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Saturday, April 17, 2010

Thursday at the Woolworks

We are having the return of winter here in south central PA!  Yuck!!!  It's cool, windy and cloudy.  I didn't want to get out that heavier coat again!  Good day to stay inside by the woodstove and do some hooking.

The hookin at Grant Street Woolworks was a good time as usual.  Even though the weather was very nice, lots of people opted to be inside working on their rugs.  Joanne made the long trip from eastern PA to be with us.  She brought many small mats to finish the edges on.  Here are just a few.

Aren't the redware eggs nice?

Linda started by working on her magnolia pillow top.  The shading was getting frustrating because you have to use so many short pieces to get it right. 

She then switched to her new rug.  This one is huge!  It's a lovely Jacobean pattern of flowers and birds.

Look at the beautiful muted colors she is planning to use!

Linda has also finished hooking her quilt block runner.  All done but the whipping and ...The Label!!!

Jill is working on the beautiful bright rug she started last week in the Norma Batastini class.

This is Patty's chicken rug.  Love the colors in her rooster!

Tanya is almost finished with her lovely rug.  The colors are so rich and warm!!!  Nice job, Tanya!

Kathy is working on her house rug, which looks much nicer in person.  It came out kind of dark on camera.  She has been working so hard assisting others that we have to tell her to take a deep breath- sit down, relax and just hook!

 Nancy has started on the Liberty rug.  She is a very neat and precise hooker.  Her work is perfection!

And I saved this huge beauty for last!  This is Joan's latest rug.  Isn't it lovely???
Horay, Joan!  You did an amazing job!

Other friends were arriving as I was leaving, but I'm sure someone else will have pictures from later in the evening.  We seem to have the daytime group and the night people!  LOL!!!

More happy news!
Linda just received a new shipment of the latest Rebecca Erb wools.  They are very nice!!!  All washed and ready to hook!  You have to see and feel them to get the full effect!  She will be cutting them into quarters in the next few days.  Stop by to get the best selection.

 Don't forget that in June, Doris Aymar is going to be teaching a class on the sculpting technique for rughookers.  This adds a lovely three dimensional effect to your rugs.  Her class will include the materials to do a beautiful sculpted strawberry piece.  The berries and leaves look like velvet!  Don't miss this opportunity to learn from an expert!!!  Call Linda at Grant Street Woolworks for the exact date and to reserve your space in this class.  717 860-4628

Hope to see you there, if not before.
Happy Hooking!


  1. Wow....all those rugs are beautiful...great job ladies! I saw Linda's rug when I was there and she was maybe a quarter she is completely done....WOW! :) You girls do amazing work!

  2. Gorgeous rugs and beautiful wool! Wish I could run my hand over that wool! I'm really not a goemetric person... but Joan's version is aweseome! Very unique and the colors are wonderfully soft!

  3. So many wonderful rugs.
    I'm loving Joans rug and Tanya's. They are really all awesome

  4. Great post Pat. Sorry I missed a good time but have much to do to get ready for students and other responsibilities. I hope to come next week. I love all of the rugs especially Jill's. Her colors are wonderful!

  5. Beautiful!!! The redstone eggs remind me of the pattern in my Marcrest dishes. Lovely! The colors in the roster are amazing!!!

    I'm so happy you had such a good time!!

    Looks like we might get some more cool weather. Back to my good old flannel pjs.

  6. Pat so good to see you on Thursday! Isn't this weather crazy! I want a 'spring' back

  7. Pat ~
    It's winter again in Ohio, too.
    THANK YOU so much for sharing all the wonderful rugs. They are all beautiful. I wish I could see them all in person.
    Pug hugs to stay warm :)

  8. Pat--got the link to your blog from a friend and I love it. Your photos are great and inspirational. Susan


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