Periwinkle Laine

Hook-ins, Classes & Workshops

Hook-Ins

Discover the joy of rug hooking with Periwinkle Laine’s hook-ins.  These gatherings welcome rug hookers of all ages and skill levels to unite in a shared passion for this beloved craft. Experience the camaraderie as you swap ideas, create, and celebrate the art of rug hooking together. Pack your lunch and let us treat you to complimentary coffee and tea, as we start around 9:30 am, indulging in rug hooking until about 2:30 pm. Periwinkle Laine also brings an enticing array of rug hooking supplies for sale in our wool boutique. Enjoy laughter and a fun time in the comfort of a bright, clean, and accessible hall. Join us for a day filled with creativity, connection, and endless enjoyment!

Upcoming Hook-Ins

Saturday, January 20, 2024 

Location: St. Joachim’s Parish Hall, 5376 Rte 3, Vernon River, PEI

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm 

All are Welcome! 

Saturday, March 23, 2024 

Location: St. Joachim’s Parish Hall, 5376 Rte 3, Vernon River, PEI

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm 

All are Welcome! 

Saturday, May 25, 2024 

Location: St. Joachim’s Parish Hall, 5376 Rte 3, Vernon River, PEI

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm 

All are Welcome! 

Saturday, July 20, 2024 

Location: St. Joachim’s Parish Hall, 5376 Rte 3, Vernon River, PEI

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm 

All are Welcome! 

Saturday, February 24, 2024

Location: St. Joachim’s Parish Hall, 5376 Rte 3, Vernon River, PEI

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm 

All are Welcome! 

Saturday, April 27, 2024

Location: St. Joachim’s Parish Hall, 5376 Rte 3, Vernon River, PEI

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm 

All are Welcome! 

Saturday, June 22, 2024

Location: St. Joachim’s Parish Hall, 5376 Rte 3, Vernon River, PEI

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm 

All are Welcome! 

Saturday, August 24, 2024

Location: St. Joachim’s Parish Hall, 5376 Rte 3, Vernon River, PEI

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm 

All are Welcome! 

Classes

We offer in person classes.  Our most popular class is our Rug Hooking 101 – The Next Generation class. This class introduces the eight – steps to designing and finishing a rug/mat.

  1. Creative Inspiration

  2. Designing the Vision

  3. Preparing the Foundation

  4. Colour Planning

  5. Preparing the Wool

  6. Pulling Loops

  7. Exploring Texture, Value and Movement

  8. Finishing  

Upcoming Classes

Rug Hooking 101 - The Next Generation
March 01 & March 02, 2024

Are you ready to embark on a creative journey in the world of rug hooking? Our in-person class, “Rug Hooking 101 – The Next Generation,” is the perfect starting point for beginners and those with minimal experience. This popular course is designed to introduce you to the fundamental steps of designing and completing a beautiful hooked piece.

Course Outline:

Creative Inspiration: Unleash your creativity and find inspiration from various sources to kickstart your rug hooking adventure.

Designing the Vision: Learn how to translate your ideas into a tangible design, incorporating key design elements to create a visually appealing rug.

Preparing the Foundation: Gain practical skills in selecting the right foundation material and size to begin your rug hooking project.

Colour Planning: Explore the enchanting world of color theory and discover how to plan and execute a harmonious color palette.

Preparing the Wool: Get hands-on experience in selecting wool, your primary medium, for the hooking process.

Pulling Loops: Master the essential technique of pulling loops, adding texture and depth to your rug.

Exploring Texture, Value, and Movement: Delve into the nuances of texture, value, and movement to create dynamic and captivating pieces.

Finishing: Learn the critical finishing touches to make your project truly shine.

Throughout this course, you will receive expert guidance, making it accessible and enjoyable for all. Whether you’re seeking a new creative outlet or looking to expand your crafting skills, “Rug Hooking 101 – The Next Generation” is your gateway to creating beautiful, handcrafted rugs and hooked pieces. Join us for an enriching and inspiring journey as you unlock the world of rug hooking and express your unique artistic vision.

This course will be delivered over a two-day period.  Day I will begin at 12:00pm on Friday, March 1, 2024 and ends at 5:00pm. Day II will begin at 9:30am and end around 3:30pm.  The course will take place at the Milton Community Hall, at the corner of Rte 7 (Rustico Road) and Rte 224 (New Glasgow Road), in North Milton.  

For additional details please reach out to Charlene or Debbie at Periwinklelaine.ca 

If you are interested in attending this course or one in the near future, please send us an email.  We maintain a list of interested people  and contact them first about our new courses. 

Workshops

We offer workshops to hone specific rug hooking skills.  Our workshops are 3.5 hours long and are designed to teach the hooker how to learn or perfect a certain skill or technique.  It is best described like a crash course, taught by an experienced hooker, in one of the following areas:

  • Finishing
  • Repairing
  • Designing
  • Colour Planning
  • Digital Technology and Rug Hooking 

Upcoming Workshops

There are no upcoming workshops scheduled.  Check back often or join our mailing list so you don’t miss out.

Retreats

Periwinkle Laine’s rug hooking retreats are fun and affordable.  Our retreats are in person events and last for one or two days. Retreats vary but most include instruction, socializing and plenty of time for hooking in a relaxed creative environment. Stepping away from your daily life to learn a new skill, connect with like minded people and be creative provides a boost to mental health.

Upcoming Retreats

There are no upcoming retreats scheduled.  However, we are working on some for the 2024 year. Check back often or join our mailing list so you don’t miss out. 

Classes

We offer in person classes.  Our most popular class is our Rug Hooking 101 – The Next Generation class. This class introduces the eight – steps to designing and finishing a rug/mat.

  1. Creative Inspiration

  2. Designing the Vision

  3. Preparing the Foundation

  4. Colour Planning

  5. Preparing the Wool

  6. Pulling Loops

  7. Exploring Texture, Value and Movement

  8. Finishing