Saturday, October 28, 2017

October's Hooking at the Library

We had so much to talk about at the Library this month. The First Annual Old Faithful Rug Hooking Getaway was the top of the discussions. We are all so excited and honored to have a hook-in of this caliber in Cody, WY.  Cody is a top vacation destination with so many things to see and do. Carrie Martin is putting the Getaway on and it will be held at the Irma Hotel, which Buffalo Bill Cody built for his daughter Irma. Cody is steeped in history and the Irma is at the center.

The other subject of discussion, besides the typical rug talk, was the ATHA Biennial in Denver, Co, in 2019. We can't wait to be a part of such a major event so close to us. The Rocky Mountains aren't exactly what people think of when they think of rug hooking but that is changing quickly! We are working hard to be recognized in the rug hooking community and educating people who have never heard of our craft.

And speaking of our craft, we had a great show and tell, as always.

 Patty finished her beautiful floral Boston, and Anne Bond design by Visions of Ewe. Patty did all the color planning and she did such an amazing job, as always.

 Patty's footstool is now finished thanks to her husband who built the footstool for her. It is a design from the late Kim Nixon and the pattern is available at Honey Bee Hive.
 Patty does such wonderful work and she is an inspiration for us all.
 I finished my Witchy Woman, designed by Susie Shepard at Shepard's Hook Rugs, an Etsy Shop. She is tall and she was a blast to hook. My grand-kids adore her but I think I'm more in love than they are! The angle is a little off so she looks squatty but she really is proportioned right.

 This is my finished pillow Blooms from a kit by Theresa Rapstine.  I love the way it turned out so much that I ordered the kit for the pillow below that Debra finished.

 Debra finished her pillow Blue Flower from her kit designed by Theresa Rapstine.  Theresa uses very wide cuts in her designs. She was in Celebrations for her rug Vintage Blooms. This link takes you to a PDF of her rug. Our pillows are sections of her famous rug.
 Patty is working on her Stone House Runner from The Old Tattered Flag. She once again nailed it with her color planning.

 I, Sylvia, started the Coffee rug designed by Carrie Martin, One Rug Two Rug. Carrie is the wonderful woman who is the creator of Old Faithful Rug Hooking Getaway. I met her at the Denver Hook-In and she was SO much fun. She color planned so easily and had such an amazing amount of wool and patterns.

 Debra was working on her two colored Antique Coverlet by The Old Tattered Flag. She got SO many compliments on this when she was hooking on it at the Denver Hook-In. It truly is a beautiful rug.

Carol was working on her Turkey Buzzard.  She has been very ill so we were so happy to see her better and working on her design with us. It's just not the same when she isn't there.  It is drawn from a photo taken by her daughter.

It was an amazing day with our group. If you want to join us please do. Dates and places are on the sidebar. We can't reserve to Library too far in advance but I try for the third Saturday. Feel free to stop by!

For more information about the Old Faithful Rug Hooking Getaway contact Carrie Martin at or 985-893-3285.
Blog written by Sylvia Gauthier

1 comment:

  1. What beautiful show & tell! A hooked footstool is on my 'someday' list - in fact I bought a stool at the thrift store recently that would be perfect for this - just need to come up with a design! I added proddy fringe to a pillow once - it sure does take a lot of wool to do, huh? I'm not much in to Halloween, but your 3D witch is adorable! Happy Hooking!