Over the course of my many years of rughooking I developed a pattern for an easy, across-the-chest small flapped purse. I have probably hooked around 100 of these purses and love to do them as they are small, fast, functional and portable works of art! The purses measure about 10 x 11 finished with a flap that hangs over the body of the purse. I do my body in heavier wool that I would not normally hook with as it gives the purse more body although I have been known to use my beautiful hooking wool for the whole thing. I will be teaching this workshop here in the studio.
It will be done in 2 stages i.e.
1. prior to the workshop you will get your blank flap outline on linen along with templates and instructions so that you can design your flap (although if you prefer I can draw out one of the many purse designs I have for you) and complete the hooking and homework on your own.
2. we will then spend the day in the studio constructing the body of the purse and strap and putting the whole thing together so that by the end of the day you are walking out with a completed purse.
Once you know the construction process you can, and will want to, make more purses as you will have the templates which can be reused many times over. These fun purses make great gifts. Workshop and pattern and instructions fee is $90.00 plus HST (plus the cost of mailing the purse pattern and instructions to you). To be held in my studio April 7 from 10 – 4. Bring along lunch and I will provide snacks and drinks.
￼￼Class size is limited so email me soon to register.