Thursday, 27 February 2014

Next meeting of the Yarra Valley Rug makers

Hello to all Rug Makers and would be Rug Makers.
Our next meeting will be held on Saturday 8th March in Loch, Sth Gippsland. If you have never been before you can fill out the contact form on the right of the page and we will get back to you asap with the details.
Please bring a plate to share. Cuppas will be available

All welcome.

Saturday, 8 February 2014

Strathalbyn Rug Making Expo

I would like to bring to the attention of all Rug Makers and potential Rug Makers an advanced notice of an exciting Rug Hooking event which will take place in the beautiful historic town of Strathalbyn in S.A, on 11th and 12th October this year.
A variety of workshops will be available for both beginners and the more experienced rug hookers.

Traditional rug hooking; Proddy; 3D / Sculptural hooking; Toothbrush rug making; Hooking an A3 facial portrait from a photograph; Fibre Sculptures; Dyeing Safely in the Kitchen; Braiding Techniques.
Sessions will be at : 9:00am-12noon & 1:00pm- 4:00pm   at the cost of $65 per session.
Enquiries & Bookings:
Phone: Judith (08)8536-33451                              
Email :

Make sure to mark it on your calendar now. It promises to be an eventful weekend.
As part of the weekend you might be interested in entering the Rug Making challenge. So get those hooks polished, your wool stash organised and your imaginations active.
Details are on the right.

February Meeting of the Yarra Valley Rugmakers

On a very hot 40⁰ day, six brave souls struggled from their air-conditioned car into an lovely air-conditioned cafe at the Burrinja Gallery in Upwey. We had a wonderful day together despite all that. May people wandered in to say Hi and checked out what we were doing. Many questions asked and stories told. It was great day. Robyne's daughter Ruby dropped in to join us for some lunch, dropping of her budding artist daughter, Sadie to stay with grand-ma for the weekend. 

 We talked about a bulk buy of white wool from the US. This will happen a little further down the track. 
We also chatted about upcoming events such as the Strathalbyn Rug Hooking Expo in October, the Narrawilly weekend of rugging and sharing in Milton, NSW and the Beautiful Botanics Rug making challenge and competition, organised for the Strath Expo. More about some of these in another post.


But at three in the afternoon we were ready to go home, having decided that we do miss the cosyness of home meetings. So there's some food for thought for the next meeting.
Blessings to all our rug makers and potential rug makers. Please be encouraged to come along next month. 

Sunday, 2 February 2014

Next meeting of the Yarra Valley Rug Makers

Good day fellow Rug Makers and would be rug makers

Just letting everyone know that the next meeting of the Yarra Valley rug makers will be next Saturday 8th February, 10.30AM at the Burrinja Gallery Upwey. All welcome. We will be meeting as last month in the Gallery Cafe.
Hope you'll drop in and say hi, better still, bring a project, rug or other craft and join us.
If you would like to learn how to hook a rug we would love to help you get started.
See you there. :)