Wed, 3rd March 2021


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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.

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 or cheque. 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.

For US customers the prices will be in US's but will include shipping.

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.

the new Laurel Burch patterns

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Untangling Colour

Are you ever confused when trying to use colour theory to plan a project?

This one day workshop will help you untangle the theory. We will briefly discuss basic colour theory but the focus will be to create more complex colour harmonies that will work in your colour planning. 

Workshop fee $113 includes the pattern on linen, 4 sets of wool and the notes. 

Class will run from 9:30-3:00 at McMartin House,Perth, 

tentative date Sat Feb 15th,2020

email if you are interested in the workshop

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We had  great day on Saturday at the Westport pop up shop. Both Loretta and I had loads of space to spread out our wares but it has been so long since we did a show that it was a challenge trying to figure out how to set things up. But we managed in the end, there was lots of space for social distancing and even time to catch up a bit with friends we have not seen in months. Everyone seemed pleased that we had organized this and we hope to have another one in a few months. Keep an eye on this space and on Loretta's blog (Hooked on the Lake) for more info. Thanks to everyone who came out and supported your local rug hooking vendors.

What do ewe think...

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
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