Saturday, September 1, 2012

August Hook In at Hallockville

Our lovely group of women met under the apple trees at Hallockville last Sunday afternoon.  What a nice relaxing afternoon.  I took a few photographs of works newly finished and in progress.

This is Rhona's rendition of my Striped Bass pattern.  I hooked it in muted gray-greens.  Rhona snazzed it up with a twinkling blue and a shot of chartreuse.  It is FABULOUS!  Rhona is a fairly new hooker, but she is totally hooked.  As soon as she finishes one project, she starts another and her enthusiasm and dedication have really paid off.  She has made huge strides in technique and color choices with hard work and the help of her teacher Louise Hulbert.

Her best buddy, Carol, has been working on a mermaid.  Carol, too, is pretty new to hooking, but, man!  SHeh is really doing amazing work!  Look at the face on this mermaid!  The eyes are perfect!  She, too, studies with Louise, and attends all our guild meetings.


Here is Barbara (basket maker by day, hooker by night), showing us her newly designed sunflower rug.  Barbara is becoming a hooking machine, too.  She may be making more rugs now than baskets for all I know.  

June, a most meticulous rug hooker, is working on a new rug as well.  I believe this one is adapted from an old postcard.

Here's Rhona's next project -- a bigger rug of leaves for her floor.

I neglected to get photographs of the other rugs because, as usual, I was talking too much.  I wanted a shot of Phyllis' pumpkin sack.  I drew the design out for her at the July hook in and she whipped it up quickly so it will be ready for the guild's rug show, just two weeks away!  We are lucky enough to be part of the Hallockville Fall Festival, September 15 & 16, 2012, 10 am to 5 pm.  We'll be in the newly painted Naugles Barn with six rug supply vendors, including me and Barb.  Come and see the show, meet all the lovely ladies, and buy some stuff!  The entrance fee includes entrance to the Farm and all the fun stuff -- craft vendors, baked goods, fresh picked veggies, tracker pull, sheep, cows & horses, hay ride -- tons of stuff to do!


Tammy Burks said...

It's so hard when you go to a hook-in to divide yourself between talking and taking pictures....I have trouble with that too! Thanks for the pictures of the rugs that you did have time to get a shot of. Those new hookers are doing great work!

Julia said...

I'm impressed by the work quality of the new hookers. I just love that stripped bass rug. I love the colors.

Thanks for posting these rug pictures. Have a great Labor Day weekend. JB

acorn hollow said...

I love those rugs very impressed with "new" hookers work. amazing.

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