Wednesday, 21 December 2016

Christmas Rug Meeting

Jen's 'Tightrope to the sun'
On behalf of our members I want to wish all our faithful followers  and readers a Christmas greeting from all of us of the Yarra Valley Rug Makers

The star of Bethlehem shone when Christ was born In the darkest nights, Christ’s love still shines the brightest. Happy Christmas and enjoy the yuletide season!

Hello friends of Yarra Valley Rug Makers.
Wow, another year gone by and the our group is a year older.
This year has been busy both personally as well as for our group.
With demonstrations at the Hastings Craft Fest, our exhibition at Coal Creek in Korumburra, Victoria as well as private workshops for both Anne and myself-Chris, I personally am pleased that the year is over. But then there is always next year isn't there, and only 10 days away.
Thank you for your support, because without that, there is not a lot of point in continuing our Blog, as it is for you rug makers and potential rug makers, as a resource and news page. If you like our Blog please comment, and follow us, we always like to hear from our followers.

Joy, Leanne and Chris

Our last meeting of the year was held in Warrandyte at Anne's home.
We took advantage of the time together to work on our rugs, for some of us, the first time in a month. Making time for rug hooking is not always possible during our busy weeks.
Here are some of the projects we are currently working on. Being our Christmas breakup, we took part in a most delicious lunch, off course we always have a delicious lunch, but this one was extra special.

Jen and Joy in Anne's lovely Christmas room

Joy's staircase tread on the second verse of the 23rd Psalm
'He makes me to lie down in green pastures'

My 'Monstera Leaf' Proggy 

The first photo shows the photo from which I made a the pattern. The second one shows the back of the proggy, which is also the side from which it is worked and the third photo shows the front of the proggy. It is very hard to know just where I am at any given time, so I need the photo reference at all time for colour placement, shading and highlighting as while it is only my frame I can only view a small portion of the rug at the time. It will be a large wall rug [sorry, I can't remember the dimensions at this point].
In between the prodded parts of the leaf, I have punch-needled the background in a dark, mostly hand-spun wool yarn. This is also worked from the back. It will be interesting to see how that turns out.

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