Primitive Rug Hooking with Gina Levesque

Primitive Rug Hooking with Gina Levesque

Fabric was an important, and often times scarce, commodity in days gone by. Rug hooking is akin to quilting in that it utilized scraps unsuitable for clothing to produce rugs that warmed the floors of early homes. Unlike latch hook, primitive rug hooking uses strips of fabric drawn-up through a base layer to produce a nap. In this half day class, students will learn the basic technique and complete a small pattern in class to take home.


Level:  This is a beginning class. No previous experience is needed

Ages:  14+

Materials Fee:  $60 kit fee includes design on backing, rug hook, and all the wool strips needed to complete design.

Options:  Large embroidery hoops will be provided by the instructor for use during class these may be purchased during class. 

Please Bring: small scissors

To Do BEFORE Class:  nothing


This Class will be held in Building 1 (Classroom Building)

In Classroom Area:  4

Date/Time:  Sat May 7 - 2pm-5pm


Please arrive at Class Check-In (at the entrance to the Class Building) at least 10 minutes early to receive your Nametag and find your class area.

  • Instructor Bio

    Gina Levesque is a fourth generation rug hooker and has been hooking for over twenty years. One of her greatest pleasures is to dye wool for her creations and the creations of others. Her dyeing experience covers not only acid dyes but also naturals dyes. Her business, Across Generations, sells her hand-dyed wools and other rug hooking supplies. Her hand-dyed wools can also be found on her Etsy store as well as quilt shops such as The Quilted Crow (Bolton, MA), Sew Many Quilts (Checotah, OK), Tiger Valley Quilt Company (Utica, NY),and A Bolt Load of Fabric (Wagoner, OK).

  • Cancellation / Refund Policy

    In the unfortunate event you need to cancel your registration, please contact the Great Basin Fiber Arts Fair team at or by calling 385.429.3201.

    Please note: after March 31, 2022, we will refund 50% of the class fee, and after April 15, 2022, refunds are no longer available.

    Transfers to other classes will be approved on an individual basis.

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