Saturday, 21 June 2014

June meeting of the Yarra Valley Rug Makers

Aaah, winter is on the way. The road to Warrandyte was wet and long from Loch, but a warm welcome awaited me when I got there. A cup of coffee later and a catchup with the girls and we were ready to get stuck into our rugs. Robyn's gorgeous Foxy Rug was coming along in leaps and bounds while Anne just kept plodding along on her lovely Santa Rug. I'm sure it will be finished for Christmas 2014...well she hopes so anyway.

Joy's beautiful Anne of Green Gables rug is stunning and almost finished, just a bit of sky to go. 

Chris continued on with her 'Blake' Rug, the fourth in her set of six rugs of her grandchildren. Two more to go after this

Next month will be a smaller group as Joy will be over in Ireland with her daughter living it up. However we will have the pleasure of enjoying the company of Miriam Miller and Jacqui Thompson from  Narrawilly Proggy Ruggers, in Milton, NSW.
Miriam is the author of Proggy and Hooky Rugs. This lovely book is an introduction to the old skills of rag rug making, particularly proggy and hooky rugs. It has instructions for rug making, pictures of different kinds of rugs you can make and lots of colour. There is a knitted rug pattern as well as ideas for quirky projects (such as a tea cosy and a hat) that you can make using the rag rug method. 
We hope to have lots of people come and join us to welcome Miriam and Jacqui to Loch in beautiful Sth Gippsland.  Till next time. :)

Saturday, 7 June 2014


I have made a good start on my fourth grandson rug. This is Blake, nine years old and a lovely quiet boy. I think it shows in his face, don't you. [or maybe I see it, because he is my grandson].
In the first photo I have made a start on his eyes and mouth. There is always tweaking to be done, but I will do that when I have completed his face. I like to see it as a whole before I make changes.

Some tweaking done on the nose in the third photo. I think it is more defined now.