I attended North Central McGown Teachers Workshop in Newton Iowa last month. My class focused on surface embellishments used along with rug hooking. This is my original design. The main background is hooked with #8 cut strips of my own hand-dyed wool. Included in the surface embellishments are needle felting (eagle), knitting (tree), beading, appliqué with Texture Magic and Tyvek, embroidery stitches with ribbons and threads, hooking with silk fabric, roving, yarn and added some charms. I also used a Lucet tool to create a square cording for a nice sharp finish on the edge. Students were busy all day with learning new techniques, using new fibers and materials, and creating their own design.