Sunday, 11 June 2017

June in Loch

June in Loch was cold, but the atmosphere was sunny and so was the room we were in. It was wonderful to see six of us girls get together to share our love of hooking and fellowship. The girls travelled from far off to unite us in our common love of rug hooking.

As we hooked away we chatted and shared of what was important to us in our personal lives, our joys and sometimes our pains.
There is something very special about being together as a group of women, this is how we communicate.

Joy had started her next stair tread the month before and made great headway with her second sheep on tread number three- 'in the Valley' a rug of deep shadows and highlights among the trees in the dark valley. It will be beautiful.

Anne worked on her stairpad, hooked with beautiful jewel colours in wool yarn, which gives a rug such a different look to woll strips. It is soft and puffy, just lovely.
Jen worked on her 'tightrope to the sun' rug. Jen is a busy lady and often our monthly meeting is the only time she can work on it. However it is coming along beautifully.

Anne Marie is also working on a wool yarn chairpad, also in lovely bright colours of her home-spun, hand-dyed wool.

Leanne took the time to just relax and chat.

I- Chris continued to work on my Persian style rug called 'Tehran', designed by Rittermere back in the 1970s. I have this rug standing in front of the fire in the winter months, so I can work on it any time. This is the time I get more done as it is visible from the kitchen and the sitting room.

The photo below shows one of a rug, called ├Źn the beginning God created', which I started while holidaying in Tasmania. I needed to start a project that was portable                                                                       
Leanne, just relaaxing and enjoying the time out with friends

Wednesday, 7 June 2017

June Meeting of the Yarra Valley Rug Mkers


Monday, 15 May 2017

May meeting of the Yarra Valley Rugmakers

We had the most wonderful get together at Anne's home in Warrandyte on Saturday. Some us hadn't seen each other  for months. Lots of laughing and joking around, as you will see on this fun video of Anne's last few prods on her gorgeous poppy rug. I hope you like it.

Weeell, I tried but I think my video must be greater than the allowable 100MB, so I'll post the pictures instead. If you would like to see the video, you can view it on my Rug making Hooks Face book page HERE

Thursday, 4 May 2017

May Meeting of the Yarra Valley Rugmakers

If you didn't make it to our April meeting maybe you can make it to our next meeting on Saturday 13th May, at Anne's in Warrandyte. Look forward to seeing you here.

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

April meeting of the Yarra Valley Rugmakers

Hello fellow rug hookers
The next meeting of the yarra Valley Rug makers will be held this Saturday 1st April in Warrandyte.
All welcome 

Sunday, 5 March 2017

Decision Time

I haven't worked on this rug very much, for a while now... I've been doing quilts and Wagga's, knitting, bedding... Embroidery...
Also, we changed the lounge room around, so I'm not sure where it will go. Sigh...
But, I'm ready to go forth with the understanding that, All Will Be Revealed. I'll just have to find a place.
So, with renewed enthusiasm, I had a few sessions dyeing blankets (maybe that's a hobby in itself). Also, I've been trying to get my head around how I might do the outer area. I don't like the original drawing anymore and the scribbles impede my thinking.
Looking at it today, I wonder if I might simply do big fat raised spots in the green?
Waddya think people?

Not sure... Maybe too close?

Saturday, 4 March 2017

March meeting of the Yarra valley Rug makers

We had a wonderful meeting today with all of  four of us present.  it was lovely to have Anne Marie with us again too.

Anne's craft room

 We first had a drooling tour through Anne's craft room. Joy was needing some rug wool to whip the edges of the finished panels of her Psalm 23 staircase rugs and wouldn't you know it, Anne had the right wool in the right colour. I'm not kidding, you really can find whatever you want in Anne's craft room. It is a crafters paradise, but there was a condition attached to this.
For Joy to be able to use it she first had to untangle the massive criss cross wound skein that it came in.  she soon discovered that this was not one continuous length of wool, but many short lengths of approx 10 metres each (only guessing the lengths), which is off course fine when you are whipping an edge.
Anne Marie continued with her chair pad rug, which is being hooked with her lovely home spun/ hand dyed wool. Gorgeous colours.

Anne really is nearly finished with her Gene Shepherd Fowl Mood rug

Chris is continuing with her 'Monstera' proggy, which is starting to put her in a fowl mood because it is taking so long to complete.  I (Chris) have decided that hooky is my preferred style of rug making. I have already gone through what seems like miles of wool, but much more is required. I would have preferred to use polar fleece but have found green hard to find in Op Shops- not Anne though, she has green, and from the Op Shops. So my good old wool is the stand-by. Miles more dyeing to complete as well, in lots of shades of green.
 Maybe I am exaggerating jus tad, but not too much. I am looking forward to moving it along on the frame so I can check out the front. Right now it just looks like a bunch of green stripes.

Anne's 'Fowl Mood'

Joy's Psalm 23 rugs

After a delicious on the go lunch, we had a brief discussion about available accommodation at next year's TIGHR conference in the UK, to which at least two of us hope to attend, maybe more.  After this Joy returned to her untangling and Anne, Anne Marie and I- Chris, returned to our hooking and progging and before we knew it, it was time to go home. Cheers till next time.