The Art of Rug-hooking
hosted by EBSQ Self-Representing Artists and Melissa Wotherspoon
Monday, August 15, at 9pm Eastern (6pm Pacific)
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hooked rug by Melissa Wotherspoon
Did you know that it's possible to be set up for LIFE in an art form for less than $20?
Rug hooking is arguably the most versatile textile technique. Hooked rugs are made by pulling loops of rag strips through a burlap ground fabric. The materials are inexpensive; the process is straightforward. The results can be as refined and smooth as a tapestry, or primitive and daring.
Join Melissa Wotherspoon for the next Live! presentation to launch you into an addictive art form that enables you to create pieces that are as expressive and unique as you are.
Melissa Wotherspoon's body of work ranges both in subject matter - from figures and portraits, to landscapes and abstractions - and in medium - from pencil sketches and digital photography, to watercolours and multi-layer oil paintings. In the high school setting, her teaching specialties include Music, Visual Art, and Science.
Melissa lives with her husband Peter and their two children, on a farm overlooking Rice Lake, Ontario, Canada
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