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Saturday, October 19, 2013

Hook-In

Patty Tyrrell and I have been planning our hook-in, here in Cody Wyoming since last month. At first I booked a much smaller room, thinking that it would be only Patty and I, but it has turned out that several people will come so we booked the large room at the Park County Library, in Grizzly Hall. It is from 9:30 until 4:00 Saturday, October 26th. Bring a sack lunch or you can run out for lunch. I thought the Bistro would be open but they are closed on Saturdays. I was told that the chairs are not very comfortable too so bring a cushion or two.  Had I realized there is a full kitchen in the Grizzly Hall I would have planned a pot luck but we can figure this all out after our first Hook-In.

A couple from Powell, the Pearsons, have been hooking for quite a while. In fact, we first found out about them from an article in a newspaper from North Dakota that featured Prairie Rose Rug School. Patty contacted the Pearsons before we went to the school. The Pearsons weren't going to the Prairie Rose Rug School this last session so we didn't get to meet them yet but we were so excited to find out there were other hookers in our area. 

Little is known about rug hooking in this area of the United States but Patty and I are out to change that. Rug hooking is an important part of our history, especially in the Maritime parts of our country and Canada. It has also grown into a form of artistic freedom. Now keep in mind, this isn't the kind of hooking that we did with those little pieces of cut yarn. This is primitive hooking with a strip of wool.

If you would like to learn more about rug hooking, don't be shy, come to our hook-in. We already know there aren't very many experienced hookers in our area so you won't feel out of place. If you aren't interested in learning how to hook but would just like to see some great examples of primitive rug hooking then I hope you will grab a friend or two and come to the Art Show the Pearsons will be having. Patty and I will bring some eye candy too.

So mark your calendars for Saturday, October 26th and plan on having a great time.

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