Kits & Workshops


Contact April DeConick for availability and pricing for these on-site workshops. If the course is not local to Houston, her availability is limited to summer months. April DeConick, 2606 Rice Blvd, Houston TX 77005


Palette Dyeing


This is a two-day demonstration workshop.  Learn the process for mixing your own three primary magic colors, the twelve colors of the color wheel, and all their combinations.  Students will be shown how to dye a single yard of any of the 67 colors, how to create a palette black, how to overdye textures, and how to create stunning mottled wools with the palette dyes.  Students will receive samples of the palette wool dyed in class. 

Saint Nicholas


One-day kit workshop.  Using my VIP hooking method, you will discover how simple it is to hook a beautiful Santa face.  Pattern with complete instructions and wool are included in the kit.

Matilda the Witch


One-day kit workshop.  Using my VIP hooking method, you learn to hook a scary Halloween witch in an impressionistic or impasto style.  Pattern with complete instructions and wool are included in the kit.



One-day kit workshop.  Hook this soulful portrait of Squanto for your Thanksgiving decor.  My VIP hooking method will be explained so that your portrait is created in the impasto style developed by impressionistic painters.  Kit includes pattern, instructions, and wool.

Lady Liberty


One-day kit workshop.  Enjoy hooking the Statue of Liberty for the Fourth of July.  This workshop teaches my VIP hooking method so that you can easily hook impressionistic mats.  Kit includes pattern, instructions, and wool.

Going Abstract


One-day kit workshop.  Abstract artists tell us that their work is about expressing their inner selves visually rather than recreating a physical object through representational art.  This class is about expressing yourself with color and form and texture.  Class includes instruction booklet with suggestions for creating timeless abstract designs and hooking them successfully as contemporary rugs.