Creative stitches are a way of recreating embroidery stitches using strips of wool and a hook. This class will study methods for constructing more than 18 stitches – Aztec, Turkey work, Basket weave, chain, seed and more, by making a sampler. Using these stitches in other hooking for dramatic special effects will be a focus of the class. Patterns will be available to transfer onto your backing. This class is a fun way to encourage you to try new things. By the end of the class you will have a new skill set – wonderful expressive stitches to use in your hooking!
Marlene has been hooking since 1989 when she moved from Ontario to Nova Scotia. After learning how to hook, she quickly became a teacher with the Teachers Branch of the Rug Hooking Guild of Nova Scotia. She was very active in the branch sharing and learning in guild projects and schools. In 1993 she co-authored “Formulae” with Barbie Baker-Dykens, a book about dyeing for rug hooking. Since moving to Calgary she has continued to teach many workshops – Jacobean, geometrics, creative stitches and many other topics. This will be her sixth time teaching at Prairie Harvest, and we are very glad to welcome this popular teacher back!