the first rug. The rug colors are up to you. These rugs can be made in patterns or no planned look at all. That is the fun part. However, a variety makes a pretty rug that is washable and wears really well. The look will remind you of the rag rugs that were made by braiding, but are so much easier to do.
The instructor Marty Brown has been quilting since 1975 and before that made clothing for her two girls and herself. She had lots of scraps from these clothing projects and wanted to use them in a different way. In 2006, Marty was attending a quilt show and saw a vendor working on a project making a Scrappy Locker Hook rug. The vendor was kind enough to show her how it was done and she basically taught herself.
Students are responsible for class supplies. Bring a brown bag lunch. Students will receive a supply list upon registration. Registrations will stop two weeks before class to allow enough time for students to purchase/order supplies. Come join the fun! For registration information, please phone 301-784-5341.