We are a Rug Hooking Resource offering classes, lessons and workshops on rug hooking and wool dyeing techniques. We also offer quality rug hooking supplies such as linen backing, hand-dyed wool, and rug hooking patterns.
Michele is a certified rug hooking teacher whose main objective is to unleash creativity.
She is known for her casual, open and warm manner. Her classes are full of storytelling, imagination exercises, and laughter.
Her “first rule” in rug hooking is that there are NO rules.
Rug Hooking Classes, Lessons and Workshops
Although Michele is trained in traditional rug hooking, she enjoys introducing students to the use of Creative Stitches and Mixed Media. She encourages the exploration of alternative materials such as yarn, beads, ribbon, paper, shells, feathers etc.
Michell holds Rug Hooking classes, lessons and workshops on a wide range of hooking subjects such as:
- Color Planning
- Wool Dying
- Rug Finishing
- Shading Transitions
- Hooking Faces
Michele loves helping her students find their own unique styles and achieve their artistic visions. She has taught workshops throughout the USA and Canada. In addition, Michele teaches at her studio in New Haven, CT and frequently hosts “Big Fun Dye Days”. Check our Events Calendar to find out when Michele will be in your area.
Rug Hooking Supplies:
In addition to teaching rug hooking classes, lessons and workshops, Michele Micarelli offers an array of supplies to help you step up your rug hooking game, including:
Michele Micarelli Biography and Credentials:
With memories of her father’s hooked rugs, Michele began rug hooking in 1991. She has been a certified rug hooking teacher since 1993.
She is proud to have served on the A.T.H.A. (Association of Traditional Hooking Artist) Region 1 board of directors for ten years.
Michele is past President of the Northern McGown Teachers’ Workshop.
Michele’s rugs have appeared in several editions of The Celebration of Rug Hooking for which she has also been a judge and was inducted into their Rug Hooking Hall of Fame.
Her rugs appear in books by Linda Coughlin, Jessie Turbayne, Mary Sheppard Burton and Amy Oxford.
She has been in several issues of Rug Hooking Magazine with articles that featured her dying skills and rugs made with imagination.
Michele was honored by The Green Mountain Guild in the “Strong Woman” show at the Shelburne Museum.
Michele is Director at Large for Connecticut at the Hooked Rug Museum of North America in Queensland, Nova Scotia, Canada. She was a featured artist at the opening of the museum in 2013.