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Sunday, June 14, 2009

Hooker News


We now have 30 members.

Discussion from the meeting of June 9:
1. We decided at an earlier meeting that we would not be demonstrating at the Exhibition. If you would however, wish to volunteer for security or to be a judge for hooked entries, please call Dorothy. The Ex is on from Aug. 4-9.

2. We will tentatively book the Annex of Harmony House for a retreat next year during the first weekend in June. Those who attended this year will be asked for suggestions about what they liked and what could be improved.

3.Mark your calendar.....Hook in on June 20 at Jo's farm.We will be able to see her spring lambs and her wonderful yarn. Jo has invited the weavers and spinners, so it will be a very interesting afternoon. Plan to arrive for a potluck lunch at noon. I will email the directions to her farm. If you need a ride or have room for passengers, please send me a note. It might be a good idea to
bring a lawn chair.

4.A beginners' dye class will be arranged.

5. Susan offered to help seek out exhibit space for our elevator display. We have close to 30 signed up for the project from 6 provinces. The most recent to express interest is a lady from Waterloo University. Look for a photo of Jan's elevator rug on the blog. She was working on it at the retreat.

6. Two new rug hooking publications will be released soon. The least expensive way to buy them is by ordering from a company like Amazon.ca rather than from Rug Hooking Magazine. (For example, Hooked Rug Landscapes is $31.90 from RHM and $21.39 from Amazon.ca). There is free shipping for orders over $39. We can pre-order and they will ship as soon as the books are released. Send me an email if you would like to order one or both of these books.
  • Pictorial Hooked Rugs by Green Jane Halliwell (Paperback - Oct. 2009) Buy new: CDN$ 20.76 Available for Pre-order. Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping. Jane's first book on pictorials was excellent, with information on how to dye and hook everything from rocks to skies, roads to rivers. She assured me that this new book was even better.
  • Celebration of Hand-Hooked Rugs XIX by Rug Hooking Magazine (Paperback - Aug 2009) Buy new: CDN$ 20.76 Available for Pre-order. Eligible for FREE Super Saver Shipping. This is the collection of this year's award winning rugs, with our group well represented by Cindi's rug.
Take care,
Rita

*photo credit: docman at Flickr (Creative Commons licensed)

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