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BADEN HOOKIN…

Got home this afternoon from vending at the K-W Rughooking guild’s annual hookin in Baden yesterday. It was a fun day with lots of hookers in attendance and I believe 10!!! amazing vendors! And of course, although I was a vendor, I DID manage to slip off every so often to pick up a few things I had to have!!!!

So, Gord took a few pix of the lovely show and tell. He tried as much as possible to include the actual rughooker in the photo – unfortunately I don’t know the names of everyone who showed a rug or the designers of all of the rugs… But I am sure you will enjoy them…. and if you have realllllllly good eyes you  might even be able to make out the designer’s name on the rugs in progress…

This one I do know as it is one of my Karla Gerard patterns entitled 3 Blooms – beautifully hooked!!!…img_1439

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I know this is a Sharon Smith pattern being hooked by Trish…img_1450

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I believe this piece was started a week earlier in a class with Carol Shewan in London… (pattern is available from Carol)img_1455

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And another of the Karla Gerard patterns I sell entitled Abstract Village…img_1461

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What a fun fun rug…img_1464

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A lot of mixed media going on in this rug…img_1469

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This piece was based on a stained glass window and was first punched (miniature to the right) and then hooked (on the left)…img_1473

I am so sorry that this rug is blurry – it was truly amazing…img_1475

Look closely – verrrrrry closely – and you can see HOPE spelled out in this rug (start at the upper left green H, gold O, blue P and red E!  Soooooo interesting…
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This lovely rug is going on the floor in a museum and is done entirely(well almost) in recycled wools by various children and adults…img_1480

A lovely Maud Lewis rug…img_1481

The three rugs here are again from the Weathervane class taught by Pam…img_1483

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Now the story behind this is really interesting.  Tracy is hooking one rug for each year of her grandmother’s life each based on an event from her life (gosh I hope I got that right)… Made me start thinking of doing something as a memory rug of my parents’ journey from Europe to the wilds of western Canada where they shared their home (well miners shack really) with bears and snakes; where they had to chop the ice off the pond to get water to wash and cook and drink; where mom accidentally burned the shack down – yup, all in the 1950’s not 1850’s!!!img_1487

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and another version of Abstract Village (available through my online store 🙂 …img_1492

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5 responses »

  1. Thank you Loretta,
    The pics are fabulous. The talent of these hookers is truly inspiring.!

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  2. Linda Miller-Nesbitt

    Love it when you share your findings to inspire, Loretta !! I hope to become good enough to hook some of your Karla Gerard patterns…..I love her style.

    *Do you happen to know more about the tulips from Baden ? *

    I wonder if Carol Shewan’s workshop in London was for beginners……I didn’t see it on her website . I am the gal who had counted on attending her Ottawa one and was so disappointed that seven of us were not enough.

    *If you hear of beginner workshops in Ontario please let me know* and also if you learn more about the tulips.

    I’m sure I’ll be visiting your store to get some wool cut or at least ordering it. Sorry I couldn’t make the trip on Thursday in the rain to the vendor’s sale. All good things, Linda

    On Sun, Nov 6, 2016 at 7:16 PM, Hooked On The Lake wrote:

    > hookedonthelake posted: “Got home this afternoon from vending at the K-W > Rughooking guild’s annual hookin in Baden yesterday. It was a fun day with > lots of hookers in attendance and I believe 10!!! amazing vendors! And of > course, although I was a vendor, I DID manage to slip off ” >

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  3. Thanks for sending, great pictures, good to see you there. Regards Shirley Julian

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  4. Thanks for the pictures. It is great and humbling to see what others are doing. Such talent and diverse interests.

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  5. These are wonderful pics! I was in a Trent class with Kathy in June. She designed her Sunflower. I was so pleased to see its progress. It is a small world. Thanks for your inspiring pictures and comments!

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