It is a glittering, golden morning here in Greenport today. I love these fall days, but I am not liking the long, dark nights.
There is some good news for rug hookers, and I am late in posting about it. But, as you all probably know by now, better late than never is my motto.
Up first: Wanda Kerr has acquired Magik Carpet Dyes. These are food grade dyes, supposedly a much healthier product than other dyes. You can find Wanda and the dyes at Wandaworks. She is also the owner/moderator of The Welcome Mat and writes Rug Hooking Magazine's dye column.
Second: Heavens to Betsy has acquired George Kahnle's (Hooked on the Creek) wonderful and whimsical rug hooking patterns. (Sadly, George passed away a little while ago.) It is great that George's great talent will be available to rug hookers again.
Third: The Fiber Festival of New England is this coming weekend, November 1 & 2, at the Big E in West Springfield, Massachusetts. Barb and I will be there, with loads of new stuff. Please come and see us in booth 457 East.
Monday, October 27, 2014
Sunday, October 26, 2014
I have been thinking about writing long posts about the NYS Sheep and Wool Festival held last weekend in Rhinebeck, but I am so busy trying to restock for the Fiber Festival of New England next week, that I haven't had time to post. We sold out of so much stuff, my head is still spinning! It was our most profitable show ever, and I am grateful to all the wonderful people who come to visit us each year. That said, I have to get back to work dyeing wool and making kits and drawing patterns . . . . . . So here are some photographs for you to enjoy.
|Another view of our booth|
|My favorite sheep of the show|
|This guy was a sweetheart|
|Our neighbor at the show|
|Love this woman's baskets -- she's a rug hooker, too!|
|Goats are my favorites|
|Sunny skies and colorful trees|
|Love the topknot|
|These trees look great every year|
|More yarn than you can imagine|
|Another corner of our booth|
Thursday, October 2, 2014
I am so very pleased to announce that I will be teaching rug hooking on a regular basis at the delightful Farmhouse Quilt Company in Southold, New York. All classes run from 10 AM to 3 PM. Feel free to bring lunch -- coffee and a small snack are provided. Open hooking is $25 for the day; special classes are priced individually. For more information or to register, please call (631) 236-6030.
Saturday, October 4 Open Hooking
Tuesday, October 21 Open Hooking
Saturday, November 8 Snowmen Ornaments $40 (kits provided -- bring your hook & frame)
Tuesday, November 18 Open Hooking
Saturday, December 6 Christmas Ornaments $40 (kits provided -- bring your hook & frame)
Tuesday, December 9 Open Hooking