Friday, 24 April 2015

Westernport Craft Fest

The Westernport Craft Fest was held last Saturday with Joy, Anne and Sandra, members of the Yarra Valley Rug Makers group being present on this day. A lot of interest was shown in this 'new' craft of rug hooking and people watched eagerly as Joy and Anne demonstrated. Crochet hooks with plastic handles were used as a cheaper alternative to rug hooks and these were managed quite well. Some ladies had a go and took home small frames to practice on at home. Sandra who was part of the organizing group ran around keeping everyone happy.

Hopefully some will want to come to the next meeting in Warrandyte.


Wednesday, 15 April 2015

April Meeting of the Yarra Valley Rug Makers

Another wonderful get together for the Yarra Valley Rugmakers.  Joy started off the day with a dyeing demonstration,  after the obligatory cup of coffee and a catchup chat off course. Her 'Dyeing for a Purpose" demonstration for  the grass in the meadow for her sheep stair treads she is working on  was for the benefit of Sandra, who could only stay for a short time.

Leanne, Robyne and Jen were there as well, so there were a few of us for the most part, with myself (Chris) being away for an extended holiday to the west, visiting various rug making groups along the way.

We all admired the lovely vintage boxes Robyne has made using old art books and vintage cards, with beading from old chandeliers and lovely crocheted edges.

 On Saturday Joy and Anne joined by Sandra will demonstrating the art of Rug Hooking at The Westenport Craft Fest in Hastings. We will no doubt hear more on this after the event, so keep an eye on this Blog.  Why not pop along and have a look, it promises to be a great event. Check it HERE
 Anne' s gorgeous chair pad rug is finished as well. Well done Anne, it looks great, the colours are lovely contrasts beautifully with the background. Pity you have to sit on it though.

The next meeting of the Yarra Valley Rug Makers will be held at Anne's home in Warrandyte.

Till then cheers from the Yarra Valley Rug Makers.