Classes - Finishing Techniques for your Hooking Projects

Learn the basics of rug finishing in this two hour class. We will focus on different types of binding materials and techniques to achieve the finished look you desire for your hooked projects. Cost of class $25 which includes practice kit.

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