Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Sad News for Rug Hookers
A quick call to Townsend on Monday confirmed that they had stopped manufacturing more than a week ago, and they were all out of cutters and cutter heads. Word travels fast in the rug hooking community, and most of the major sellers of Townsend products are out of stock. I expect there will be some wild auctions on ebay if someone lists a Townsend item. I am wishing I had bought a few more cutter heads -- I only have three sizes right now.
There is some good news -- I read online that someone who is both an engineer and a rug hooker is negotiating to buy the company. I hope it works out -- she'll have me for a customer, for sure.
I send my sincerest condolences to Mr. Townsend's family, along with many thanks for an innovative and fine piece of machinery.