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Camp/Rug School 2022


If you are a beginning hooker interested in a class on introductory hooking, please contact Aggie Harris at for information. The beginners' class will be given on Wednesday morning, August 3, 2022 from 9 to 12 a.m.. The cost is $75.00. The instructor is nationally-recognized and anyone interested in learning this fiber art is invited. Participants should bring a sharp pair of scissors. All other materials will be provided. Participants are encouraged to bring a lunch and stay for the afternoon to hook & visit with guild members.

HCRAG Rug Camp 2022 is planned for August 1st – 5th at St. Anna’s Greek Orthodox Church, Flemington, NJ – same great venue as 2019. Click here to download the 2022 Rug School registration form.

We have four teachers lined up for Rug School 2022, see below for bios and samples of their work.

Sarah Guiliani

Sarah Guiliani is a certified McGown rug hooking teacher and Director of the ATHA Region 1 School South. She teaches at several rug schools throughout the United States as well as teaching several classes in her studio. Sarah also completes commissioned rug hooking pieces, focusing on her clients tastes and color schemes. Her goal is to educate the public on what a remarkable media rug hooking is. Several of her student have had rugs in Rug Hooking magazine and Celebrations.

She loves working with students in all types of hooking from fine cut tapestry to wide cut primitives. She will suggest embellishments to enhance the outcome of the hooked piece. In addition to custom drawing patterns, Sarah will also work with commercial patterns.

This class will explore the world of all cuts ranging from the antique look to modern interpretations. Students should plan to work with a variety of textures, spot dyes, and overdyed wool. The workshop will include current rug hooking topics, tips and techniques. Students are contacted prior to workshop to discuss rug pattern, custom designs, and color choices. Students may begin a new project or spark up an existing project.

Cherylyn Brubaker

Cherylyn was bitten by the rug hooking bug in 1994. With a fine arts degree and experience as a graphic designer, it seemed to be a natural transition to begin designing patterns and dyeing wool. She is the owner of Hooked Treasures in Brunswick, Maine. Her work has been featured in ATHA, Rug Hooking Magazine, Celebrations X, XVII and XX and at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art. She has taught workshops in Nova Scotia, PEI and the U.S.

Cherylyn utilizes many wools in her primitive style hooked pieces to create form as well as a richness in color. She is also equally at home with fine cuts. Animals, birds, flowers, and pictorials are all dear to her heart. Her patterns and finished rugs can be seen at her website

In this open class students may work on their own design or a commercial pattern. Combining textures, hand dyed wools and yarns make for a wonderful journey and a hooked piece to treasure. Cherylyn particularly enjoys working with students to create a finished project that excites them and often has personal meaning.

Sibyl Osicka

Sibyl started rug hooking in 1982 and has two McGown accreditations. She was treasurer of ATHA’s National origination for 12 years. She also traveled throughout the USA teaching at workshops since 1989. Sibyl wrote Creative Journey into Rug Hooking, Soft is Beautiful 1 & 2, Color and Clouds and Pictorials. She has also written articles for ATHA and Rug Hooking Magazine. Sibyl has hooked 2-4 pieces for the Cleveland Zoo a year to raise money. She did this for 15 years.

For Class: I will send out letters and once I hear from the student, I will begin to prepare the project. It can be any subject and any cut. I have some textures but not a lot. I am known for detail and fine shading. I like to lecture in the morning; the students are welcomed to take notes. I will also have handouts if I know in advance what subject.

Caroline Twigg

I have been hooking for 15 yrs. I've had the honor of studying under Cynthia Norwood, Barb Carroll, Tricia Travis and many other wonderful teachers. I live in an old log cabin with my husband and our two beagles. I've tried my best to fill our home with new and old hooked rugs. I'm fascinated by the style and warmth of antique rugs. I love larger cut rugs and my favorite size cut is a 9 cut.

Our class focus will be on primitive patterns and colors using wider cuts and texture wools to achieve the feel of old rugs, I just have too add a few splashes of color though. This class will be an open class. If you have looked at the back of an antique rug most start out life with brighter colors and over time have worn to the old dusty colors we all love. We will focus on the dusty worn color pallet in class.

During class we will discuss ways to enhance the look and texture of your rug. I hope to eliminate some of your fear and doubts about your own color planning skills. We will also talk about how and where to start your rug. Remember textured wools are work horses, let them do the work for you.

If anyone has questions or concerns, please contact either of us.

Aggie and Linda


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