Saturday, 15 March 2014

March Meeting of the Yarra Valley Rug Makers

It was a beautiful autumn day in Loch as six of us met at the March meeting of the Yarra Valley Rug Makers. And what a wonderful day we had. 
Jen continued working on her 'carpet' rug for her daughter

Joy was working on her beautiful Anne of Green Gables rug, which is coming along  fabulously.

Jo was working on some lovely applique she brought along and Anne on her fruit rug.

Leanne brought her knitting along but here having a cuppa break. We don't need an excuse for those.

 Always lots to talk about, we also spent time organising a bulk purchase of wool fabric from the US. Such a pity that it is not possible to buy the Drs Flannel Wool we are so keen on for our rugs here in Australia. As yet Rug making is not practiced on a large enough scale to warrant the manufacture of it. Chris got the job of ordering  and is seen here looking very official.

We talked about patterns for the Rug Hooking challenge in Strathalbyn at the end of the year. Most of us keen to enter a rug in the competition with lots of ideas flying around.
We also went through a bag of fabric scraps given to us by Isabel Foster, the fibre artist who had her exhibition in Upwey recently. All types of fabric were in this bag; silk, satin, cotton and ribbon; a bit of everything. Most of it usable. Isabel encouraged us to look outside the square and we only need to look at her wonderful work to see that indeed she used whatever she had on hand and recyclable, nothing wasted.

After a lovely lunch of zucchini soup and whatever everyone brought along we hooked some more, with people leaving at about 4pm, until our next meeting in April at Anne’s in Warrandyte.
Till then, cheers from the Yarra Valley Rug makers.

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