2020 SESSION 1 TEACHERS.
Betty McClentic, Sarah Guilani, Loretta Scena, and Cherlyn Burbaker are our week 1 teachers this year. They are all excellent McGowan certified teachers and will be delighted to work with students on whatever they choose.
Although this is a National Guild School, any designer’s patterns are welcome to be hooked, including your own original designs. Our teachers will color plan and dye for you or provide whatever information you need if you wish to do some or all of your own dyeing. They are able to work with dyed, as is, or recycled wool. They will of course bring wool with them for use in the class.
Each of the rugs below was completed by the respective teacher.
MEET BETTY MCCLENTIC
Teacher. Betty McClentic: Warwick, RI. Betty has been teaching for over 40 years and has taught all over the country. She has a Masters degree in Creative Arts and loves all kinds of hooking. She encourages student's ideas and input which makes for a great experience for her students.
MEET LORETTA SCENA
Loretta Scena is a McGown certified Rug Hooking teacher from Long Island, NY. She is a self taught Fiber artist who uses beads, fabric manipulation, specialty fibers, and hand dyed wool to create whimsical embellishments that will add dimension and texture to your hooking. She loves fine shading, as well as wide cut, and this year she will include “Going in Circles” a fun abstract class using noodles and hand dyed or as is wool. She loves teaching an open class where she welcomes all styles of rug hooking and all levels of experience. She will create a unique pattern for you, or work with you on a rug that is started.
** The above rug is a portion of a full rug called My Favorite Pirate designed and hooked by Loretta Scena
Teacher. Sarah Guiliani is a certified McGown rug hooking teacher and Director of the ATHA Region 1 School South. She also teaches at several rug schools thought out the United States as well a teaching several classes in her home studio. She also travels to outlying areas to teach students on their locales. Her goal is educating the public on what a remarkable media rug hooking is.
She loves working with students in all types of hooking from fine cut tapestry to wide cut primitives.
She will suggest including embellishments to enhance the outcome of the hooked piece. In addition to custom drawing patterns, Sarah will also work with commercial patterns.
This class will explore the world of all cuts ranging from the antique look to modern interpretations. Students should plan to work with a variety of textures, spots, and overdyed wool. The workshop will include current rug hooking topics, tips and techniques. Students are contacted prior to workshop to discuss rug pattern, custom designs, and color choices. Students may begin a new project or spark up an existing project.
Sarah also completes commissioned rug hooking pieces, focusing on her clients tastes and color schemes.
Several of her student have had rugs in Rug Hooking magazine and Celebrations.
MEET CHERYLYN BRUBAKER
Cherylyn was bitten by the rug hooking bug in 1994. With a fine arts degree and experience as a graphic designer, it seemed to be a natural transition to begin designing patterns and dyeing wool.
She is the owner of Hooked Treasures in Brunswick, Maine. Her work has been featured in ATHA, Rug Hooking Magazine, Celebrations X, XVII and XX and at the Center for Maine Contemporary Art.
She has taught workshops in Nova Scotia, PEI and the U.S.
Cherylyn utilizes many wools in her primitive style hooked pieces to create form as well as a richness in color. She is also equally at home with fine cuts. Animals, birds, flowers, and pictorials are all dear to her heart.
Her patterns and finished rugs can be seen at her website www.hookedtreasures.com.
In this open class students may work on their own design or a commercial pattern. Combining textures, hand dyed wools and yarns make for a wonderful journey and a hooked piece to treasure.
Cherylyn particularly enjoys working with students to create a finished project that excites them and often has personal meaning.