Trish Johnson – Capturing Memories

The Yellow Fence

Hook a place that’s dear to your heart, your home, your cottage, or your farm. Or you can bring a commercial pattern with some of the elements of a pictorial rug. In this class we will explore the elements of a pictorial rug, including light and shadow, colour, contrast, value and perspective. Learn how to hook trees, rocks, skies, water, snow and buildings.

Johnson_Trish_Barn_LustTrish will provide instruction on impressionistic hooking and a painterly approach to shading. All cuts are welcome. Come with your pattern on the backing of your choice. (Trish can give some advice about putting your own design onto the backing prior to the class via email.) Or you can come with a project that is already started.


Trish’s textile art is about her family and the places they called home: subjects that are dear to her heart.   Trish grew up in Capreol, Ontario and now calls Toronto home.



Trish loves to visit the childhood homes of her mother and her grandmother, Oak Point and Grand Manan Island, both in New Brunswick.

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Trish studied photography at the Ontario College of Art and most of her work begins with a photograph. Trish is intrigued by old letters, diaries and maps. She frequently includes text in her work. She is inspired by familiar places and everyday objects.

Norris Point, NL

Her rugs have been exhibited in Canada and the U.S.A. In 2014, she was named Canadian Rug Hooking Artist by the Hooked Rug Museum of North America.   Trish’s work has been published in A Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs, Rug Hooking Magazine, A Needle Pulling Thread, Fiberart Now, The Creative Hooker,The Complete Guide to Collecting Hooked Rugs, Story Rugs and most recently in Designed by You.