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NEW PUNCH NEEDLE PATTERN…

I have been having such fun punching up one of the Piece of Work patterns that I am now carrying. I am almost done and once completed I will probably hook the same piece … Here is my almost completed punched Pumpkin Picking…

and this is Folkart Cat also available as a punch needle or rughooking pattern…

In between punching I have been working on a bit of hooking – well actually a fairly long piece for a lady in the U.S….

And others have been busy as well…

Denise’s first punch needle piece started in our workshop a month ago – turned out beautifully…

and Joan sent me pix of her 2 recent rugs… first her Canada 150 rug…

This one is an “Adaptation of original oil painting by Eunmi Conacher”… absolutely stunning…

Just wanted to point out that I will be teaching a miniature punch needle workshop at Fleece Festival in Woodstock on Saturday October 14.  You can register on line for this 2 hour workshop (Saturday afternoon) at…

http://www.fleecefestival.com/workshops-2017.html

Email me if you have any questions – as of yesterday there were still a few spots left in the workshop…

NEW DESIGNS…

I am so excited to announce a new line of patterns based on the wool appliqué patterns of Jan Speed of A Piece of Work.  These will be available as wool appliqué, punch needle and rughooking patterns. I will list them on my online store shortly but wanted to introduce them to you right away so that if you have questions or would like to order you can email me right away (as I am a tad slow at updating 🙂 …

Annnnddd, there still seem to be problems with the Almonte Fibrefest website – not sure if they will be fixed in the near future so if you have been trying to sign up for either of my workshops i.e. Quillie Trees or Miniature Punch Needle and you find the workshops FULL! PLEASE email me as they are not full but the website does not seem to know this 🙂

UPDATE ON FIBREFEST WORKSHOPS…

It appears my workshop at Fibrefest in miniature Punch Needle is showing as full – which is, in fact, not the case!  So, if you are interested in signing up, until this glitch is corrected on the website, please email me and as soon as I know that things are corrected I will let you know.  Ahhhhh technology is great when it works!!! but not so great when it doesn’t.

A number of years ago I posted pictures of some rugs based on the artwork of Jan Beach – these were called Pfunny Sheep designs. The license to the designs for rughooking was owned by Linda Low from Newfoundland.  Sadly, Linda passed away in 2015 – a terrible loss to those of us who knew her even if only through the internet. Recently, one of my blog readers asked about where she could find these fabulous patterns and after a bit of Sherlocking I have found that the license is now owned by Jan Giraldi of Ontario and you can find these wonderful patterns on her Facebook page LanaEwe Rug Hooking Studio.  I am happy that these are still available as they are such fun and Linda would be so pleased to know that her dream has been carried on by Jan. Here is a sample of one of the wonderful rug patterns…

OKAY, SO ENOUGH WITH THE RAIN.  You know we have had enough rain when the lake levels are soooooo high that you find fish ON the dock rather than swimming below the dock – in fact, at the moment there IS NO BELOW THE DOCK. The water bubbles up the carpet on the dock and washes over the top making schlurppy bubbly sounds! Not so good after 3 cups of coffee!!!! 🙂

Yesterday was the Women’s Institute craft show in Prince Edward County (Picton to be more precise). It was a hot, humid, sticky day but that did not stop folks from coming to the show – well until about 2 by which point it was a bit of a stinker! But I got to meet up again with people I have not seen since LAST years show. Did I venture out in the heat to visit other buildings and vendors – nope! sat in my booth for most of the day hooking and punching and talking with a fan blowing warm air on my feet and one wayyyyy above my head hmmm blowing warm air wayyyyy above my head 🙂 But Gord did manage to get a few pictures of some of the vendors in our building including another hooker!!! Katherine! with her lovely hooked mats and rugs.

 

 

 

 

DESIGNER…

Trish would like to know who the designer of this beautiful floral rug is…

if anyone can help please email me…. thanks…

ALMONTE FIBREFEST WORKSHOPS

I am so excited to announce that this year, for the first time, Fibrefest in Almonte is introducing workshops.  If you go to the website (just google Fibrefest in Almonte Ontario) you will see under workshops the list of teachers for 2017 and YES I am one of them!  I will be teaching two small workshops – Quillie Trees and Miniature Punch needle.  If you click on the workshops you can see details and cost. Unfortunately, pix have not yet been posted – these should be on the website shortly for all the workshops. In the meantime, I thought I would announce the workshops – my own and all the others, and post a few examples of my own workshops. So here they are – should you be interested in taking any of the many interesting workshops, please go to the website and register as soon as possible:

Miniature Punch Needle…

 


Quillie Trees…

And now for a few more pictures of work by others…

Tara completed my Midnight Beaver kit – he turned out so well…

and Meryl’s first (and bigggg) punch needle piece (one of my bigger Karla Gerard patterns)…

and my most recent tiny punch needle piece finished and attached to another vintage nail box (this pattern is by Primitive Spirit – Karen Kahle – and is available on her etsy site as a pdf paper pattern for both punch needle and rughooking!)…

 

MOTHER NATURE COOPERATED…

Yesterday for a wonderful day at Karen Kaiser’s waterside hookin.  Despite the deluge this past Monday which had some of us thinking about building an Ark!!! and threats of more rain yesterday, it turned out to be a beautiful day – warm and sunny with lovely breezes off the water. We, vendors, were all located in Karen’s amazing studio (cannot even imagine how lovely it must be to have an entire building devoted just to a studio) and guests were seated outside on the grass, patio over looking the water and in the house. So a few pictures to share of a lovely day!…

SOME NEW PIX TO SHARE…

Keeping my fingers crossed that this coming Thursday it does NOT RAIN as this will be Karen Kaiser’s hookin in Belleville. It is a wonderful location on the water with lots of lovely spots to sit and hook and share inspiration. If it rains Karen has a big house and studio so lots of room for all the vendors and attendees!  Hope to see some of you there…

Carolyn spotted this rug on my blog and we are wondering if anyone can help with the name of the designer and who carries this fun pattern:

I have a few pictures of rugs and punch needle pieces to share:

This wonderful vintage rug that I own is now a rughooking pattern or kit…


Elizabeth sent me a picture of her completed (first!) miniature  punch needle piece started in our recent workshop.  It turned out beautifully.  This is one of the Karla Gerard punch needle patterns(kits) I carry…

and Wash Day (adaptation) one of the Shelly Atkinson patterns I carry hooked by Ann… Ann put quillie apples in the tree and fun wooden clothes pins on the line…

Catherine (one of the organizers of Fleece Festival) sent me this fun picture she made of one of my hooked pieces…

and Danyelle’s amazing fox is coming to life quickly…

Next Thursday – August 3, I will once again be vending at the Art and Craft Sale in Picton.  Over 200 Artisans will be in attendance at the fairgrounds from 9 to 7.  Should be a fun and busy day! Look for me in my usual spot in the Curling Arena.