Studio News

Autumn Class Opportunities

I will be teaching multiple different classes at a few different locations this Autumn and I'm really looking forward to it!  Since moving into the Cutler Mills there's been a tremendous amount of interest in classes, so I am finally getting my act together to plan some!


Firstly, I will still be teaching one class at a favorite place of mine, the Norton Library in Norton, MA. This library was one of the first venues to offer LBLS classes to the community and have allowed us to hold "hook-ins" there the past couple of years.  This year I was awarded a Mass Cultural Council grant that will allow me to teach a Rug Hooking for Beginners course this September.  These classes are usually free to the public which means you have to be quick to sign up!  

Please visit the Norton Library website for more more information on this class and all the wonderful programming the library has to offer their patrons!


I've been teaching a wide variety of art classes at the Artists Exchange in Cranston, RI and I will continue to offer a couple Rug Hooking Classes this fall, as well.  Starting on Monday, September 25th, I will be offering my four-week long Rug Hooking for Beginners course.  Here are the details about this class:

Primitive Rug Hooking for Beginners, Ages 12 - Adult, Mondays 5 - 6:30pm | $105 (4 weeks only, September 25th - October 23rd) *No class 10/9

An introductory course into traditional North American craft of rug hooking. Dating back to pioneer times, rug hooking recycles common materials into unitarian objects for the home. This course will teach the original technique used in rug hooking and allow you to create beautiful textile art pieces that will brighten your floors and walls.

I will also offer a Make Your Own Hooked Rug Ornament Class.  See below for more info!

Make Your Own Hooked Rug Ornament, Ages 12 - Adult, Mondays 5 - 6:30pm | $105 (4 weeks only, October 30th - November 20th)

An introductory course into traditional North American craft of Rug Hooking. Students will learn the basic techniques of primitive rug hooking and apply those skills to designing and completing at least one funky-shaped, hand hooked ornament!

Head to the Artists Exchange website for more info or to sign up!

Studio 217 @ Cutler Mills

Lastly, I will also be teaching a few courses at my home base, Studio 217 @ Cutler Mills in Warren, RI. These classes provide an interesting opportunity to see my workspace and projects in process.  I will be teaching one four-week long Primitive Rug Hooking for Beginners class on Wednesday evenings, beginning in October. 

I will also hold two (so far) Make your Own Hooked Rug Ornaments or Coasters workshops: on Saturday, 10/28/17 and Saturday 11/11/17.  Both will be from 10-1pm.  

Please check out my Classes page for more information about these courses and the other, more casual instruction that we offer. 

The wonderful thing about having a space to teach is that I it allows me to be very flexible with the dates and times I hold classes.  If you have a group (2 or more) students but can't make one of these times, please reach out to me and we can schedule a class that works for YOU!