Friday, September 05, 2008

Rug Hooking demo at Fiberfest this Weekend

Hi all!! This weekend I will be demonstrating rug hooking at Fiberfest in Almonte. If you are in the area this is a great little show! It is the first Canadian destination for the 2008 Hoffman challenge show (which looks wonderful by the way!). And, there will be displays of many types of textile arts including; quilting, doll-making, spinning, weaving, knitting, wearable art, and rug hooking.
This is a picture of the display that I have put up so far anyways. I will be adding to it tomorrow when I go back, in the morning, but, this is most of it anyways. I set all this up myself so it took a lot longer than I thought that it would have taken. Thank goodness I went in the morning!!

I will be bringing my gripper frame with me and strip cutter and sitting and hooking with a friend. A few people should be coming over the weekend to help out. We will also have a Q-Snap with some burlap in it for people to try hooking if they want. It's always good to get people to pull those first few loops and get them "hooked!" I think that it will be great to show people how the fabric is cut and then hooked into patterns but also that you can use old clothing or hand-dyed wool if you like.

So what do you think of it so far? I will take some more pictures tomorrow :)


QuiltingFitzy said...

Wish it wasn't about 3000 miles away! lol Never thought much about hooking when a Michigan and Ohio resident, what a shame.

Your display is well on it's way. Have fun!

Just finished my first rug, and am deep into the design of my second. I'M HOOKED.

dulcy said...

I love your display, and am curious about some of the smaller pieces, like the little house. I love little primitive hooked houses! Also....that penny circle rug is wonderful! I'm thinking of doing something like that. It looks like a fabulous way to use lots of color and lots of cut wool strips that have just been sitting in baskets and bags! Hope your show is productive!


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