Lynne Howard – Wide Cut Flowers


Wide Cut Flowers will focus on the creation of smooth transitions using dip-dyed and transcolor dyed wool. Mock shading with swatches and impressionistic outline and fill will also be addressed.

Widecutflowers#3You may work on a suitable pattern of your choice or develop a pattern adapted from teacher-provided small templates that you can arrange and enlarge to your desired size.

This is your opportunity to think big! Because you will be using primarily 6-cut strips and bigger your flowers need to be large: preferably 8” in diameter and up.


Lynne Howard has been rug hooking since the mid 1980s and gained her McGown Teachers accreditation in the mid 1990s. She teaches rug hooking in her local Calgary community, in various venues in western Canada, the western U.S. and has taught in Mexico. She is an enthusiastic dyer of wool, marketing her wools from her dye kitchen in Calgary. Her hooked creations have appeared in Celebrations three times and have been featured in two different sets of cards featuring Celebrations winners. She has been published in the McGown newsletter and was one of 50 rug hooking artists from the western states and Canada invited to participate in an exhibit of hooked rugs at the Latimer Museum in Oregon in 2014.

Lynne teaches all forms of rug hooking, but especially loves wide-cuts, folk art, whimsical designs and helping to color plan rugs. She also likes helping people resurrect projects that need to come out of the closet.

Lynne provides a harmonious and nurturing atmosphere encouraging self- expression and emphasizing foundational rug hooking techniques and skill development.