Busy Weekends

Fall is finally on her way, and that brings the start of fair/show season!  I spent my last two Saturdays vending at two different shows, and they were a blast!  I met some pretty cool people that are really interested in learning how to hook rugs, dye wool, how to create with punch needle, and even make their own goose feather trees!  So today I'm making a schedule and creating my first newsletter.  It's a bit daunting, but I'm pretty excited about this next level of my business.

 A view in my booth

A view in my booth

 A child's beach chair with a star mat

A child's beach chair with a star mat

 Some kits, hooked rugs, and a few punch needle pieces

Some kits, hooked rugs, and a few punch needle pieces

 More hooked pieces and my dyed wool

More hooked pieces and my dyed wool

While talking to people, I like to show that you can create whatever kind of rug you'd like.  When I teach a rug hooking class, I bring books, magazines, and show pictures from other rug hooking artists.  This way, any style can be incorporated into a rug for the floor, a table runner for a holiday, a set of mug rugs for your tea or coffee, or what have you!  A hooked piece can be incorporated into any decor, it just involves finding the right pattern and colors. 

 Hand of Hamsa - made by myself for a Bat Mitzvah gift.

Hand of Hamsa - made by myself for a Bat Mitzvah gift.

 A beautiful rug by Rachelle LeBlanc.  A great example of hooking figures as well as using a picture.  https://rachelleleblanc.wordpress.com/

A beautiful rug by Rachelle LeBlanc.  A great example of hooking figures as well as using a picture.  https://rachelleleblanc.wordpress.com/

 A primitive little crow checking out the sunflowers.  Hooked by me.

A primitive little crow checking out the sunflowers.  Hooked by me.

 This was hooked from a child's drawing. I'm afraid I can't find the artist's name (hooker or child...lol)  But it shows that you can hook anything!

This was hooked from a child's drawing. I'm afraid I can't find the artist's name (hooker or child...lol)  But it shows that you can hook anything!

I am now off to create my very first newsletter!  If you'd like to receive this newsletter, you can sign up on my contact page.  I would love to hear from you!