Sunday, November 3, 2013


Sixteen members of the Western Reserve Rug hooking Guild met yesterday in the Chagrin Falls area to learn 8 different ways to finish their hooked rugs! Most were from the area but some came from Pittsburg and Indianapolis to take my class!

This photo was taken by Teri Hedrick (lifted from her FB page ~ thank you Teri) ~ There wasn't much time for picture taking!! We really had a great day ~ finishing is not the most fun part of rug hooking or the most creative, but these gals made it fun! I was really happy that they said they learned a lot and they were pleasantly surprised how much there was to learn!! Jackie and Deb both emailed today that they went home and put their new knowledge to work!!!

Miss Tippy went along for the ride ~ she was introduced to everyone and they heard her story! They laughed ~ and probably secretly thought her new owner was a little daft!!

This is Dawn, who just came back from Reeth, England where she took class from Heather Ritchie. This is her proddy sheep that she completed in her three-day class ~ it's a little dark but if you double click you should be able to see it better! She did a great job!

One of the ways shown was how to proddy as a rug finish and also a quick run thru on using it to finish a pillow ~ Karen Kahle style!! I used this pillow as the model and finished it tonite!! There are several unfinished projects in my hooking room so I need to practice what I teach!! Which, by the way, I love doing! It's really energizing for me to share what I know and love ~ I'd love to do more!!

There is a beginner class here Nov. 11 ~ there's room if you know of someone who wants to learn!

Have a great week!

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Rugs and Pugs said...

Dawn sure gets around!!! She is one travelin' hooker.
I'm sure your students learned a lot and had fun in the process.
Hugs :)

Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Yes! She does get around, doesn't she??

My Colonial Home said...

Hi Alice...what a great time you all had.

Lori from Notforgotten Farm said...

my little Moon Witch looks happy!!!

Lori Ann Corelis said...

Looks like a fun time was had by all!!

Saundra said...

So happy to learn I'm not the only one with unfinished pieces. Just put one down and two to go with another soon to be added to the list.


Teri721 said...

Great class! Learned so much in a short time. Alice out did herself with our packets. Thanks for a fun day!

Wendie Scott Davis said...

A great day and a great post. Love the witchy pillow. Have to get back into the Hallowe'en stuff now that I am going to be a "grand". I think a spooky pillow will be on the list.

And let's not talk about how many unfinished projects are sitting around waiting to be whipped or bound or anything!!!

Have fun with your "baby hookers" on the 11th.


Alice ~ Folk Art Primitives said...

Yes, Lori! That's your pattern ~ made a cute pillow, didn't it? I have the paper patterns for sale of anyone wants an early start for next year!!

acorn hollow said...

Love those finishes It feel goods to pass on your skills.