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Classes & Events

Pine Island PrimitivesHookin’ at the Farm
Third Wednesday of the month 10:30am -3:30pm and 6:00pm to 9:00pm.
Bring your project and hook for the day or evening or both. Pack a lunch or eat at the Rainbow Café in Pine Island. E-mail me if you want to get on a reminder list for this free hooking day. No Instruction - Please RSVP to make sure the group is meeting.

New Classes in Lake City

Private Classes

Get individual help with any aspect of rug hooking or finishing. Just call.... for an appointment. Class Fee: $25/hour/person.

To register for classes at the farm please download the Class Registration form and mail it in with your payment.

Pine Island PrimitivesHooking Workshop

Three full days of hooking fun! This class will include time to color plan and work on a project of your choice. There will be several mini lessons and a lecture time. Delicious lunches included.

November 3-5, 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30
Class Fee: $250

January 19-21, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30
Class Fee: $250

January 26-28, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30
Class Fee: $250

May 18-20, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30
Class Fee: $250

May 25-27, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30
Class Fee: $250

October 12-14, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30
Class Fee: $250

Register online! Click Here to Fill out registration form and pay online to reserve your spot!

New Location
We have built a new home and studio in beautiful Lake City Minnesota, fall of 2020. Sign up on the main page of website for my mailing list if you want updates.  

Fragment classes in Lake City
Taught by Sally Kallin
Includes: Instruction, beverages and delicious lunches.

Sept 29-October 1, 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30
Class Fee: $240

October 19-21, 2022
Time: 9:00 am to 3:30
Class Fee: $250

(Purchase of a Fragment kit is required for class. NOT available for purchase on the website.)
Fragment Patterns are divided into three categories: (click the links to see kits)
1.) Animals
2.) Florals
3.) Pictorials

When I first saw Carol Weatherman’s “Fragment” rugs I thought it was a wonderful stack of Antique rugs! Photos do not do justice to the rugs. You really need to see them in person to appreciate the technique that Carol has created. She has put in over 9 months of trial and error to perfect this process. They truly look and feel old, with moth holes, repairs, and worn wool, saddened to give them age. There may even be a mouse hole! Carol will continue to create new rugs that will be added to the website as she completes them.

Carol’s inspiration came from an early hooked piece that she purchased. It was cut to a smaller size; most likely this fragment was the only salvageable section.

Definition of a Fragment: Patterns that are a manageable size to hook so that a full understanding of finishing a piece can be achieved in class. 

primitive style is not easy to achieve unless your textiles have been aged in a manner of believability. Each Student will have aged textiles available for their use.

Wool and other textiles will be used. Early pieces contained varied textiles (used what they had) for there were no wool stores for rug hooking in the 1800’s. Clean burlap is used for a base. This is not a messy burlap. Your piece will be light weight just like an early rug.

Instructions will be given on hooking techniques, tricks on wearing fibers and finishing. 

The result will be a finished piece with the provenance of the 19th century. The students can apply these lessons on future projects. 

The feel of each piece is very light weight, fibers are worn, and colors are aged; this is hard to capture in a photo.

Summary: An unconventional class has many surprises! It will be a fun lesson and time passes quickly.

Students choose their kits for class 2 months prior to class. It is best to choose a design that you can finish in class. This way, you have the advantage of applying the techniques learned in class. And, who doesn’t love to go home with a finished project?

NOTE: Fragment kits and patterns are sold only to class participants as of this date. Students need to order them directly from Pine Island Primitives. Without having the experience of a Fragments class, it would be impossible to achieve the desired results. There are a few of these designs in a larger size available on linen (see “Early Adaptation Rugs”).

All Fragment patterns are hand-drawn on clean burlap. Uncut wool and textiles will be provided for kits.  Colors may vary.

NOTE: Please respect Carol’s creative abilities as not to copy the patterns in any form nor teach the Fragment method. The patterns are for your one-time personal use. What you learn in the Fragment class is not for you to teach or share with others. By purchasing a pattern, kit or class you agree to these terms. This is how Carol taught the class and I will carry out her wishes.

Class Registration

Please remember you are not registered until payment is received. To reserve your spot, send a check to:
Sally Kallin
Pine Island Primitives
34995 Staehli Park Road
Lake City, MN 55041

NOTE: 50% of class fee is refundable up to 90 days prior to class. After that, fees are non-refundable.  You are welcome to find someone can take your place if pre-planning has not already been done. Full refunds will be made if class is cancelled by Pine Island Primitives. Weather related cancellations will be rescheduled at a later date.  

Click Here to Print Mail In Form

Out of Town Classes & Events

If you can’t make it to one of the classes in my home, maybe one of these locations will work for you. Please call if your group is interested in scheduling a workshop at my farm or in your area. 

August 27-30, 2019, Vendor, Teacher
ATHA Biennial
Denver, Colorado

September 26, 2019, Vendor
Heart of Wisconsin Hook in
Spencer Lake Christian Center
Waupaca, Wisconsin

October 24-26, Teacher
Wichita Falls, TX

November 4-6, and 7-9, 2019, Teacher
Houston TX

January 15-17, 2020 Teacher (class full)
Workshops at the Farm

Pine Island Primitives
Pine Island, Minnesota

January 22-24, 2020 Teacher (class full)
Workshops at the Farm

Pine Island Primitives
Pine Island, Minnesota

March 14, 2020, Vendor
Rock Creek Hook-In, Lenexa, Kansas
Contact: Marilyn Schmidt

March 19-21, 2020, Vendor
Rochester Area Rug Hookers,
Spring Retreat Rochester, MN,

Fragment Class at the Farm
April 15-17, 2020
Pine Island Primitives, Pine Island, Minnesota
See above for details

May 20-22, and May 27-29, 2020, Teacher
Pine Island Primitives, Pine Island, Minnesota
See for details
New location Fall of 2020 in Lake City Minnesota!

June 8-11, 2020, Teacher
West Des Moines, Iowa

July 21-24, 2020, Teacher
Northern Lights Rug Camp
Crosslake, Minnesota
Contact: Tracy Kellen

August 14-16, 2020, Teacher
Gatherings on the Blue
Lincoln, Nebraska
Contact: Jan Hall

September 16-18, Teacher
Fragment Class
Dayton, OH

September 19, 2020, Teacher
Lulu Class
Dayton, OH

September 22-24 and 25-27 2020, Teacher
Indianapolis, Indiana

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