Hooker Hill Rug Retreat 2021
Brigitta (Gita) Phy is a 4th generation rug hooker and owns Green Valley Rug Hooking, where she offers original designs and designs by Jane Olson and Mildred Sprout. Gita is an accredited McGown teacher and has had rugs featured in several books including Rug Hooking Magazine’s Celebrations. While she has explored many styles of rug hooking, her latest inspiration is bright, bold color, wide cut and combining wool with velvet and yarn. Her 18 years of teaching experience covers traditional fine shading, modern wide cut, hooking with alternate materials, special dye techniques and “Wonderscapes,” where students turn their own landscape photos into David Hockney-esque wonderlands. Gita has a casual teaching style, creating a safe space for her students to explore new ideas and have fun with their projects.