Saturday, 13 September 2014

Hi everyone
A couple of things for our blog today. Firstly we had the most wonderful meeting in Warrandyte today. There were only four of us with Leanne joining us for part of the day and Robyne not being able to make it, but we still had an enjoyable time of hooking and knitting, while three of us shared pleasant memories of trips overseas.  So we chatted and drank [coffee], ate and generally a good time was had by all.

  Joy has finished her lovely Anne of Green Gables rug and starting her Botanicals rug for Strath, Jen started a poppy rug using the most gorgeous dyed wools [recycled off course], Anne was working on her Pears rug and Chris was knitting for charity and brought along her finished rug entrant for the Botanicals competition in Strath as well. 

And......talking about Strathalbyn, you'll most probably want to be reminded of the Rug Hooking Expo to be held there in S.A on 11th and 12th of October, [info below]. It promises to be such an exciting weekend, with the competition, I just talked about, good company with fellow fibre artists and lots of workshops to attend. Here are the details just to remind everyone; If you click on the links below you'll get a description of  each of the workshops available.


 Saturday & Sunday, 11th & 12th October 2014

Town Hall, High St. Strathalbyn, South Australia

All welcome

Workshops available
  1. Waldoboro (3D)/ Sculptural hooking; Judi Tompkins Profile Workshop Description
  2. Hooking an A3 sized facial portrait from a photograph; Portrait Workshop Chris Noorbergen
  3. Fibre Sculptures; Maggie Whyte Artist Profile & class description
  4. Braiding Techniques; Kathleen Smith & Barbara Philllips Profile and Workshop Description
  5. Proddy;   Miriam Miller
  6. Punchneedle Hooking; Jacqui Thomson Profile & Workshop Description
  7. Dyeing Safely in the Kitchen;  Joy Marshall Class Description
  8. Traditional rug hooking; Jo Franco Profile & Workshop Description
  9. Toothbrush rug making;  Judith Stephens Profile & Workshop Description
So there you have there or be square. Book a workshop right now, you won't regret it.

Anyway, onto the next thing. I would like you all aware of the Simone Vojvodin -Herringbone whipped edge Youtube tutorial link on the left side of the page.
If you really hate finishing your rug as many of us do...I know Joy, not all of us do, then this tutorial is for you. How to finish a rug with a herringbone whip-stitch. From far off it looks like your everyday ordinary whip-stitch, but on closer inspection you'll see a lovely herringbone pattern on the edge. I love it and it gives a nice finish to the rug. Go on, have a look. 
So, as the saying goes...there's your lot for today. Cheers :)


  1. I missed you all, but have been working on my Bambi rug every week at my Dad's, so am still in there with you all in spirit. Hopefully next time? xox

  2. We missed you also Robyne, especially as I personally have not caught up with you for a few months. Next month we probably won't have a meeting as four of us will be away.
    Bless you