Searsport Rug Hooking

Sauder Rug Hooking Week Large Sunflower Tote Class Kit


We think the best kind of rug hooking is when your work becomes functional, along with beautiful! 

In class, you will see why we love our style of proddy work. We will start with hooking the center using fat pre-cut wool strips and then embellish the center using fun yarns. Students will then use pre-cut petals to “proddy” around the flower and bud. The hooking and proddy process goes quickly and once completed, Julie & Christine will walk you through their assembly and finishing process. To personalize your Sunflower Tote Bag, you will select from a beautiful selection of hand-dyed wools and funky yarns. Your tote will be unique to you! 

Students will pre-order and pay for their kits via Searsport’s web site, and we will bring them to class. No pre-work is necessary. This project is so much fun, you might want to order one kit for class and one to make later. The totes make great gifts!

Once you learn the fun way to make our proddy flowers, you can do big ones, small ones for pins, even bouquets of them to fill old crocks or mason jars, the sky is the limit! 

Included Supply description:  Pattern on monks cloth, pre-cut wool strips for the flower center & bud, pre-cut wool petals for proddy flower & bud, pre-cut wool for two leaves, funky yarn embellishments for the center, sticks for the flowers, 15” x13” jute tote bag, & a pulling tool (which you get to keep!)

Glue guns will be available for assembling your tote. 

Students Need to Bring:  Rug hooking frame, large shank rug hook, and scissors. 

 BIO: Christine Sherman and Julie Mattison are a mother and daughter duo that started rug hooking in 1998. Julie started hooking first and quickly realized that there was a need for rug hooking supplies in their area of Maine. At that time, they owned Silkweeds gift shop, which they had built up over 23 years. They added rug hooking to the shop and in 2 years they decided that was their passion and they sold the gift shop and opened Searsport Rug Hooking in Searsport, Maine. 

In 2018, they closed their Maine business and opened a huge new studio in south western Florida, where they sell rug hooking supplies, as well as many other fiber art supplies. Despite everyone saying “Wool in Florida?” - we are thriving! Chris is the pattern designer and Julie dyes the wool and takes care of the website. They still spend time in Maine, but Florida is their home now. In Florida, they both enjoy hosting Workshops, Hook-Ins and Cruises. They also travel around the county to teach and vend at other rug hooking events.

choose between three colors, teal, rust, burgundy wools will vary with an assortment of the colors and textures. 

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