Katie’s Leaves Class Report

Saturday was the second class for Primitive Rug Hooking. As I told you, the ladies were a lot of fun and seemed quite excited, so I was anxious to see what ensued in the 3 weeks since I’d seen them – and who would come. There seems to be a big attrition rate when teaching rug hooking.

Nancy finished her mat and I neglected to take a photograph of it! Instead, I was focusing on the rugs she brought. Her Grandmother made a pillow for each grandchild that reflected their interests. Nancy was young and loved her dollies.

And here is one of many rugs that her grandmother hooked. Those red roses are really great!

Julie used to braid rugs and brought lots and lots of wool to the first class. She chose some really wonderful plaids for her piece. It arrived at class looking like this – isn’t it fun? She wasn’t sure how to cut the tails.

Someone asked if she had to cut them, and no, she didn’t. However if you left ends hanging out it would look better to have them look “purposeful”. A great place to leave them shaggy would be in the middle of the flower, for instance. It’s fun to cut the strips and see the design emerge.

Marsha is working on her happy rug. She and I are not the Pieceful Gathering quilt store “norm”; we like bright colors! I know she spent some time picking through the stacks of wool to find the brightest of the pieces!

Brenda had show and tell. She does wool applique and had scraps at the last class, but she’d dome some online shopping and was showing us her finds. She has a very interesting orange windowpane plaid wool in her flower that has two distinct strips and she’s using them in different spots. One piece is orange with a spot of black and the other is mostly black.

This is Laura. She was in my first class, I think, and is hooked on hooking. She is telling the others about the way she likes to finish hooked mats.

And now it’s over and out for me! I will report next from the Houston Quilt Show! Yippee!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Breaking news: Registration for the 16th Annual Sauder Village Annual Rug Hooking Week is open. There are lots of great retreat and workshop classes!

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