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
We welcome Lisanne Miller to our teaching staff during the first week of classes, September 9-14, 2018. During this class she will focus on the antique look in the style of E.S. Frost and Ralph Burnham. Lisanne will show you how to create warm and inviting backgrounds combining up to twenty five colors for one overall feel! Lisanne will have many Frost and Burnham patterns available or you may bring your own antique style pattern.
Well known for her “no rules just have fun” approach to rug hooking, Lisanne will guide you through the creative process for fantastic effects!
Lisanne is the owner of W. Cushing and Company. She will have a selection of Cushing dyes and patterns in the camp store.
Antique E S Frost design
In 2018 we will be offering three weeks of classes. The attendance and interest in Rugs by the Sea has been growing each year. We are happy to add three new teachers to our slate with diverse talents. Here is the slate for 2018:
September 9-14, Kay Leisey, Michele Micarelli, Lisanne Miller, Doug Rankin
September 16-21, Cammie Bruce, Lucille Festa, Kathy Spellacy, Diane Stoffel
September 23-28, Norma Batastini, Capri Boyle-Jones, Jen Manuel
We will have more information about the teachers and their classes in January posted here. Our brochure will be emailed in February with the registration form. If you are not already on our email list reply to this post and we will add you.
Over 120 rug hookers enjoyed warm breezes and sunny days while working on their current rugs. We had special events each day to highlight our 30th year celebration. Each Wednesday we featured a rug show and displayed about 100 finished rugs. It was held in the lobby of the Chalfonte with its historic charm and the public was invited. On Thursday afternoon we had a “throw down” on the front lawn of all the rugs being worked on during the week. It was a feast for the eyes. Below are a few of the rugs exhibited in the shows.
Magdalena’s Goat by Evelyn Lawrence Sandhill Crane by Carol Rhodes
Naomi’s Hudson Star by Weslee Hursh
It’s All About the Color by Elise Roberts
White Lake, Adirondack by Lynn Volp
Hooter by Linda Woodbury (left) and Dee Rosebrock (right)