Adrienne Dykes teaches early & primitive style rug hooking classes at camps & workshops around the country as well as at her own studio in McKinney, TX. A rug hooking group gathers weekly at her studio where they hook & share rug hooking information & ideas. Her rug hooking catalog contains over 100 of her own unique pattern designs as well as adaptations of some early rug designs.
Adrienne is widely known for her unique rug hooking style & for her exceptional color planning techniques with both “as is” & overdyed wool & other textile mediums. She incorporates Waldoboro, proddy, & cut & tear methods into her instruction wherever appropriate or desired.
Her private collection of early American hooked rugs designed & hooked by well-known early rug hooking artists, as well as her long time study, adaptation & sometimes replication of these rug styles has enabled her to master many of the early rug hooking & color techniques which she readily shares with her students.
Adrienne’s background & many years of experience as an educator with both children & adults provide her with the skills necessary to instruct rug hooking students in the procedures she has developed in order to create early style rugs. She accomplishes this through the use of wide & ultra wide cut wool strips, unique color planning strategies, & other specialized primitive rug hooking techniques.
For students who are not interested in hooking early looking rugs, her techniques & designs can be adapted to a more contemporary look as well.
All pattern sizes are approximate and kits do not include braiding or other fancy finishes shown in photos.