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is being held this coming Saturday May 26 at the Picton Fairgrounds. All things fibre – hooking, knitting, felting etc. vendors! Hope to see some of you there. And next Saturday, June 2 is the Moira Matmakers hookin at the Wellness centre in Belleville (these are both in Ontario for those of you who live far away!) and all are welcome. Again there will be a number of vendors of rughooking supplies… I will be vending at both and am packing bags today – well starting!

A few lovely rugs and punch needle pieces to share…

Sherri is working on a purse for our workshop in June… Andrea did a punch needle… and hooked version of Dahlov Ipkar’s Tumbling Cats… Louise’s latest punch needle of the Sandbanks Provincial Park in PEC… After taking Deanne Fitzpatrick’s online course Tara designed and hooked this beautiful piece… Joan’s finished first hooked piece… Michelle’s punch needle version of Red Bird (one of my Karla Gerard patterns)…

and now for some amazing pieces that formed a show called HOOPla. Elizabeth sent me this explanation of the exhibit and these beautiful pictures:

“Basically CASA ( the centre for Art in Southern  Alberta ) teamed up with a Lethbridge centre for adults with special needs . The folks from the CASA Surface Textile Design Group introduced the members to a variety of techniques:  embroidery, quillies, embellishment and primarily rug hooking. First linen was placed in an embroidery hoop then whipped into place. Colour choices were made ( the artists claimed that this was a really fun part).”…

Another use for all those wonderful old wooden hoops!! darn and I just donated a bunch to our guild auction (although I diddddd keep a couple for me :-)))


7 responses »

  1. Wow super wonderful creations. Love them all.

  2. Nancy Crapper

    Great pics. Can’t get to either Picton or Belleville this year. Hope you have 2 good w/e’s. nancy

    Sent from Nancy’s iPad


  3. What a grand idea for a hoop.

  4. Loved the HOOPla pics ( and the other lovely pieces). What a great idea for the embroidery hooos we have lying around. Sounds like a worthy project for my grand girls this summer. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Are they instruction on how to make these wee hoop art.

  6. Wonderful! I would love to get to PEC for the fibrefest but it’s not likely. Have a blast! Now searching out various embroidery hoops that I can’t seem to resist at yard sales, etc.


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