Afternoon Delight, 38”x36”
Designed by Michele Micarelli & Ralph Caparulo.
Hooked by Michele Micarelli, 2002.
Michele Micarelli is a certified rug hooking teacher whose main objective is to unleash creativity.
The classes she teaches are full of storytelling, imagination exercises, and laughter. She has been a rug hooker since 1991 and prefers using 4 and 5 cut wool and linen for lots of detail.
Michele is also beader, a doll maker, and a Sailor’s Valentine Artist . She started rug hooking because of her childhood memories of rugs her Father hooked. Her other loves are her family, painting, collecting, and gardening.
Michele has proudly served on the A.T.H.A. Region 1 board of directors for ten years, is past President of the Northern McGown Teacher’s Workshop and is a judge of Craft’s Adventure in New England. Michele is proud to have had her rugs appear in several editions of The Celebration of Rug Hooking as well as having been a judge in Celebration 13. Michele was honored artist at the Green Mountain Shelburne Museum “Strong Women” show and winner of The Silver Hook Award at The Newtown Rug Show 2008 for her dedication and contribution to rug hooking.
Michele has taught workshops at Asilomar (CA), Shelburne (VT), The Highlands Rug School (PA), The ATHA Region 1 Rug School (CT), Star of Texas (TX), Cambria Pines (CA), Caraway (NC), Little River(CA), Buckeye Guild School (OH), The Hunterdon Guild School ( Hunterdon, PA), Maryland Shores (MD) and The Burlington Ontario Rug School (Burlington, Ontario) among others.