Fall 2019 Workshop

September 18 – 20th

with teacher Vicki Hardcastle of Eureka Springs Arkansas 

2019 Fall Workshop dates are Wednesday – Friday, September 18-20. Student spaces are limited – Update!  This class has one opening (due to a cancellation). Contact Julianne Angstman to register by emailing

Saturday Hooking Day and mini-class with Vicki are on Saturday September 21st – everyone is invited, registration form for you to print and mail to Julianne Angstman (above link). This hook-in has no limit of participants and will include *lunch and giveaways. Participants will have opportunity to shop the teacher’s wool and patterns, “Arkansas shop” shopping day here in Rochester!

Walk-ins: If you find that you can come hook after that registration date, you can still pay and register for the day at the door, but no lunches or mini-class can be provided.           *In order for Assisi to cater lunches for our participants, we do have a deadline. We ask you to register before September 11th. Assisi has a policy that no food can be brought in. There are a variety of restaurants nearby for you to leave campus to have lunch in the event that you register late. 

*In order for Assisi to cater lunches for our participants, we do have a deadline. We ask you to register before September 11th.

    bullet birds Vicki Hardcastle  The mini-class is a 3D Needlefelting Folk Art Bird on a Spool- Class fee is $15  The fee includes all materials (wooden spool and roving) and tools (felting foam and needles) Students can choose one of the birds shown or a cardinal (not shown).

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Looking for more “loopy” fun?  Mark your calendar with the following  Events.

View the full-year calendar here.


RARH Spring Retreat – coming     

 Spring 2020! March 19 – 21

Here’s what a RARH Spring Retreat looks like:

The fun starts Thursday morning, going through Saturday afternoon.

Pull out your projects and join us at Assisi Heights Spirituality Center for up to three days of rug hooking & lunch together with hooking friends.

Check  back here for the registration form on this website as the time approaches!

 Walk-ins are welcome, registration fee still applies, but lunch is not included.  Please note, Assisi does not allow outside food to be brought in.  

For your planning convenience, we recommend an overnight accommodation available at Assisi, upon request during registration process.

ARE YOU Lookin’ for some Hookin’ opportunities?


Our RARH group is SO lucky – So unique – So full of opportunities!

  • Local vendors offer open hooking days, subject to  their schedules.  Check out their websites.

Sally Kallin:

Martha Reeder:

Kathy  Morton:

  • There is also an RARH-sponsored hooking day on 2nd and 4th Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m at Christ United Methodist Church located at 400 Fifth Ave. SW Rochester. Please contact Ginny Wong for more information.  Ginny Wong  507-289-8762