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CREATIVITY AND COMMUNITY

Country Inn Rug School

Every September, a diverse and talented group of rug hookers come together to hook, swap ideas, share experiences, and learn from some of the best teachers in the field.

Our students span the full spectrum of hooking that reflects their varying backgrounds, interests, and skill levels. Whether you have never pulled a loop, or are a seasoned veteran, you are guaranteed to learn something new and find encouragement and inspiration at CIRS.

Best of all, we know you will renew old friendships and welcome new friends in this special community of hookers.

What

Two Sessions of Rug Hooking
All Skill Levels: Beginner to Expert

When

Session 1: September 10-15, 2023
Session 2: September 17-22, 2023

Where

The Woodbound Inn
247 Woodbound Road
Rindge, New Hampshire 03461

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The Experience

Can you imagine having a week with nothing to do but hook rugs? You don’t have to cook, clean, or take care of anyone but yourself. You can focus on your rug hooking, and you are surrounded by a group of new and old friends. If you can imagine that, you can imagine a week at the Country Inn Rug School.

Classes

Each of our 4 classes per session have 13 students per class, ensuring that your teacher can provide attention to everyone.

Mini Classes

Each week we have 2 mini classes you can join. Past classes include a dye demonstration and new hooking techniques.

Country Inn School Store

Students and teachers can vend and shop all varieties of hooking materials and patterns at the Country Inn Rug School school store.

The Great American Rug Hooking Show

Exhibit your hooked pieces, and admire the work of fellow students each session, from Tuesday through Thursday. 

Dorr Mill Store

Terry Dorr makes a trip with orders our teachers and students make prior to the start of the 1st session. Stock up, and save on postage!

Massage Therapy

Relax, reduce pain and muscle soreness by signing up for a neck and arm massage, available Tuesday through Thursday each session.

The Right Left Center Wool Game

The ever popular wool game is an annual tradition. The winner goes home with a pile of wool!

Chef Prepared Food and Live Entertainment

Meals are included in the room and board packages. Enjoy live entertainment a couple of nights on the patio after dinner!

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YOU WANNA KNOW…

Frequently Asked Questions

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Are beginners welcome?

Yes. All skill levels are welcome, including beginner. Our teachers are great with beginner students. 

What is a day in the life of a student like?

Breakfast starts at 7:00am. Classes start at 9, and end at 3pm, breaking for lunch at noon. Hooking can continue after 3pm until dinner at 6, and then well into the night after dinner. We are close to Peterborough for shopping, or you can visit Cathedral of the Pines historical monument. 

Are special diets accommodated?

The chefs at the Woodbound Inn work hard to accommodate all diets. Please be sure to mark any special requests or accommodations on your registration form, so we can let the chefs know ahead of time.

Can I bring my spouse / friend?

You may have extra guests in your room or cabin if they  pay for full room and board. In order for them to participate in, or audit classes they must be registered as a student and have paid the registration fee. If they are not reegistered, they wil not be allowed in the rug hooking room.

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Where do our students travel to CIRS from?

Our students are from all over the country, Canada, and as far away as Japan!

How do I get there?

See the section called Getting Here on the location page. 

How late do you accept registrations?

We accept registrations until September 1st, although classes will often fill up before then. Check the teacher page or send us a message for availability.

What do I need to bring?

Bring all your hooking supplies, a hooking lamp for cloudy days, seasonal appropriate clothing, hiking footwear if you want to take a walk, and your swimsuit if you want to swim. We will send an email closer to your session with more specific details.

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