Monday, October 27, 2014

Good Stuff to Know

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.

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Rhinebeck 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.
Our booth

Another view of our booth

Yet another

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!

nice packaging

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

Rug Hooking Classes at the Farmhouse Quilt Company

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