Fri, 17th August 2018
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Wind Swept finished

Wind Swept

- 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. 

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The 2 day workshop has been cancelled in favour of a one day class.

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.

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I have hooked this pattern with 2 different backgrounds

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. 

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. 

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.

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.

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. 

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.

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.


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. 


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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 $170.  Email me to register. A deposit of $80 will be required to confirm your registration and the deadline is July 30th.

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

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.