Classes & Teachers

3 Day Workshops Teachers
July 17 – 20, 2018

Nola teaches rug hooking and fiber art at her studio in St. Louis and across the country.
Specialties: Creativity, embellishing, dyeing, recycling in rugs and historic rugs.

Her work has been featured in publications such as Mary Engelbreit’s Home Companion Magazine, Rug Hooking Magazine, ATHA newsletter, Hooked on Rugs, Creative Hooker, Hooked on Wool, Hooked Rugs Today, Finishing Rugs, Contemporary Hooked Rugs and in The “Art” of Playing Cards.

Working with sister Linda Pietz, they wrote the book Knitting Rugs and their latest Crocheting Rugs.

Nola hooked all 44 of the presidents in the 2013 Special Exhibit of Hooked and Knitted Presidents at Sauder Village. The collection received the 2013 Sauder “Collection” Award.

Nola and Linda love to travel and have incorporated their love of travel with crafts to offer Creative Craft Travel Opportunities with Nola and Linda. We will be going to Nova Scotia in August, 2016. We will be cruising and crafting in the Caribbean in January 2017.

Nola’s web site is

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knitted rug with wool strips clipper

Sally has a BFA in art and 20 years experience as an award-winning graphic designer.  For years, she searched for a business that combined her love for color, painting and textiles.

Pine Island Primitives was started in 2001 when people asked for her patterns even before she was selling them.  She teaches primitive rug hooking with a special love for antique-looking rugs hooked in 8 to 10 cut.   You can learn from her at workshops and rug camps across the country as well as on her quaint farm nestled in the rolling hills of southern Minnesota.  She is known for her ability to help each student create a rug that they love, and for her very large supply of textured wool and rug designs.

You can see her designs and a sampling of her wool at

Her class will be an open class so that the students may choose any pattern by any designer.

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one day class – July 20, 2017      9 am to 4 pm
Teacher:  Tracy Kellen

 This class is for people who have never hooked before or who may have started many years ago and would now like a refresher to get back into the swing of hooking.

 This class will cover the basics of rug hooking, supplies and techniques.  A pattern, pre-cut wool and hand outs are included in the price.

 You will need to bring to class a sturdy 14” hoop, scissors and pen & paper.

A picture of the pattern to be uploaded soon.