Michele Wise – Zendoodles

zentangle-pillowNO ARTIST TALENT REQUIRED. Rug hooking is like zentangles, creative and peaceful. I will show you how to zentangle and how to create and adapt these doodles to rug hooking. From there you can create your own abstract design. These designs can be added to current patterns or you can create your own original piece. The artistic skills you develop will help in  colour planning and composition of rug hooking designs. The interaction of colours in the wool is fun and amazing.The zentangle lines can also be used for borders and/or backgrounds. This will provide you with another skill to use in your hooking toolkit.


Michele Wise brings a 30 year career as a high school teacher into her rug hooking classes. She has been hooking and teaching since 2000. Humour and fun are key to her approach. Sharing all that she knows is important when teaching. She provides demonstrations and examples and loves to problem solve.You will be able to develop your pieces with encouragement. Michele teaches all aspects of hooking from fine shading, wide cut, 3-d, upholstery, embellishments, hooked books, purses, portraits, sculptures, abstract and modern pieces. She has taught in the US and internationally, promoting rug hooking through her many activities. She is currently director of Western McGown Teachers Workshop, runs two retreats and co-director of Puget Sound Rug School. She has written articles for Rug Hooking magazine, ATHA magazine, Wool Street Journal, McGown Guild, The Beat, Aussie Rugmakers Guild and TIGHR newsletters. Many of her pieces have been published in books, including Celebrations. Two of her pieces are on permanent display at the Bainbridge Art Museum. She was recently a judge for Celebrations.

Contact Michele at Michele@wooletc.com    Website: Wooletc.com