Arts, Dining & Entertainment

Learn the art of rug hooking at the Hooked on Owls workshop at VINS


Saturday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.—RUTLAND—Discover the traditional craft of rug hooking at the Hooked on Owls workshop hosted by the Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS), 149 Natures Way, Quechee.

Led by experienced fiber artist Sandra Grant, this three-hour introductory class will teach participants the fundamental techniques of rug hooking while creating a charming owl design. The class fee is $80 for the general public and $75 for VINS members, with a $25 materials fee covering the pattern, hook, and ample wool for the project.

No prior experience is necessary, making this workshop suitable for beginners aged 17 and above. Participants are encouraged to bring a small pair of scissors and a basket or tray for organizing materials.

Sandra Grant, a seasoned rug hooker and educator with a master’s degree in teaching art, will guide students through the process. As the education chair for the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild and a member of the League of New Hampshire Craftsmen since 2016, Sandra brings a wealth of expertise to the class.

Attendees will also have the opportunity to view Sandra’s stunning rug artwork, showcasing her intricate designs and use of hand-dyed wool. To learn more about Sandra’s work, visit

For more information, visit: or 802-359-5000.

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