Laura is a fourth generation rug hooker, growing up with rugs made by her mother. She took up the hook in 1996 and started teaching in 2003. Accredited and experience, Laura looks forward to helping her students with any project they desire. She loves a class with variety; be it the rug projects or the expeirence levels of her students. Everyone has something to offer and Laura encourages sharing in her classes. She is known for teaching portraits, animals, landscapes and reflections in an impressionisitic style. Laura oftens designs custom patterns for her students, based on photographs, illustrations or ideas. Alternately, she is happy to work with her students and guide them through the process of designing their own pattern. Primarily a wide-cut artist, Laura also likes fine cuts; often mixing various cut szes to get the effect she wants. She has a broad appreciation for the art, fol-art and craft of rug hooking; from balance and design to personal expression, from shading and values to 'outline and fill', from specialized stitches and textures to mixed media. She enjoys the creative play of color, texture and value, and sharing the fun with her students.