Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Monthly get together for the Yarra Valley Rug Makers

Just a reminder
Our next get together for the Yarra Valley Rug Makers is on Saturday 7th December in Loch.
All welcome. Just bring yourself, a friend and some food to share.
Looking forward to seeing you there. 

Wednesday, 20 November 2013

Isaac rug is bound

My finished rug, bound and all.
I finished the rug with purple wool piping, a method that Wanda Kerr teaches on the Welcome mat.
I used about 10mm thick cord, which I encased in a long strip of wool about 10cms wide by the length all around the rug plus some extra. You then sew your cord into the wool strip on your machine with a zipper foot, the whole length of your strip, leaving about 5 cms undone at each end.
You place your piping so that it sits nice and snug against your last row of hooking on your rug, with your loose flap at the back.  You then just sew it with a running stitch placing the stitches between your loops all the way around, easing in at the corners. When you get to the end, you cut the cord so that they but snugly together and overlap the fabric and sew it down.
You then sew down the access at the back as you would any binding. Voila, done. Quick, easy and a nice finish.
Here is a photo of the front and the back.

Saturday, 9 November 2013

November meeting of the Yarra Valley Rug Makers group.

Hi friends of Yarra Valley Rug makers.
Oh what a beautiful morning, Oh what a beautiful day, I've got a wonderful feeling, Everything's going my way.
And it was all of that.
We had an extra guest today. Joy brought her mum from Rockhampton along  to share in our wonderful day. Jo was also there, as were the old faithfuls.
We talked about the Stitches and Craft show and about how we could be involved in Rug Making  awareness next year. It was mostly decided that next year we would try the Craft and Quilt fair in June as it suited most people better.
Most of us worked on projects we brought along. A lovely lunch was had by all in the wonderful setting of Anne's lovely home in Warrandyte.

Joy's wonderful mum from Rockhampton, working on her cross stitch embroidery

 Everyone discussing Jen's adaptation of her daughter's bedroom carpet

...and here it is

Wow, isn't Lis' tree great. It has a wonderful story to tell. Ask her about it,
when you come to one of our meetings.

 Anne is continuing her Christmas Rug, hopefully in time for the festive season

 Joy and Jo discussing the hows of rug hooking the easy way. :)

                                                   and another close-up of Jen's carpet adaptation

Chris' finished rug of grandson Isaac

And that's the way it was....on Saturday 9th November in Warrandyte.
Next month we meet on the first Saturday at Chris' in Loch, beautiful Sth Gippsland. 
Thanks for looking...come along if you can, you'll love it.

Tuesday, 5 November 2013

Isaac with hair

Some hair has finally been added. I'm getting there. Since this photo I have started on the background. Had some difficulty getting the right color. Finally settled on purples, from light in the top right hand corner to very dark on the bottom left. I hope it will be OK. I will post a photo soon.

Friday, 1 November 2013

Yarra Valley Rug Makers meeting

Our next meeting of the Yarra Valley Rug Makers is upon us once again. We will be meeting at Anne's home in Warrandyte next Saturday 9th November.
Just bring yourself, a project to work on and some food for lunch to share. 
If you have always wanted to have a go at Rug Hooking but haven't had any support, now is your chance. We will help you get started. Don't be shy, everyone is welcome. 
If you saw and chatted with us at the Australian Rug Makers Guild stand at the Stitches and Craft show, feel free to join us and make some new friends.
We are not strangers, only friends you haven't met.
Email us at for more information or use the 'contact' link on the right of the page.