Sunday, 13 October 2013

October meeting of the Yarra Valley Rug Makers

What a most wonderful day we had. The weather was great, the company was great and the rugs were especially great.
We all arrived at Anne’s in Warrandyte around 10AM. We were welcomed by Anne and introduced to our visitors- Miriam and Jacqui, followed by a lovely hot cuppa.
We also welcomed our newest member Jo, who was very keen to learn how to hook a rug.
After showing off all our beautiful rugs, which were brought along for the upcoming Stitches and Craft show at Caulfield, we were shown a most wonderful large rug by Jo, who picked it up at a garage sale. It was owned by a lady rug hooker who had been hooking for many years. It is an unfinished project and hooked with all sorts of different fabrics. Lots of ideas were thrown around regarding a suitable background for the ‘Leaves’ rug.
Joy talked to us regarding the S & C show and our part in it. That finalised we talked about a name change for the group and settled on the ‘Yarra Valley Rug Makers’, or maybe, ‘The Yarra Valley Group’ as an offshoot of the Victorian Rug Makers parent group, the Victorian rug Makers. We then had a wonderful lunch and lots of socialising. Some of us even did a bit of hooking.
There was so much to see and so many people to talk with, it was just wonderful. With such lovely weather we took the opportunity to sit outside for a time.
Around 3pm we started to pack up, looking forward to the S & C show in a fortnight.

 Jacqui holding up a wonderful little rug hooked by one of her protoges in Africa

Miriam in deep discussion with one of our group

 Lis' gorgeous circle rug

 Jacqui's project that she brought with her to work on. An adaptation of a painting.

 Our newest member Jo, working on her very first rug. Great to have you with us Jo

 Jo's first rug

 Chris' portrait rug of her eldest grandson

 Discussing how to finish Jo's garage sale find

 Joy is hooking up a few small motives for her Christmas tree

 Anne, working on the background of her Santa Rug

 Our wonderful group enjoying the sunshine at Anne's

1 comment:

  1. I talked a lot, hooked a bit, but had a fantastic day. It's interesting to see such different approaches from everyone. Thanks Anne, your home is so interesting and I feel much better about my (abundant) stash now!