Running out of supplies?? Hooked on the Lake and Willow Creek Rug Hooking are hosting a pop-up shop Sept 19th at the North Crosby Community Centre in West[port On. from 9-3, 45 minute time slots are available for you to come and do a bit of shopping. Registration is required -deadline Sept 10th, masks, sanitizing at the door. Contact info will be collected for tracing purposes, please include your phone # when registering.
If you are looking for a specific pattern please order in advance as both of our stocks are low and we are just doing patterns by request.
We are all learning how to go about our lives in new ways these days. I have been teaching Zoom classes and think this might be a great way for you to choose the wool for you next project with out leaving your house. I can set up a Zoom appointment and show you the wool I have in the studio. I have a great selection of hand dyed and bolt wool and can custom dye if the perfect colour is not in stock.
Zoom is very easy to use and it ususlly just takes a click on the link to get going.
I will ship the wool or you can arrange a curbside pickup at the studio if you like.
I love teaching dye classes but my studio is too small to have students here and it is hard to find the appropriate location, but now because we can do classes by Zoom, my studio will be just the right size. The classes run approx. 90 minutes
Techniques will be, basic dyeing, stained glass/spot dyeing, painting on wool, swatches plus a couple of quick experiments. Dyeing and colour theory go hand in hand so each week I will discuss one aspect of the theory as it applies to dyeing and rug hooking. there will be comprehensive notes for each technique which will be emailed after each class and colour samples for the 3 dye companies will be mailed to each student.
If you think you would like to try this, email me and I will send you more information.
Dates: The classes will run 4 days over 2 weeks probably in Nov. The classes will be recorded so if you have to miss one it will be available after the class.
$160 includes the tax.
The Tom Thomson patterns are available in 2 sizes
12x 14 approx. and 18x18 approx. All 3 patterns are on linen suitable for a #4 and up cut. I recommend a #4-5 for the smaller ones and a #5-6 ffor the larger.
The top picture is The West Wind, the second is The Jack Pine and the third is Summer Shore Georgian Bay.
Last Light a Barbel Smith pattern, hooked by Nancy Crapper and finished as a foot stool . It is a beautifully hooked example of an alternative finish for our rugs.
There are 3 new Laurel Burch patterns, MIkayla, Canine Friends and Dog Tribe. All available on traditional linen. Fun and colourful patterns that appeal to Laurel Burch fans and dog lovers as well.
I also have several new patterns in my line, Underwater Dreams and Orca are both availabe as kits. There is a new tab for kits and as I get the dye plans done I will be adding more over the next few months.
For those of you in the London Ont. area don't forget to come to the OHCG Annual on Sunday April 14th, if you aren't attending the conference, I will be there as a vendor and it sounds like there will be a wonderful show of rugs.
The next beginner class dates for McMartin House in Perth are Sept 21 & 28th 2019. Classes run from 9:30-3
The 2 day workshop will cover basic rug hooking techniques, equipment, finishing and much more. The kit includes the pattern either the Sunflower, Moose or Loon, wool to complete the project, notes and a hook. There is some flexibility in colour choices.
A hoop will be available for your use during the class and to take home during the week in between classes.
Registration deadline is Sept 9th,. Workshop fee $185.00 with a $85 deposit required to hold your spot. Balance due the first day of class.
Fibre Fest was great, saw lots of friends I have not seen in ages. There was lots of interest in the beginner workshop in Perth so if you were one of those who want to take the class email me ASAP to reserve your spot.
The date for the one day workhshop is Sept 29th, it will be held at the Free Methodist Church in Harrowsmith fro 9:30-4. Workshop fee is $135 and includes the pattern, wool and notes. email me to reserve your spot by Aug. 15th. Once the class is confirmed I wll email everyone. There is a choice of 2 new patterns which are 12x12 and 12x16 and both make nice pillows.
NOTE: deadline for registration has been extended to Sept 15th.
This workshop will also be run in Perth Oct 13th, email to reserve you place.
- I have been working on this pattern off and on for a few months and decided this week to focus on getting it finished. It was a bit trickier than I first expected and I needed to think about it a bit, which was why it took longer than ususal. I am really pleased with the finished product and think I stayed fairly true to the painting.
The studio will be closed from Aug 17 to the 27th and I will not be able to return either phone calls or emails. Please contact me after the 27th for information about the beginner class or to order patterns.
This is a quick pattern and fun to hook. The cat makes me smile every time I look at it.
The light background one was hooked first and will be used at shows as a pattern sample. I hooked the second one to send off to the Laurel Burch Studio in California and thought I would see how it looks with a dark background. I can't decide which I like better.