Donna Hrkman


Join master hooker Donna Hrkman to explore either Steampunk or Portraits. Donna’s article in Rug Hooking magazine Sept/Oct 2015 will explain Steampunk to you if you are new to it. Or Google steampunk to see a world of possibilities.

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This is a workshop designed to help you create a portrait in wool. I love making realistic faces and I’m looking forward to helping my students learn how to do it, too. I primarily work in fine cuts, but I’m able to help students in a variety of cuts. The workshop is about faces, and I’m including animal faces as well as human ones. I’ve found that animals can have very expressive faces, sometimes more so than people! The goal is to help you bring someone to life in a rug, whether it’s family, friends, or someone famous. If you wish to draw up your own pattern, feel free to do so. I will also draw patterns up for anyone who needs it, and the price will be based on the size and complexity of the design. You will need to mail or email images in advance for me to get them done, but I love doing it. I will also bring a variety of hand-dyed wool including skin tones and textures so you will have plenty to choose from, in addition to what you will bring of your own. Let’s face it; this will be a wonderful workshop!

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Donna is an accomplished artist, and rug hooking is her perfect medium. She has an extensive background in the arts and design. She loves sharing her knowledge through lectures, classes, and workshops. She is a six-time Rug Hooking Magazine Celebrations finalist, a People’s Choice Award winner at the Sauder Village Rug Show 2010, 2011 & 2012, she has been published eight times in Rug Hooking Magazine between 2005 and 2011 and she teaches specialized classes and general open format classes at a variety of guilds and groups.