Loose Women Series – Scotia Sea Treasures

Loose Women Series – Scotia Sea Treasures

Instructor: Heather Gordon


Basic hooking skills required. Participants don’t need a lot of experience. The most important thing is a desire to experiment and try a new style of hooking.

Course Objectives:

Participants will learn how to:

  • work with a variety of materials including plain wool strips and yarn, specialty yarns, synthetic fibres, eyelash and fringe yarns, sparkly and loosely spun yarns, roving and hand cut fabric strips.
  • create shapes with loops of different heights and thickness
  • become comfortable with gaps and widely spaced loops
  • create a design by adding details to simple lines and shapes
  • add embellishments (shells, starfish, sand dollars, etc.)

Course Outline:

Participants will create their own designs using finished samples as a guideline to:

  • assemble a selection of colour co-ordinated fibres, sea treasures and a frame
  • make a paper sketch of shell placement and background areas
  • mark general outlines on a linen backing with a Sharpie pen
  • hook the background to help support the shells
  • attach and reinforce the sea treasures
  • mount and frame the finished project
  • design a small second project if time allows

Materials List:

  • Backing. Since this project is small you can use a small piece of linen or burlap left over from other projects. You may find it more efficient to bring a larger piece, especially if you are registered for other Loose Women workshops or want to hook more of these designs and not waste your backing
  • Frame, hooks and Sharpie pens
  • Rug hooking scissors and sharp sewing scissors
  • A variety of cut strips and textured fibres from your stash. You can use your own or add them to the fibre bundles available in class.
  • Small shells, pieces of driftwood, net, etc. or purchase in class.
  • Frame with 5” x 7” or 7” x 9” opening. Remove glass. Bring your own or purchase in class.
  • Non-toxic water-based glue

The instructor will have some materials for sale:

  • Fibre and shell bundles $5-$10
  • Frames $5-$8
  • A variety of kits to which techniques can be applied. $35-$50 Include patterns, fibres and detailed instructions.