SHEILA MITCHELL, Victoria, BC
‘Birds and Backgrounds’
If you enjoy birds and would like to capture a realistic image of a bird in a rug hooking project, this class is for you. The bird image you choose can be as small as your hand or large enough to accommodate a 5-cut; with 3-cut being the most common cut used. In this pictorial workshop, you will learn how to ‘translate’ the features of your subject realistically into the medium of rug hooking. Shading, adding perspective, and tricks to use to create fine detail will be explored. Together we will make your fabrics work for you; from dyeing tips to actual hooking, to capturing realism in both your subject and the background of your piece. You should have an intermediate level of hooking skills to make the most of this class.
Sheila found rug hooking when she visited Nova Scotia many years ago. Having always dabbled in some form of fibre expression, rug hooking has been the one fibre art to which she has been most strongly drawn. Since receiving her McGown Teacher’s certification in 2009, she has taught classes in Canada and USA. Several of her hooked pieces have appeared in Rug Hooking Magazine and in an article in A Needle Pulling Thread. One of her true pleasures in teaching rug hooking is sharing her student’s enthusiasm to learn new skills and share ideas with them