Saturday, February 2, 2013

Sauder Village Hooking Retreat ~

The two day hook-in at Sauder Village in Archbold, Ohio, was great fun.  So many talented hookers.  Here is a sampling of the rugs being hooked.

This was one of my favorite rugs.  Such great colors.

Melissa was hooking Barbara Carroll's Distlefink pattern.  She changed the bird to look like her lovebird.

The hooker of this rug lived in Hawaii for a time and she is hooking this from a photo she had taken.  It is a rather large rug and she is hooking it in a  3, 4, and 5 cut!!!

Thirza was hooking this huge rug with hand torn strips.  The colors were truly magnificent.  The picture does not capture the beauty.

Isn't this a fun rug.  This hooker said she normally hooks "dirty".

Bobbie, the Evening stitcher, was making great progress on her Wendy Miller (The Red Saltbox) rug.

Katie of Kidl de Divey Woolens was hooking this wonderful bed rug in a 6 cut.  She is the fastest hooker you've ever seen.  (I love you, Katie!)

I was trying to talk her in to giving it to me . . . lol!

I am hooking the Tin Rooster, a pattern from Star Rug Company.  This is my progress day one. 

And day two.  I was hoping to get more done since I am hooking it in a nine cut.  {Big sigh.}  

Thanks so much for stopping by.
Pug hugs :)


  1. Enjoyed seeing these wonderful projects. Such talent!

  2. Lots of great rugs there. Your rooster pattern is fun. It looks like a Lauren-esque rug :)

  3. Wow Lauren! I do believe I have never seen so many awesome rugs all together in one place! Gorgeous rugs!!
    Thank-you as always for taking and sharing the photos!!
    Cathy G

  4. Evening Lauren, such talent, wonderful hooked pieces....I agree with you, that is a really great rug, Blessings Francine.

  5. What a fun time Lauren. So many different but wonderful rugs, lovely colors and designs. Looking forward to seeing your rug as it progresses, I have never hooked in a nine cut. Greetings, Julie.

  6. Thank you so much for taking the time to take pictures, and to add them to your blog and share with us !! I LOVE looking at all of the wonderful rugs in progress, and your rug, my dear is coming along very well !! That pattern is awesome ! Glad you had a good time !1

  7. Thanks for taking us along on your retreat. Love seeing all the rugs.

  8. Thanks for being such a dear and showing us all the nice rugs. mmm I love that bed rug too. Your rug is looking awesome. Wow, a #9 cut...

    I'm a fine cut hooker and it's a snail pace hooking but a #9 ,woah... that must go real fast.

    I'm so glad that you had a great time at Sauder and that you took the time to share with us who can't go.

  9. So great to see all that talent; very inspiring. Thank you for sharing. Looks like a great time!!

  10. Maybe one day I'll get to Sauder, in the meantime thank you for taking us there with your photos and information. Nice projects all.


  11. Beautiful rugs! You made some serious progress on your rooster in 2 days!

  12. Loooove that bed rug! I can't stop looking at the pics!

  13. what a room of talent! I love that bed rug

  14. I always really enjoy looking at all the different rugs that people hook. I love when you get to go to a retreat. It looks like such a fun thing to go do someday.

  15. Looks like fun! I love to stay at Sauder Village. The colors in Katie's rug are really beautiful ~ and she is anhooking machine, isn't she!!

  16. Loved seeing all your photos from the Sauder hook in - you guys have so many events up there - you are so lucky! It was fun seeing Katie's bed rug photo - I am doing the same rug - color planned by Dianne Kelly. I can't believe she is finished with the rug she started a few weeks ago in Jacksonville at Off the Ocean - I agree - she is the fastest and I am undoubtedly the slowest Take care and have a great week - PS love the colors on your new rug! Mel

  17. Love your photos...thanks for sharing!

  18. Great rugs! Thanks for sharing. I love Katie too, such a sweetheart. One of these days I will get to Sauder. It looks like fun.


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