Sara Judith – Colour Wheel of Surface Design Techniques

Version 2Explore many 3D effects in rug-hooking in this sampler workshop. All materials will be supplied for you to create a 12 inch colour wheel sampler.

We will cover beading, chain stitch, couching, French knots, needle-felting, proddy, quillies, reverse stitches, rosettes, ruching, sculpting, shirring, stairstep, stuffed applique, turkey work  as well as several others and variations. There will also be an exploration of alternative materials, a wide variety of finishing methods and punch-hooking, if there is class interest. These techniques will form parts of your sampler. Colour theory will also be discussed and explored, with some art exercises.

At the completion of the workshop you will have expanded your toolbox of possibilities and have exciting new skills to use in your next hooking project.

Materials fee of $75 includes linen backing and enough wool/materials to hook a 12” colour wheel. Sampler pictured is larger. There will be room on your backing to hook a larger wheel should you choose.


I have always loved colour, texture and fiber. After many years of weaving spinning and dyeing, I discovered hooking in 2003, after a chance visit to Deanne Fitzpatrick’s studio in Nova Scotia. I was immediately drawn to its expressiveness, its forgiving nature and the lack of rules. It quickly became my passion and I explored the medium attending many workshops in Nova Scotia, Vermont, Saskatchewan and California.

I love to share what I have learned with others, and so, as a teacher, I now lead workshops focusing on punch hooking, its possibilities and combinations with traditional hooking, as well as workshops on improvisation and creative exploration. It is a delight to show the craft to others and share the joy and pleasure this simple craft brings. With hooking and punching, as well as knitting, felting and stitching, I can explore an endless range of possibilities. I am passionate about rug hooking and punching as an art form.