Teacher Profile - Rita Cutler January 30 2017, 1 Comment
Rita Cutler has been teaching classes at the Bay School since 2002. Her next class, Beginner Rug Hooking , is on Saturday, Feb 11 10am - 3pm. Register early to secure your spot!
Rita has revived the art of primitive and homespun rug hooking. She is the owner of the Primitively Hooked Studio in Mathews County. Rita combines traditional and new motifs with unique and striking color schemes.
A few questions to Rita:
What made you start teaching?
I love working with my hands and I love color and texture. Therefore the art of rug hooking has always appealed to me. I searched for someone who could teach me this old craft/art for many years while living in Va. Beach and continued the search when we moved to Mathews 20 years ago. Finally my persistence paid off and I have been hooking now for 18 or so years. When Wendy Wells approached me about teaching hooking at the Bay School I immediately said yes! I felt it was a small step in saving this beautiful old craft.
What do you get out of teaching?
I love teaching because again it helps to carry on the craft and I love seeing what my students will create. Each piece is always unique and I love seeing each persons take on it. At the end of the day I love walking away knowing that there are a group of new hookers out there!
Deanna MacLeod on January 30 2017 at 02:56PM
Hi: Glad to know rug hooking is alive & well in Va.
I have been hooking off & on for a number of years in Nova Scotia.
Presently I am visiting the area & wondering if you sell rug hooking supplies
from your studio, & if so, what exactly is available? thanks.