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Yesterday Carol and I joined the rughooking group in Almonte at the wonderful Mississippi Valley Textile Museum for a few hours of fun hooking. Many of the ladies who were there are new to rughooking but have quickly become “hooked”. Susan organizes these monthly get togethers at the Museum and even brings donuts! There went all my thoughts of a healthy yoghurt for lunch!!! We hooked and then spent some time at the lovely shops in Almonte. If you have never been to Almonte you NEEEED to visit as it is a vibrant artistic community.

While I was there I almost finished NEIGHBOURS (Karla Gerard pattern I carry) – this morning I finished it and oh I sooooo loved doing this piece… I tried to make things a little wonkier i.e. fewer straight lines and a bit more squishing of loops. I like the way it turned out – all 8.5 cut with 6’s thrown in for the outlines and trees. A fun fun pattern for using up lots of scraps! HPIM6346I thought I would post the following information about a class I will be teaching in Napanee in July. This is either for rank beginners OR for people who have only ever hooked in narrow cuts but who would like to try a wider cut (8.5 is my favourite wide cut!)… So if you know of anyone who might be interested in joining us for the day please pass the info along…

Heritage Arts Workshop at Historic Macpherson House, Napanee July 7th Beginner Rughooking – Primitive Style

(10 am – 3 pm)

Instructor- Loretta Moore $35/person – Pre- registration required. Payment due upon registration

Description: If you have ever wanted to try primitive rug hooking, this is the workshop for you. We will start with the basics and cover the supplies and techniques of primitive rug hooking. Students will learn the technique of pulling up loops of wool and possibly alternative fibres and see why we’re all “hooked” on this fun and creative textile art.

Level: No prior rug hooking knowledge or experience required.

Kit Description: A starter kit must be purchased from the teacher on the class date or can be preordered. There are many designs, size and price options available. To see possibilities refer to the online store at – page down to KITS. Kits will range from $45 – $75. Students need to bring: Scissors and either a good quality quilting hoop with a long bolt or a Qsnap frame. Appropriate hooks will be available from the teacher.


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