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WE ARE FULL…

I am always amazed at the overwhelming response to our hookin announcement. Yup we are full – however, we know there will be some who, in the end, cannot make it plus we have a wonderful space outdoors that is lovely if the weather cooperates. So we will be taking names for the waiting list so please if you have not already contacted Carol do so… And thank you to everyone who has registered – your presence and enthusiasm always make this a fun day for all.

And now a few rugs to share…

Heather sent me a picture of her lovely completed Karla Gerard 3 Blooming Birches (and yes, I do have this pattern in stock 🙂 )…

Karen sent me a picture of a wonderful rug she finished for her granddaughter…



and Nancy sent me this lovely funky rug (design by Michael Vistia)…

and Francine finished off a small rug inside an great frame…

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WESTPORT HOOKIN…Tuesday July 3rd…

Well it is time to announce our Westport Hookin. I am so excited as this is our 5th anniversary! Please email Carol at cshewan@kingston.net to register as soon as possible as space is limited and yikes we are already 1/3rd full and have not even announced yet 🙂 .

5th Annual Westport Hook-In
July 3rd, 2018
9:30- 3:00
Westport Lions Beach Club
63 Mountain Rd.
Westport, Ont.

Hosted by
Carol Shewan
&
Loretta Moore

Join us for a day of hooking, shopping and socializing.
We will have tea, coffee, snacks, door prizes and a silent auction.
Bring your lunch and a lawn chair if you would like to hook by the lake or on the deck.
Cost $5.00

Vendors
Loretta Moore-Hooked on the Lake
Carol Shewan-Willow Creek Rug Hooking
Cathy Ivory- Baa Baa Bundles
Maureen Robertson- Fraser Cutters

Please RSVP to cshewan@kingston.net to reserve a spot.

Net proceeds from the $5.00 and silent auction will be
donated to the Westport Lions Club and
local charities.

MINIATURE PUNCH NEEDLE WORKSHOP AT STITCH BY STITCH – March 22, 10 – 1…

I will be back at Stitch by Stitch for my usual morning session Tuesday, February 13 10 – 12.  Hope to see some of you there.

In addition, I will be teaching a miniature punch needle workshop at Stitch by Stitch on March 22 from 10 – 1.  Class fee will be 30.00 plus supplies (needle, hoop and kit).  Please contact the store at 613 389 2223 to register and contact me about other supplies you will need. This is a fun workshop in which you will learn how to draw your pattern, punch and various ways of finishing your piece. You will be HOOKED! or maybe that would be punched!… Here are some examples of miniature punch needle – but I have a lot of different patterns…

 

 

 

PURSE WORKSHOP AND RUGS TO SHARE…

I am happy to say that we have a few people who want to try purses and the workshop (or rather both of them!) are filled. I may do another in the summer when we can have lunch on the dock… Thank you to everyone who emailed and will be joining us.

In the meantime I have a few lovely rugs and punch needle pieces to share…

Toni’s version of Grandmother’s Flower Garden – I love how this turned out – done with mostly as is recycled (or up cycled) wool…


Shelagh found this lovely little rug in an antique store… and then hooked her own version…

Barbara’s lovely canola Quail… Holly is hooking my River Otters with some variations and I love the way this is turning out… and Sylvie sent me pix of her completed Swirl Trees (most of the flowers are done in silk fabric that Sylvie had left over from sewing projects!)… her punch needle Village Street (kits are available for this)…

and her Two Birds…

PURSE WORKSHOP – APRIL 7 – 10 – 4

Over the course of my many years of rughooking I developed a pattern for an easy, across-the-chest small flapped purse. I have probably hooked around 100 of these purses and love to do them as they are small, fast, functional and portable works of art! The purses measure about 10 x 11 finished with a flap that hangs over the body of the purse. I do my body in heavier wool that I would not normally hook with as it gives the purse more body although I have been known to use my beautiful hooking wool for the whole thing. I will be teaching this workshop here in the studio.

It will be done in 2 stages i.e.

1. prior to the workshop you will get your blank flap outline on linen along with templates and instructions so that you can design your flap (although if you prefer I can draw out one of the many purse designs I have for you) and complete the hooking and homework on your own.

2. we will then spend the day in the studio constructing the body of the purse and strap and putting the whole thing together so that by the end of the day you are walking out with a completed purse.

Once you know the construction process you can, and will want to, make more purses as you will have the templates which can be reused many times over. These fun purses make great gifts. Workshop and pattern and instructions fee is $90.00 plus HST (plus the cost of mailing the purse pattern and instructions to you). To be held in my studio April 7 from 10 – 4. Bring along lunch and I will provide snacks and drinks.

Class size is limited so email me soon to register.

 

 

MORE PIX…

Elaine sent me a picture of her lovely rug – design by Eugenia Koupouli  available from Martina Lesar…

and Kathy of Briarwoodfolkart sent me a picture of her latest wonderfully primitive rug (you can get this pattern from Kathy at  www.briarwoodfolkart.etsy.com)…

Tara has done it again – finished off another rug in record time – this is one of the new Karla patterns I offer…

 

and Meg’s lovely little bird – so sweet!…

Marilyn sent me a picture of her rug in progress which she had started working on again recently – check out her storage of cut strips in the background! Brilliant!…

A FEW MORE RUGS TO SHARE…

Elizabeth sent me a picture of her wonderful Shelly Atkinson Winter Skate adaptation (or as she calls it 4 Skaters representing her soon to be 4 grandchildren!). Notice the little one on the far right in the Toronto Maple Leafs hockey sweater! …

and Pauline sent me this about her stunning rug… “my rug designed by Christine Little. Apparently Percy Inglis drew rug hooking patterns in Mahone Bay a very long time ago and Christine did this pattern adaptation in honour of him(I think).”…