Mon, 21st January 2019
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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.

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Tiger Tiger Burning Bright

 We got home from Green Mountain yesterday after a terrific few days of dedicated hooking.  I designed this rug based on a picture I took last fall, no he was not hiding in the grass at my house. I am really pleased with how it has turned out and hope to get it finished this week. It was a great school and fun to see a few familiar faces and reconnect.

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.

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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.

Fine Shading Workshop

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.

Shipping Charges

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.

Carol

Shelley

Strawberry Rug Hookers

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.

Too Many Rugs and Not Enough Time

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.

Happy hooking

Carol

Westport Hook-In 2017

 The date is confirmed, the Westport Hook-in will be July 4th this year.

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.