Saturday, July 11, 2009

Peconic Ruggers Hook In -- TODAY!!!!

In my renovation-induced stupor I forgot to post about our guild's hook in today. So sorry. We'll be meeting at the Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead at 10 am this morning.

Here's the press release from Hallockville:

Peconic Ruggers Hook-In at Hallockville Museum Farm

July 11, 11 AM to 4 PM

Rug Hooking is a primitive folk craft with roots in North America going back to the early 19th century. Women collected scraps and remnants from old household fabrics, cut them into thin strips and weaved them through empty burlap feed sacks to create beautiful floor coverings for their homes. The Peconic Ruggers is a craft guild dedicated to the preservation and celebration of this traditional American pastime. The Ruggers Hook-In brings together artisans from all over Long Island who share a passion for hand hooked rugs. Visitors will learn about this fascinating art form and have an opportunity to purchase finished products, ready-made kits, patterns, and other supplies. Call Hallockville at 631-298-5292 for additional information and directions. The event is free and open to the general public.

They got the time wrong -- we are starting at 10 am. I will try to remember my camera this time!

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