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With Hook in Hand…

Howdy after a long hiatus.  It is no coincidence that you haven’t heard from us since mid-June… that particular date coincided with the first day of my family’s Summer vacation.  We have simply not had a dull moment around here.  They are now back to their studies and my Activities Director duties have lessened, so I’m back to work with hook in hand!  Hope the months passed well for you, too.  Here is the summer highlight reel from Wicked Wool:

  • Remember my Skubb-of-the-Month rug with the medallions?  It’s DONE and was part of the hooked rug exhibit at the Evergreen State Fair this year.  It is the featured image on this blog post.  I was curious about how much wool had been tied up in that unfinished project, so I weighed the Skubb with the leftover wool in it.  I reclaimed over seven pounds of wool to use in other projects!
  • Our Hooked Pumpkin class at Quilting in the Country in Bozeman, MT was a hit!  There were eleven students, ten of whom were absolute beginners.  Everyone made good progress and Jane Quinn and her staff made us feel most welcome.  I am very grateful to Kathy H for making the trip and helping out with the class, too.
  • There were so many beautiful rugs on display at the Evergreen State Fair this year, that I decided to create a gallery on our site to showcase them.  I’ll happily add photos if you have some shots I missed.  It’s all about spreading the love of rug hooking…

Current Wicked Wool activities include several new dimensional patterns, dyeing wool, finishing samples and getting back into a hooking rhythm.  Thankfully, not everyone played hooky (pun intended) this Summer.  Many of you have been hard at work and we’ve got the photos to prove it.  Be sure to browse the image galleries for lots of new inspiration and thanks for sharing!  We always love to see (and share) what you have been working on.  We’ve missed you and it is nice to be back…

BMK

6 comments to With Hook in Hand…

  • Linda

    Thanks for the rug show! Keep working on those dimensional designs…I love ‘em!

    • Thanks for the encouragement on the dimensional pieces. They are a lot of fun to create and I tend to do them in spurts (one idea builds upon another)! Julie over at Bee Line-Townsend has been wrangling hooked pumpkins and has quite a few of them on display on her blog. You might enjoy seeing them — visit http://rookiehooker.blogspot.com/. Thanks! Beth

  • Diane

    Great to see you back. Love the rugs that were entered in the fair. I was so inspired with the scub of the month idea. I have dug back into unfinished projects and it s so refreshing to get some of them done. Thank you.

    • Oh, Diane… you are getting so many of your old projects finished that you inspire ME! Will you be chronicling your progress on your upcoming blog?! Hint, Hint, Hint…

  • Thanks so much for all the pictures! Would you believe there isn’t a single hooked rug on display at our State Fair in Utah? So sad!

    • Glad you enjoyed the photos! You will have to consider entering next year… it is very rewarding. We had approximately 35 entries last year and I think the same was true this year. Rug Hooking is in the Needle Arts section at our fair and I was impressed by all of the gorgeous knitting, crochet, hardanger, smocking and punch needle that was entered. The public sure responded to the hooking and it was fun to show them how simple the technique is.

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