Sunday, 10 April 2016

Our April meeting in Hastings

Anne's sunflower proggy
Chris' Bird of Paradise [Strelitzia] rug
The Yarra valley Rug Makers had a meeting with a difference yesterday 9th April. Only three of us were present at The Westernport Craft Fair, run as a yearly fundraiser by the local Hastings Uniting Church. Many people came past the YV booth where Anne and I [Chris] demonstrated the genteel craft of making a hooked rug.

Some had a go at pulling some loops and two young girls just loved it and got the hang of it very quickly. Children are a delight to teach and catch on quickly. Anne's lovely sunflower proggy rug attracted a lot of attention also with its colourful contrasts.

As most of us rug hookers have discovered, many people confuse it with latchet hook rug making.
It was a long day and we were glad to go home at the end of it.

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