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Beginner Workshop Fall 2018

 I am working on a Beginner Workshop for the fall of this year. The tentative dates are Sept 22nd and 29th. The 2 day workshop covers basic rug hooking techniques, the equipment, a bit of history and finishing. The pattern is 12x18 on primitive linen and it and the wool are included in the workshop fee of $180.  Email me to register. A deposit of $80 will be required to confirm your registration.

The workshop will be held at the Free Methodis Churh in Harrowsmith.


Here is a picture of Songs of New Beginnings done as a pillow. I taught this class a few weeks ago and this pattern was hooked by Diny Warren. Great that she got it hooked so fast and a did a beautiful job. 

I am off to Green Mountain this week for a class with Pam Kirk, she is teaching us how to hook Whimsical Animals which should be very interesting. I am going to hook a tiger in wild and crazy colours, it is picture I took last fall when my sister and I went to the Toronto Zoo.  We will see how it turns out. 


Changes to Ordering

 We have made a few changes to the website, one of which is the ordering process. Now instead of dealing with a cart and store you can just email me with your address and I will calculate the shipping. Payment options are e-transfer, cheque or credit card. My email address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Response time is usually the same day.

New Pattern by Laurel Burch
Trademark Laurel Burch

I am very excited to be able to offer 3 Laurel Burch patterns.

Her vivid and vibrantly coloured images are whimsical creations from a mythical world of her own imagination. Recognized for her iconic cat figures Laurel created art that is timeless. The passion of her life was to emphasize our connections with the earth and all living things. 

See the new pattern tab for pictures and information about the patterns. 

A rug by Susan

A picture of Friendship

Here is a picture of AJ's Friendship pattern hooked by Susan Fitzgerald. Beautifully done with great colours that are just different enough from the painting to make it her own.

Hex Sign Rug by Jane Bridgeman

Hex-Sign Rug

Jane Bridgeman sent this picture of her finished hex sign rug. It started out as a chair pad but she adapted the pattern to suit her space. I love how it turned out.

A fall version of Temagami

Temagami Highlands

I saw Joni at the Almonte Fibre Fest and she had this version of Temagami Highlands, I love the fall colours. Things are winding up as we get closer to the end of the year, Rideau Valley Boots and Baskets vendor day is Thursday Nov 2. and then one class in Georgetown. I am looking forward to a few months to focus on new classes for next year. Check in early Feb to see what is coming up. 

Just finished Pisces Support Club

Pisces Support Group

A new pattern from Patti Lennox that I have just finished. I used lots of textures which is a bit out side the box for me, but it was very relaxing and fun to hook.

AJ and Carol

AJ and Carol

A couple of weeks ago I went to the Buckhorn Art Festival. What an amazing show, so many wonderful artists with some great work. 


I went specifically to meet with AJ Van Drie to give him the Partnership rug I hooked for him. Keep an eye out there will some new patterns coming soon.

Autumn Glow
Windswept

Exciting New Patterns by Barbel Smith

I am very excited to be working with a new artist, Barbel Smith. Her work is amazing, beautiful bright colours, sweeping lines that draw you into the picture. Her style is inspired by the Group of Seven, particularly Lawren Harris, and incorporates the landscape with a sense of the spiritual. There will be 8 new patterns on the website over the next few days but here is a taste of what is to come.

Shading Class at Work
Fine Shading Entertainment
Fine Shading class Complete

Fine Shading Class in Perth, Ontario

Here are a few pictures from the fine shading class in Perth. A lot of information to absorb in 4 days, everyone was very focused and the end results were lovely and we had entertainment as well, which had me in tears of laughter. Well done ladies! Looking forward to posting pics of the finished projects.

Van Gogh
Nancy

AJ and Vincent

Here are a couple of pictures, Nancy's Sunrise and Spirit Loons (AJ VanDrie pattern) and Van Gogh's Wheatfield with Cypresses hooked by Colleen Payer from Deep River.

What do ewe think...

Carol
Thanks so much, the blog is not that active but I am working on improving that. Here is a new pic of one of AJ's patterns.
Beth Dubeau
I hooked both Killarney and AJ Devrie's Song of New Beginning- was very happy with the results. Beth Dubeau
Fredd
My wife and I thoroughly enjoy this site.