SOLD OUT! Traditional Rug Hooking - Learning the Basics with Holly Kingdon

Get hooked on this traditional fibre art that frees you to follow your imagination!  Originally developed as a way to warm the floors of drafty houses, rug hooking has evolved into a contemporary art form, using both new and recycled materials. In this class you will learn the essentials of rug hooking, from the basic materials and equipment you need, and beyond!  After choosing from a selection of designs, you will learn how to transfer the design to the backing and, finally, how to hook it.  You will never again be held back by having to buy a pattern or kit. 

Here is what participants from past Rug Hooking workshops with Holly Kindgon have said: 

' This workshop was a great opportunity to try something new in a relaxed atmosphere.'' 

''The instructor was great and it was convenient that all the supplies were included!'' 

Audience: This workshop is suitable for adults and teenagers. 

Supplies: All supplies are included in the workshop.  

These include: Rug Hooking Kit for a 10 x 10 inch square mat (including Backing, Pattern, Hook, quilting hoop, Information/instruction Booklet and all 100% Wool Material required to complete piece). 

Supplies to bring from home if you have them: small, sharp pair of scissors; pen, pencils & notebook to take notes if you like. 

Please don’t forget to bring a lunch, water bottle and snack. 


Registration cost:  $170 plus GST & Eventbrite Fees* 

* or register by phone: 403-931-3633, Tues-Sat, 10 am – 4 pm to avoid Eventbrite fees 

Registration closes on Wednesday Oct 24th, 2019 at 9 PM 

Did you know that Members of the Leighton Art Centre get 10% off the registration cost of all workshops and kids’ summer camps? Please visit for more information. 

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Holly Kingdon discovered rug hooking in 1999, while on a trip to the east coast of Canada.  She instantly fell in love with the freedom and creativity of the art form and has been rug hooking ever since.  Holly is an accredited teacher with the Western Canadian Rug Hooking Education Association.  She has been teaching beginner and advanced Rug Hooking as well as Felting techniques for over 10 years.  Holly is a member of the Sheep Creek Weavers as well as the former President of the Chinook Guild of Fibre Arts in Calgary.