The first week of Rugs by the Sea, Sept 9-14, 2018, was a success! Students and teachers were satisfied with the rugs worked on throughout the week. The “Sheep on the Beach”challenge had many entires. See the photos below. The second week of classes is underway with the rug show on Wednesday, Sept 19, 2018. The shop is open Monday through Thursday from 9-5.
Best of Show, hooked by Marilyn Nisius
Best Use of Materials, hooked by Patty Yates
Sexiest Sheep, hooked by Ellen Savage
Other entries: Six sheep and one Goat.
Rugs by the Sea Update: There are only a few spaces left during our first week of classes, Sept 8-13, 2019. The teachers available are Ingrid Hieronimus and Kathy Spellacy.
Ingrid travels to us from Canada every few years with her impressive selection of over-dyed wools. She is the author of three Primary Fusion dye books. Recently Ingrid has become certified in the Oxford Punch Needle program. If you have wanted to incorporate punch needle into your work, Ingrid can show how. She also has hand dyed wool yarn for these projects.
Kathy comes from Maine and when we asked her what she had been working on she replied that the McGown certification projects were taking up her time. We understand! She sent along some photos of the Patsy Becker collection that have been hooked by her students. Enjoy.
Cape May Brochure 2019
Cape May Brochure 2019
We are pleased to post our brochure for September 2019. We have a great roster of teachers for you to choose from. Back with us again this year are Ingrid Hieronimus, Kris Miller and Chizuko Hayami.
Again we offer three weeks of classes. The teachers for each week are as follows. Scroll through the blog to see teacher class descriptions.
Week 1, Sept 8-13, Ingrid Hieronimus, Kris Miller, Kathy Spellacy, Diane Stoffel
Week 2, Sept 15-20, Capri Boyle-Jones, Cammie Bruce, Michele Micarelli, Lisanne Miller
Week 3, Sept 22-27, Katie Allman, Lucille Festa, Chizuko Hayami
Registrations will be accepted beginning Tuesday, February 19th. Classes will be filled based on your postmark date. We look forward to seeing you in September.
We had three sheep the third week of classes. Thank you for everyone who participated in “The Sheep at the Beach” challenge.
Best of Show, hooked by Sarah Province.
Sexiest Sheep, hooked by BJ Bauermeister.
Best Use of Materials, hooked by Megan McKewan.
We had another successful week of classes and some fun sheep rugs.
Best of Show, hooked by Elise Roberts.
Sexiest Sheep, hooked by Cindy Painter.
Best Use of Materials, hooked by Nancy Weaver.
Katie Allman will be teaching our first week. We have know this fun, fun gal for many years. Besides learning a lot in this class you will definitely have a fun time. Below is the class description for Katie and some photos of her work.
Katie Allman Ashland, Ohio
LOVE WHAT YOU DO: Katie will help you create something special, a rug you will really enjoy. From fun, bright colors to primitive palates and medium to hand torn strips, she will help you love what you make. Katie enjoys the excitement of adding fibers of all types to create an uneven pile. Spinning art yarn is something she enjoys with no two skeins the same; Katie will show you how to incorporate them into you hooking for maximum pop. Her fun and lively style will keep you energized and engaged the whole week. Katie is a certified McGown teacher and was Co-Chair of the highly successful ATHA Biennial in Cleveland. See examples of her work on our blog at rugsbythesea.wordpress.com.
We are excited to have Doug traveling from Halifax to be with us this year. Immerse yourself in the world of Maud Lewis! Here is the class description and some photos of rugs adapted from Maud Lewis paintings.
Doug Rankin Halifax, Nova Scotia
A VISIT WITH MAUD: Immerse yourself in the world of Maud Lewis. In her naïve style Maud depicted her surroundings in Digby, Nova Scotia. We are thrilled to have Doug travel from Halifax to teach this class. He and his wife Anne have specialized in interpreting Maud’s paintings into rug hooking patterns and they are licensed to produce Maud patterns through the Art Gallery of Nova Scotia. Doug will guide you in the use of the cheerful bright colors used in her paintings. In this class only Maud Lewis patterns will be taught. Visit Doug’s website at http://www.hookarug.com to view the collection of patterns; it hard to choose just one! Watch the movie, Maudie, starring Sally Hawkins and Ethan Hawke for more inspiration.
The 2018 Brochure is ready. Registration begins today, February 20th. We look forward to seeing you in Cape May in September.
Cape May Brochure 2018
Norma and Judy will be team teaching during the third week, September 23-28, 2018. These like minded women will guide your through your project of choice. Their style is easy going and relaxed with the focus on you, the student, and your rug. With over 40 years of experience together Norma and Judy will cover lots of new trends, tips, and the latest techniques. Below is a sampling of their work.
Norma’s Birdhouse Geometric
Norma’s Crocodile Mola
Norma’s Antique Heart in Hand Adaptation
Judy’s Story Rug
Judy’s Abstract Floral
Judy’s Doodle Fun