Monday, July 3, 2023

First Wyoming Wool and Sheep Festival in Kemmerer

 The Wild West Rug Hookers attended the very first Wyoming Wool and Sheep Festival, which was in Kemmerer WY and we had a BLAST! 

I was setting up my frame but I was so busy I never had a chance to hook. The Debra Inglis, Patty Tyrrell, and Catherine Buttrick demonstrated all day!
Here I am selling some of my hand dyed fiber and yarn. 
These adorable little girls and one more sister watch Debra hook for a long time. At one point they were all four on the ground watching how the hook grabs the wool. On of the girls was on Debra's shoulder watching long after the others left.
Catherine Butterick, our new ATHA Region 10 Rep and her husband John came from Idaho and demonstrated all day. She went home with a fleece.
This was before the day got started. It was such a great day and Kemmerer was a fun town for the Festival. It is tentatively planned for Thermopolis next year and hopefully we will be teaching a class. The trip was beautiful and the people were all wonderful!!!

Monday, January 16, 2023

Wild West Hook-In

 I can't believe I haven't posted on here in so long. I really dropped the ball!!

We are having another Hook-In this year and they are really growing. We will have 2 wool vendors this year and another vendor with other goodies as well as the yard sale table. It is from May 17-19, 2023 in Cody Wyoming. You are responsible for getting your own room. Debra Inglis can help you with that with a few places. So many bring their 5th wheels and motor homes or stay in Air B&B's.

Make checks out to Debra Inglis for a reserved seat. We provide a lot of snacks. There is so much to see and do in Cody, We have one of the most amazing Western Museums and we are only an hour away from Yellowstone National Park. The husbands enjoy it as much as the hookers do!

I hope you can make it!

Wednesday, November 24, 2021

Wild West Rug Hookers at the Polar Plant

 The Polar Plant, in Powell, is an art based Coffee Shop with the largest art supply store in Wyoming. It is a very fun, comfortable place to create or just have coffee with friends.

The Wild West Rug Hookers met there for the first time on Friday Nov. 19th but I know it won't be our last. Since we all travel at some point to meet it is a pretty central location.

This is the room we hooked in. A group of knitters came in and there was more than enough room and fun for everyone!

Patty has finished the rug she started at our Camp with Katie Hartner. She was binding it. It's so pretty!

I have been dyeing wool to sell so I brought what I have so far. I did sell some but now I need to learn how to photograph it so I can sell on Facebook. I'm hoping to have a wonderful selection to vend for our Hook-In in May 2022. 

             I bought this pattern at the ATHA Denver Biennial. It's been a fun design to work on. 

Some of my spot dyes.

Some of the colors.

More colors.

Barb Hagler started this adorable Snowman Family. SO Cute!

We had the best time!

Saturday, September 18, 2021

Wild West Rug Hookers in Cody, WY Sept

 The Wild West Rug Hookers met in Cody, WY at the Park County Library 9/17/2021 and had a great time! We have such a fun group and I love that is is slowly growing. Sue Kirwan even came from Bozeman Montana to hook with us thanks to Barb Hagler in Billings. The group represented Montana, Faye Schilling from Minnesota/Arizona, Debra Inglis from Clark WY, Patty Tyrrell from Shell WY, and me, Sylvia Gauthier from Cody WY.  Is it worth driving that far to hook? YES it IS. 

Faye Schilling used a pattern from Deanne Fitzpatrick's newest pattern book. I loved it so much I had to buy the book too. 
Debra Inglis hooked this wonderful rug designed by Trish Travis. She is going to darken the Best and Wishes but it is just an outstanding rug. 
Barb Hagler finished her beautiful rug from Woolley Fox. I absolutely love this color plan.
Sylvia Gauthier was working on the rug I started at the Katie Hartner Rug Camp in Cody, WY. Katie color planned it and I am so happy with how it is turning out! Debra Inglis hooked this pattern for Cynthia Norwood's book Primitive hooked Rugs for the 21st Century. It was always a favorite of mine even before I ever met either Debra or Cynthia. 
Sue Kirwan started this rug at the Camp with Katie Hartner in Cody, WY last month. I am really loving the brown sheep!
Barb Hagler bought this new Keith Kemmer/Woolley Fox rug at the Katie Hartner Camp in Cody, WY. I absolutely love this design!
Patty Tyrrell started this rug at Prairie Rose Rug School. Her teacher had her put quillies in the flower centers and it is such a cute addition to an already cute rug!

We all had a wonderful time and I can't wait to see my hooking friends again. Soon, I hope.

Tuesday, May 11, 2021

We're Back!

Things are starting to feel more like life before Covid for our Rug Hooking Group. The Wild West Rug Hookers were going to have Cynthia Norwood at a Camp last week but because of health reasons Cynthia couldn't make it. Several of the Rug Hookers that were coming to the Camp wanted to come to Cody anyway so we had a Hook-In instead. It was so wonderful being in a group again! 

I had all my soaps, candles, oils, and salves for sale while others brought frames to sell, hooks made by Craig Pearson, patterns we knew we would never get around to hooking, frame covers, and wool. For such short notice it turned out to be a very successful event. We are actually going to talk about having it once a year!

For the rug show we had a wonderful display of rugs! The pocket is from Jan Barnett and the stool and houses are from Barb Hagler.

Top left is Sylvia Gauthier, Hit and miss is Debra Inglis, Gnome Santa is Barb Hagler, Floral is Barb Pearson.
This rug by Peg Carpenter is even more stunning in real life.
Debra Inglis did the Hit and Miss, and the deer for a Challenge created by Catherine Butterick. The rugs everyone did for the Challenge will be in the next ATHA Magazine. Debra did the proddy edge Christmas pillow and Craig Pearson did the funky chickens.
The top floral was hooked by Barb Pearson and the bottom rug was hooked by Craig Pearson. They use fine cut and hook perfectly.
Santa Gnome is by Barb Hagler and the Sheep Patriotic Santa is by Jan Barnett. It was her second rug.
This lovely proddy pillow is by Barb Pearson. It has always been a favorite of mine.
Here again are the two from Debra Inglis. I may just have to hook the deer.
And this one is from Patty Tyrrell. 
Debra Inglis is far left from Clark Wyoming, front is Peg Carpenter, from Casper Wyoming, hooking behind her is Becky Newell, and standing is Jan Barnett.
From the left is the back of Patty Timm and the side of Catherine Butterick, Standing is Barb Pearson from Powell Wyoming, and Sylvia Gauthier is sitting from Cody Wyoming.
Left standing is Jan Barnett from Greybull WY, sitting is Becky Newell from North Dakota, with a corner of Barb Pearson's face, Barb Hagler from Billlings Montana, and Peg Carpenter from Casper Wyoming. 
Becky Newell is hooking away.
This is Patty Tyrrell. She took most of the pictures and she lives in Shell Wyoming.
Here we have Patty Timm from Idaho sitting with Buffalo Bill in front of the Historic Irma Hotel where she and Catherine were staying, as were several others.
This lovely lady is Catherine Butterick from Idaho. It was such a pleasure to meet her and Patty Timm from Idaho.
Barb Pearson was working on this handsome guy.
Patty Tyrrell was working on this handsome bunny.
Becky Newell was working on the Fruit of the Spirit. She changed up her pears later on.
This is what Sylvia Gauthier was working on using strictly worms.
Barb Hagler was working on this beautiful rug she got while spending the winter in Florida.
This stunning beauty is what Catherine Butterick was working on. 
Our beginner hooker Patty Timm was working on this adorable blue bird.
And Debra Inglis was working on this outstanding, HUGE runner from Sally Kallin, who will be teaching here in Cody next August! Email me at if you want more information for her class. 

We all had such a great time and we can't wait to see everyone next hook in and many will be at the Katie Hartner Camp August 25-28, 2021. We can fit in 3 more so email me if you want information.

I can't tell you how great it is to have something to post! I hope things are normalizing in other places as well. 

Tuesday, September 29, 2020

Rug Hookers in Shell, WY

 We finally couldn't take the separation any longer and met in Shell, Wyoming for the first time in quite awhile. It was SO good seeing everyone who could make it and we truly had a wonderful day. 

Catherine Butterick, a Region 10 ATHA member, gave all of Region 10 a challenge to use our worms. Worms are the strips of wool already cut for a project and not completely used up. What we all found is the the worms actually seem to reproduce as you are using them. Our piles didn't dwindle much. I think I could use my worms for a very long time. 

This is Debra's second Challenge Rug using worms. I love the way this turned out!

This is the first rug Debra did for the Challenge. It is a Woolley Fox Pattern and certainly one of my favorites!

The project Debra worked on is this large Christmas bag that she drew the snowman on and hooked with a hoop. It is so darn cute!

Jan, who is a new rug hooker, is working on her second rug. I believe she will be done for Christmas. She added a border to her pattern.

Patty was working on a Woolley Fox pattern. She used a plaid that magically made the design in the vase! She has a real knack for using plaids.

I started the top for a wooden box I bought for the ATHA 2022 Biennial fund raiser. I'm using all leftover worms for this.

This is my first rug for the Worm Challenge. It is a pattern by Susan Quicksall. I'm beyond happy with how it turned out!

This is a Janice Johnson pattern called My World. I had a wonderful time learning what works and what didn't in the background.

Seeing everyone was so much fun and we are getting together again very soon. TAKE THAT VIRUS!