Blue Heron Rug Hooking Studio



OCTOBER 25-27, 2018 and

NOVEMBER 8, 9, and 10, 2018

Location:  The Victoria Citadel,

4030 Douglas St., Saanich BC, V8X 5J6

Times: 10-6 each day

Cost:  $250.00

Skill level:  Intermediate

William Morris:  A Designer for All Time

"Have nothing in your home which you do not know to be useful or believe to be beautiful".


William Morris’ decorating philosophy can be summarized in one word “simplicity”. We will be hooking Morris designs and learn about his time and place through story and music.  You may create a design or purchase it from a rug hooking studio or on line.  In my student letter to you I will include a list of “copy free books” as well as colour suggestions. A little knowledge of shading will be helpful, however we will be hooking only  a few values of each beautiful hue. Any  fabric and cut from 3 to 10  may be used, this is determined by the intricacy of the design and the weave of the backing.  Join me for a fun filled course, a lot of learning and sharing.

Doris Norman  is a skilled artisan and instructor since 1982, she enjoys sharing her passion for rug hooking with others.  She encourages students to relax and enjoy the process of creating a heirloom to be passed down to future generations. Doris encourages students to create designs, to dye and use reclaimed fabrics. She teaches rug hooking courses at schools and workshops in the United States and Canada.  She is an accredited Nova Scotia and Pearl McGown Teacher specializing in Celtic Art,  Jacobean/Crewel, William Morris Design, Monochromatic, Art of the Americas, Land scape and Realistic Shading.  Her work has been featured in Canadian Living Magazine, Rug Hooking Magazine, Hook Me a Story by Deanne Fitzpatrick and in Story Rugs by Paulette Hackman. Doris has a passion for the history of rug hooking and it’s preservation.


P863 Forest Raven. 

Hooked by Sheila Stewart

To register, please click here:  REGISTRATION FORM

For a selection of William Morris designs from Honey Bee Hive Rugs, click here


A second workshop has now been added