Classes - Rug Hooking

Kidl-de-Divey Woolens offers bimonthly classes to those who are experienced, as well as those new to the craft of traditional rug hooking here at Chairmaker and Friends. Our new location offers a great space to have workshop and display woolens, supplies, and linen patterns for sale. The cost of each class is $10, payable on the day of class. This fee covers instruction of your current project or optional class offered as well as use of the facility.

We have Open Hook-ins with each individual working on their current patterns as well as occasional workshops to learn different rug hooking skills during our time together. Hook-ins are for both the advanced as well as those that are new to the craft. If you are new to hooking and would like to take a beginner class, please contact Katie Allman (see contact info below) in advance of the class so she can prepare a customized kit for you. Beginner kits and all the supplies one would need to complete your projects are available.

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The Chairmaker offers a wide variety of off the bolt woolens, as well as spot dyes, swatches, and textures for both the traditional fine cut and primitive artisan. A variety of patterns are available on linen, warp, monks, and burlap backing. If you desire a specific pattern or wool colors for the classes please contact Katie prior to the date so she can come prepared for you.

logo image A little about your teacher…Katie Allman.
I began hooking in 1991 with Dianne Kelly in Hudson, Oh. After learning the primitive techniques and moving to Ashland, Oh., I took lessons from Shirley Bloom. With Shirley’s retirement from the rug hooking world I invested in 40 years worth of hooking supplies and set up shop in my basement studio where I teach classes. I also teach monthly classes in Norwalk and Wadsworth as well as offer retreats in Lakeside, Oh. and Zoar, Oh. I enjoy attending rug workshops and teacher’s workshops to continue my education so I can offer students new ideas and techniques. In 2010 I obtained my McGown Certification in Ripley, WV I have been married for 22 years with two teenage children. I have been a nurse for 26 years, working part time currently at the community hospital in Ashland, Oh.

For more information please contact Katie at 419-685-4490 or e-mail at