Woolly Wisdom in it's seventh year is pleased to welcome four well known and experienced instructors:  Victoria  Ingalls  Kathy  Morton, Kris Miller and Tricia Travis who will offer guidance  at any level of hooking experience.

Director: Victoria Hart Ingalls

Victoria is an experienced and nationally recognized teacher, designer and workshop coordinator.  Her work has appeared in Rug Hooking magazine and received Readers Choice twice in Celebrations. 



Victoria Hart Ingalls : Victoria is an undisputed expert in fine shading but also enjoys the wider cuts. With 30 years of teaching experience, her methods "make it simple." She strives for her students to develop a true love of rug hooking as a relaxing and creative outlet in whatever style they prefer. Victoria's work has appeared in both Rug Hooking Magazine and A Celebration of Hand Hooked Rugs.

Kathy Morton :  What could be more wonderful than to welcome Kathy Morton back to Woolly Wisdom Workshop?   As a renowned teacher and designer of wide-cut pieces,  many of which have been featured in magazines and books, she inspires students of all levels to create their own works of art.  With a degree in Art Education and thirty years of rug hooking experience Kathy’s skills at color planning and custom designing are unsurpassed.  Her patterns, kits and beautifully dyed wools are available through her business, Oak Ridge Cottage Rugs.  (www.oakridgecottagerugs.com).  This is a class not to be missed.

Tricia Travis:  Is a certified public school teacher in Secondary Education and has taught in the public sector, so teaching comes naturally.  In 2008 she became a certified McGown instructor and teaches others to become teachers at the North Central McGown Workshop in Iowa.  She is a guest teacher at several hooking events across the country. Locally, Country Gatherings quickly expanded to include three classes of rug hookers on a continual basis year round.  Classes are filled with unique projects to expand each participant's knowledge and talent.  She teaches hooking from a #3 to a #8 width cut, but will cover it all --- fine cut, historic primitives, dying, color planning, wide cut shading, proddy techniques, rip and tear, binding techniques, rug mounting, 3-D figures, applique, scrap booking with wool, challenge rugs, and more. Participants have lots of fun while becoming better hookers. Color planning and quality hooking is her expertise. Her favorite color palette is the muted historic colors- but she still loves and uses bright colors.

Kris Miller:  is a self-taught rug hooker who has been hooking and designing rugs since 1998.  Her rugs and rug designs have graced the pages of many magazines and books. Kris has also received many ribbons and awards for her hand-hooked rugs. Textures and wide-cut wool in the primitive style are her specialty and she has taught workshops and classes throughout the United States and England. She was chosen as an artist for the 2012, 2013, and 2015 Early American Life Directory of Traditional American Crafts. Most recently, she has authored the quintessential rug hooking book, Introduction To Rug Hooking.  Kris lives on a small fiber farm with her husband and an assortment of pampered animals including angora goats, sheep, alpacas, two dogs, and a cat. Read about her fiber adventures on her blog at External link opens in new tab or windowhttp://spruceridgestudios.blogspot.com

Woolly Wisdom is located at DRURY INN & SUITES  Kansas City / Independence 20300 E. 42nd St. S.  Blue Springs, Mo. 64015


Total Workshop fee is $300.00.  This includes classes and tuition, If staying at Drury Inn  breakfast and supper are included in hotel price.   There are  restaurants close by for lunch.

Please note that we cannot assign roommates.  However, with your permission we can pass along your contact information to others who are looking for roommates.

Please indicate from the following teachers  your first and second choice:  Victoria  Ingalls, Kathy Morton, Kris Miller and Tricia Travis.

Please send registration check of  $200 made payable to Victoria Ingalls  576 S. Arlington Ave. Independence, Missouri  64053.  Balance is due upon arrival.   Questions?  Call 816-739-4270

Interested in vending at the workshop?  If so let us know in advance.  We will contact you.  


Cancellation Policy:

Your deposit minus $40.00 will be refunded if your cancellation is received by August 20th  2020

If you are staying at Drury Inn please make your reservations by Thursday, August 20, 2020 to receive your group rate.  Reservations made after this date will be subject to prevailing rate and availability.   Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 and refer to your group number 2392515.


Sunday September 20th to 24th           


CHECK IN 3 - 5 PM  Sunday September 20th
CLASSES 9:00 am to 3:00 pm daily Monday through Thursday

Classroom open in evening until 10:00 PM

Drury Inn & Suites Kansas City/ Independence Amenities for hotel Guests.

  • Free Hot Breakfast - Start every day with make your own Belgian waffles, scrambled  eggs, sausage, fresh fruit, oatmeal,biscuits  and gravy, KELSO+BROS® coffee and more.  Free hot breakfast is served daily from 6–9:30 a.m. on weekday and 7–10  a.m. on weekends.

  • Free 5:30 Kickback®* - Join us from 5:307 p.m. every evening to enjoy free hot food and cold beverages at our 5:30 Kickback®.  We feature a rotating menu of hot food, beer, wine, mixed drinks and soft drinks.

  • Free Wi-Fi Throughout the Hotel - Get the score, check your social networks or email  family members from anywhere in the   hotel – for free!

  • Free Soft Drinks and Popcorn - Freshly popped popcorn and a refreshing beverage make a great snack!  Stop by the lobby for free  soft drinks and popcorn every evening.           

    • On-Site Facilities - Take advantage of the business center, fitness center or pool while you’re away from home.  Print your boarding pass, finish a presentation or check e-mail in our business centers.  *Service of alcohol is subject to state and local law.  Please make your reservations by Thursday, August 20th, 2020 to receive your group rate.  Reservations made after this date will  be subject to prevailing rate and availability.   Reservations may also be made by calling 1-800-325-0720 or local number 816-795-9393 and refer to your group number 2392515 to make reservations.