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.
Town Hall, High St. Strathalbyn, South Australia
- Waldoboro (3D)/ Sculptural hooking; Judi Tompkins Profile Workshop Description
- Hooking an A3 sized facial portrait from a photograph; Portrait Workshop Chris Noorbergen
- Fibre Sculptures; Maggie Whyte Artist Profile & class description
- Braiding Techniques; Kathleen Smith & Barbara Philllips Profile and Workshop Description
- Proddy; Miriam Miller
- Punchneedle Hooking; Jacqui Thomson Profile & Workshop Description
- Dyeing Safely in the Kitchen; Joy Marshall Class Description
- Traditional rug hooking; Jo Franco Profile & Workshop Description
- Toothbrush rug making; Judith Stephens Profile & Workshop Description
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 :)