I will have a Fraser Cutter with one blade for sale in the near future, if you are looking for one send me an email.
Also there is going to be a Beginner Rug Hooking Class in Perth in Nov. check out the courses for more information.
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.
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.
I am away for the week of Aug 20 to the 25th and will be out of reach of the internet. I will reply to any emails upon my return. I can't believe that when I get back it will be the end of August, it seems summer has just barely started. Hopefully we will have a lovely and drier fall.
Coming soon! New patterns will be up on the site at the end of the month, check back to find out who the new artist is. I am very excited to be working with her and fell in love with her art but I can't give away too much yet, but if you like the style of Lawren Harris you will love the new patterns.
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.
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
There are a few spots available for the fine shading workshop in Perth, July5&6 and July 19 &20, this is a 4 day workshop that will cover 4 flowers, leaves, ribbon and rope on a 15x18 sampler.
Cost for the workshop is $190 which includes the 4 days of classes, pattern on traditional linen and the notes.
Shading is a subject that once mastered can apply to many different rug hooking styles, this class is also a requirement for the Ontarion Hooking Craft Guild Teacher Training Program(TTEC)
Please email me if you are interested in this class.
Please note that due to increased shipping costs postage will be calculated once your order has been received, I will email you the total cost of your order and we can arrange payment. In the interim please treat any computer calculated shipping as an estimate.
Having a great time in Punta Gorda at the hook-in. Here is a pic of a new friend from the Strawberry Rug Hookers of Lakeland, Shelley is a new hooker and finished the whipping on her first rug today at the hook-in. Kathy in the background is also a member of the Strawberry;s and you can see the crowd in the background.... that is half the room. An amazing event! So glad we came down.
I often have people tell me that they can't find the time to hook, so here are a couple of things that work for me.
Take 5 strips and lay them out in the space where you hook tell yourself that tomorrow you will find the time to hook, its only five strips you could probably get those hooked while you watch the news. If you hook the 5 strips every day you will make progress, and I'll bet that you can't just hook 5.
I was making chicken soup yesterday and while it was simmering I picked up the friendship rug that I was working on, my bit was to be done today. Well I really didn't think I would get it done but because I had the timer on for 15 minutes to remind myslef to check the soup I got busy. Well the timer went off and I was amazed at how much I got done in that short time, another 10 minutes and it was done. I couldn't believe it. Yeah on to another project.! So the tip is give yourself 15 minutes a day to hook. I am sure you can find that much time somewhere.
The date is confirmed, the Westport Hook-in will be July 4th this year.
I hope everyone has a great 2017 and find lots of time for hooking. It looks like a busy year for me with classes and different fibre events. One of them is a new fibre festival in Picton Ontario. It sounds like it will be a great day with lots of vendors, including 3 or 4 rug hooking suppliers. The date is May 27th, I will post more info closer to the event.
Here is Connie's finished piece from the London workshop last fall.