eric sandberg

 About Previous Teachers for Caraway Rug School



dianeDiane started rug hooking in 1980. She became a certified McGown teacher that same year. She loves all types of hooking including primitive, oriental, tapestry, portraits, pictorials and wide cuts. Diane is also in love with all the beautiful colors that make a magnificent rug and is anexpert in all facets of dyeing marvelous colors. Diane is happiest when placing color around a rug. Diane is well known nationwide for her rug hooking expertise and enjoys making class a fun and friendly environment and gives more than 100% ofherself in class. Diane has been Caraway's anchor teacher for many years.





prisPris is a degreed graphic designer and has bee nteaching rug hooking since 1999. She loves theart that can be created with wool. She has taught all over the United States and has beenfeatured in Celebrations X and XII and Rug Hooking Magazine and most recently in RugHooking Magazine's new issue of Celebrations Favorites. Her specialty is teaching lettering and designing yourown pattern. She enjoys all facets of rug hooking from the inception of the pattern, dyeing the wool, writing books, helping students plan the perfect rug, to the completed project. Pris welcomes all levels of expertise in her rughooking classes and will teach any cut. Pris has written 2 books for rug hooking about lettering, designing and 2 dye books. When not teaching rug hooking she is a full time working artist presently represented by galleries nationally and internationally.




  Sandra's class canceled due to family illness.  Eric Sandberg will lead this class.  Call Eric with questions.



janeJane's interest in art began as a little girl watching her Irish grandmother hook rugs. She was fascinated by color and texture and loved to work with her hands. By 1992, Jane was a well-know textile designer and teacher. She was the first rug designer invited to teach as the Smithsonian in Washington D.C. and was affiliated with the institution for ove r6 years. She is the author of The Pictorial Rug (2000) and Pictorial Hooked Rugs (2009). Jane appeared on Home and Garden TV Networks and The Carol DuVal Show. Jane's special interests are designing and hooking pictorial wall hangings using new techniques she has developed. Her rugs called “Close-Ups” feature massive flowers shaded with 1 inch ripped strips. In the past two years, Jane has shared her color theory of the color clock families. Her new workbook entitled, Jane's Color Clock Workbook is helping hundreds of rug hookers color plan their own rugs with new found confidence.




sybilSibyl started rug hooking in 1982 and has been teaching workshops since 1989. She is known for fine shading with animals, Orientals, pictorials, faces and florals, not to mention he fabulous dyed swatches. Sibyl understands and teaches the values of color and color placement, working on any subject matter. Sibyl will teach shading and she works on achieving the best realistic results. Sibyl has written three books and many articles for ATHA and Rug Hooking magazine. She is a board member of ATHA and a member of McGown and TIGHR. She welcomes any style pattern and any cut of wool.






irisIris is an educator by trade and a hooker by choice. She loves hooking and teaching at schools and workshops. She is an Ontario Hooking Craft Guild and McGown certified teacher, holds a FibreArts Certificate and recently became a certified Oxford Punch Needle teacher. Iris enjoys all aspects of rug hooking, from mini-pictorials in a #2 cut to Primitives in a#9 cut. Her classes have included in depth studies of Orientals, Pictorials, Fruit, Geometrics and Molas. Her latest work combines hooking with punch needle for an interesting effect. She loves the challenge of an “open class”, in which students may start a new project or complete already started ones. Giving small talks on each topic with hints and technique tips really awakens students' interests into what others are doing.



whiteAnita is excited to be back again at Caraway. She will again offer an open class allowing the student to select a pattern of their choice. Anita's style preference leans toward a #6-9 cut, using lots of textures, plaids, stripes, over-dyed wools and antique paisley. Florals, geometrics, wide-cut animals, paisley designs, folk art and antiques style rugs are great choices. She will cover lots of techniques, finishing, dyeing suggestions and helpful hints during the week. Her class promises to encourage the beginner as well as to challenge the seasoned hooker. Come join her for a fun week of hooking and learning. Anita lives in Overland Park, KS and has been teaching since1997. She is McGown Certified.

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