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The Romance and History of the Hooked Rug


January 25 from 2-4 pm:

Join rugmaking historian and owner of Ribbon Candy Hooking Deanna Davis for a workshop on “The Romance and History of the Hooked Rug.”   

Deanna will discuss the distinctly North American craft of rug hooking through a collection of antique and modern examples. The talk will be followed by a class where participants will hook a rug pattern based on the ‘The 1880 Flower Vase’, an extraordinary 19th century hooked rug from the Hanford-Silliman house. Learn this simple, old-time textile art while paying tribute to your favorite historic home.  The lecture is free.  The cost for the workshop, which includes all materials to make your own rug, is $95.  To register, email