Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Successful First Hook-In

The very first Hook-In for Patty and I was a great success. Craig and Barbara Pearson brought several rugs to show and Patty brought her finished rug that she started at Prairie Rose Rug School.
Craig Pearson started hooking a little over a year before his wife Barbara started. They are both the nicest couple. They hook with different size strips, both small cuts, and when they take classes they both take different teachers. Both are what I consider excellent, proficient, hookers. My stitches have improved simply by watching their work.
Barb Pearson Hooked and Proddy pillow is beyond adorable!

Patty Tyrrell's rug that she started at Prairie Rose Rug School. It just glows! and the church even has a sparkly stained glass window.

Craig Pearson was working on this amazing Mola rug.

Stunning rug by Barb Pearson. 

 Unbelievably beautiful rug by Craig Pearson.

Funky Chickens by Craig Pearson.

Barb Pearson's rug in progress.

Barb Pearson working on her rug.

Carol Messerli, Patty Tyrrell, Kathy Ewing.

Mola rug that Craig Pearson is working on.

Craig Pearson had so many wonderful stories to tell.
It was a great time for all of us and we plan to meet every month. I hope we can interest even more hookers!

Saturday, October 19, 2013


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.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Coffee, Tea, or Bee? Woolin Rouge Designs New Series


Our latest Woolin Rouge Pattern Series is called Coffee, Tea, or Bee? It is a series of 5 different flowers on mug rugs. A small wall hanging with all 5 of the flowers will be next. We want to have each kit packaged in mugs with the picture of the flower block printed on them. Our question is weather you would want the kit without the mug or with the matching mug? The difference would be about $10-$15 more in cost, but you could have your adorable matching mug to drink you favorite beverage from while using your mug rug. You could even have the whole series for you and all your friends while sewing, hooking, or just having a great time talking.
Just to wet your appetite even more is one more sneak peek.
Let me know what you think.