Photos: Rug hooking workshop at Suffolk County Historical Society

BARBARAELLEN KOCH PHOTO | Rug hooking instructor Loretta Scena (center) gives some pointers to Sue Shulz of Jamesport as Gloria Peropat of Riverhead listens in.

The president of the Long Island Guild of Rug Crafting Artists gave a workshop Saturday afternoon at the Suffolk County Historical Society building in Riverhead, teaching participants how to make a small amulet mixed-media bag, which involved both hooking and sewing.

The workshop, presented by instructor Loretta Scena of Deer Park, was held in conjunction with the exhibit in honor of Women’s History month, “From Rags to Riches: The Living Tradition of Rug Hooking.”

“Rug hooking is the best kept secret in the world,” Ms. Scena said. “When people see it they love it.”

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