Completed workshops


Daniel MacDonald & Karen Miller Framing: Hooked Rugs Seminar

Sat Nov 9

Seminar style

Have you always wanted to try framing your rugs but weren’t sure when your piece could benefit from a frame, or how to go about it? If so, then this 2-hour seminar is for you!
This session will cover such topics as store bought frames vs. making your own, how to complement your design with framing and not distract from your rug, ideas for custom frames, using found frames (such as old window frames and other materials), and techniques and tips for attaching your rug to a frame.

Cost: $35 per Ottawa Old Forge member. Each member can bring ONE other person with them at no additional cost. Cost for non-members: $35.
Location: Maki House, 19 Leeming Dr, Ottawa


Margaret Mitchell: Simple Sampler Using Various Yarns & Wool Strips

Sat Oct 26 2019

In this one-day workshop, people will make a simple sampler that demonstrates the effects that can be achieved by punching with different kinds of yarn, using either a #9 or #10 regular needle (a needle size many people are already familiar with) and punching with strips for a variety of effects. (Margaret is a certified Oxford punch needle instructor and member of Olde Forge.)

Cost: $60, including supplies
Location: Maki House, 19 Leeming Dr, Ottawa


Karen Miller: Portrait Clinic

Thurs Oct 17 2019

This clinic is not a class; instead, if you’re working on a portrait, whether hooked with yarn or with wool strips, this is an opportunity to consult with Karen to get you over any hurdles standing in your way of finishing the piece. The added value of the group consult is the learning you’ll pick up from the other portraits and the points Karen raises about them.  It’s important to note – you should have a portrait in progress (or stalled) as this is not a portrait class.

Cost: $45 if tapping into Karen’s yarn stash; $35 if you’re not
Location: Karen’s home in Orleans – we’ll provide the address when your registration is confirmed


Sara Judith: The Abstracted Landscape

Sat Sept 28 thru to Mon Sept 30 (3 days)

Abstraction can be thought about as simplification. We need to learn to simplify in order to hook. This workshop explores ways to represent landscape images in simplified format. As well as hooking, we’ll play with art exercises to loosen up and generate ideas and designs. Topics covered will include design elements and principles, critiquing (or how to ask questions and get your friends to help solve problems), formatting, achieving depth in landscapes and ways to abstract. Bring several favorite photos to class – both in regular format and enlarged to letter size or 8”x10” and also in black and white 8”x10”. You will develop your own pattern and start hooking your own abstract landscape, and develop the skills to abstract landscape.

Cost: $110 (if 15 participants), no additional supply fee
Location: Britannia United Church, 985 Pinecrest, Ottawa


Loretta Moore: Proddy Sunflowers

Sat June 15 2019

Time: 12:30-3:30 pm
Cost: $25 plus supplies as needed (proddy tool, $45; kit, $40); deposit of $25 is due no later than March 2


Loretta Moore: Mini Punch Needle

Sat June 15 2019

Time: 9:30 am-noon;
Cost: $10 plus supplies if needed (needle $29, hoop $25, kits range from $55-$100 and include pattern on weavers cloth as well as all threads). Note that you are asked to buy supplies from Loretta due to issues with kits, needles and hoops from other sources. Deposit of $10 is due no later than March 2.


Sara Judith: Colour Theory and Planning

Thurs May 23 2019

Time: 10:30 am-12:30 pm (during regular meeting at Maki House)
Cost: $5 per person, collected at the meeting.


Wendo Van Essen: Tulips (needle felting)

Sat May 11 2019

Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Location: Maki House
Cost: $75, including kit; deposit of $25 is due no later than Mar 28
For Olde Forge members only


Karen Miller: Hooking with Yarn — Portraits (2-day workshop)

Sat May 11 & Sat June 15 2019

Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Cost: $175, including supplies; deposit of $50 is due no later than March 2
For Olde Forge Members only


Karen Miller: Hooking with Yarn — Portraits (2-day workshop)

Thurs & Fri, May 2 & 3 2019

Time: 9:30 am – 3:30 pm
Cost: $175, including supplies; deposit of $50 is due no later than March 2
For Olde Forge Members only


Margaret Mitchell: Beginner Punch Needle

Sat April 13 2019 International Rug Hooking Day

Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Location: Maki House
For Olde Forge Members only


Karen Miller: Hooking with Yarn — Nature & Landscapes

Sat April 6 2019

Time: 9:30 am-3:30 pm
Location: Maki House (in the Gravel (back) room)
Cost: $75 + $25 for supplies; deposit of $25 is due no later than Feb 25
For Olde Forge Members Only

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