Thank you so much for stopping by.
Yesterday was the second annual hook-in in Walnut Creek, Ohio. It was held at the Walnut Creek Mennonite Church. I know Amish country is very commercialized, but I was still picturing this quaint white clapboard church. What a surprise to drive up to a new brick church with attached social hall! The hall was filled with hookers and a number of vendors were set up selling their wares.
I've never been to a rug camp or hooking retreat and this is only my second hook-in I've attented. Normally I do not consider myself a chatty person, but yesterday I spent most of the day talking. I think I only hooked 5 or 6 strips of wool!
This is Tonya and her hubby from Mad Hen Primitives. Ali Strebel from Kindred Spirits is on the far right. Here is some of Ali's dyed roving and wool.
OOPS ;-) This picture was loaded by mistake, but it's just too cute to delete. That's Eema on the left and Loocie to the right.
Here's Deanna (L) and Carole (R) busy working.
As I've mentioned before, Carole is hooker extraordinaire! Her latest project is being worked on an old jute bag that was used to wrap concrete statues. She is leaving the background unhooked. I can't wait to see it completed, and knowing Carole, that will be very soon ;-)
Karin is working on binding her rug.
Voila! All done. The picture just does not do it justice.
Sylvia (smiling at the camera) and Lisa (to her left) are both working on the rug that Karin just completed.
Another northern hooker ~ that's Heidi on the left and seated to the right is Jane. Jane commented on my last blog post that she was going to be at the hook-in and would stop by to say hi. It's always fun to meet someone who reads my blog!
I am not a fine cut hooker ~ never will be ~ but I do admire those who hook with "spaghetti". This rug is being hooked in a #3 cut for her granddaughter (I didn't get any names). What a lucky girl! The hooker also hooks with a wide cut on other rugs. I believe she said she just started this in March.