Periwinkle Laine

Hook-ins, Classes, Workshops, & Retreats

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, July 20, 2024 

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

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm 

All are Welcome! 

Saturday, September 28, 2024 

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

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm 

All are Welcome! 

Saturday, November 23, 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! 

Saturday, October 26, 2024 

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

Time: 9:30am – 3:00pm 

All are Welcome! 

Saturday, December To Be Determined, 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
Dates to be announced

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.

For additional details please reach out to Charlene or Debbie at Periwinklelaine@gmail.com

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. 

Hooked Over Time: Traditional to Modern Rug Hooking nS- fIBRE aRTS fESTIVAL
oCT 17 - 19, 2024 Location: Amherst, NS

Exciting news! The NS Fibre Arts Festival is just around the corner, and we are thrilled to announce that Periwinkle Laine will be hosting a special 2-day Poppy Madness Rug Hooking Course. Don’t miss this unique opportunity to immerse yourself in a creative and enjoyable experience during the festival. Join us for two days of fun, learning, and artistic expression!

Rug hooking in the Maritimes is both an art and a craft that emerged in the 1800s as a way for poorer folks to make their own carpets. It quickly became a social activity, bringing people together, and remains so today. Our 2-day rug hooking course begins with an exploration of  history of rug hooking, exploring its evolution through photos and examples of rugs and wall hangings. The remainder is hands-on, with participants learning and perfecting rug hooking techniques to create a vibrant Poppy wall hanging.  Guided by Charlene and Debbie, they will work with various materials, developing new skills and discovering tips to enhance their creations. By the end of the course, everyone will leave with a completed piece, a sense of shared accomplishment, and new friendships formed through this communal activity.

What You Need to Know:

Charlene and Debbie: Charlene and Debbie are not only skilled but also fun to be with.  For the past few decades, they’ve been passionately sharing their love for rug hooking. They’ve taught community school in Prince Edward Island and have led both in-person and virtual courses for Periwinkle Laine, the Nova Scotia Rug Hooking Guild, PEI Fibre Festival, and WoolStock East. Their workshops are a blend of expertise, enthusiasm, and enjoyment.

What’s included?

Periwinkle Laine takes care of everything. We provide all the materials and equipment needed to create a hooked masterpiece. Participants just need to bring enthusiasm, and we’ll handle the rest, ensuring a hassle-free and enjoyable creative experience.

The pattern is approximately 10 x 12 inches. We supply patterns, hooks, scissors, rug frame (to hook on), and enough wool to hook the pattern. The hook, scissors and rug frame remain Periwinkle Laine’s while the hooked piece is taken home by participants.

What does it cost?

$250.00 + tax for the kit, use of all equipment and instruction.  Classes will begin at 9:30am and end around 3:30pm. 

This course will be delivered over a two-day period in the town of Amherst Nova Scotia (actual venue to follow). 

For additional details please reach out to Charlene or Debbie at Periwinklelaine@gmail.com

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.

June 2024  RUG HOOKING RETREAT

Periwinkle Laine’s Rug Hooking Retreat will took place from June 4th to June 7th, 2024, in  Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, CANADA.

This retreat was an unforgettable experience where learning, creativity and relaxation met.

Here’s what it included: 

1. Needle Felting Class: a three-hour class, with Lisa from the Messy Crow, Souris PEI. 

2. Kintsugi and Rug Hooking Workshop: Linda Marchbank explored the Japanese art of Kintsugi and rug hooking in a full-day class.

3. Quillies Crafting Evening: We enjoyed  an evening of fun and creativity and learned all there was to learn about quillies. 

Food, Laughter, Fun, and Time to Hook:  All agreed the food, fun and socialization was exceptional.  We even got time to work on projects and marvel at the work of others. 

The retreat took place in the Holland College’s  Centre for Applied Arts, Science and Technology (CAST Building).   This was an awesome building, perfect for this type of retreat. 

Accommodations were not included in the retreat price. However, Holland College’s Glendenning Hall at Holland College offered affordable and clean residence options. Many of us took advantage and stayed at Glendenning Hall.  It was great.  

Reserve for 2025:  Plans are already underway for a June 2025 event.  It will be held at the same location in early June.  If you are interested please send us your name and email address – we will keep you updated as plans unfold.