Saturday, 4 March 2017

March meeting of the Yarra valley Rug makers

We had a wonderful meeting today with all of  four of us present.  it was lovely to have Anne Marie with us again too.

Anne's craft room

 We first had a drooling tour through Anne's craft room. Joy was needing some rug wool to whip the edges of the finished panels of her Psalm 23 staircase rugs and wouldn't you know it, Anne had the right wool in the right colour. I'm not kidding, you really can find whatever you want in Anne's craft room. It is a crafters paradise, but there was a condition attached to this.
For Joy to be able to use it she first had to untangle the massive criss cross wound skein that it came in.  she soon discovered that this was not one continuous length of wool, but many short lengths of approx 10 metres each (only guessing the lengths), which is off course fine when you are whipping an edge.
Anne Marie continued with her chair pad rug, which is being hooked with her lovely home spun/ hand dyed wool. Gorgeous colours.

Anne really is nearly finished with her Gene Shepherd Fowl Mood rug

Chris is continuing with her 'Monstera' proggy, which is starting to put her in a fowl mood because it is taking so long to complete.  I (Chris) have decided that hooky is my preferred style of rug making. I have already gone through what seems like miles of wool, but much more is required. I would have preferred to use polar fleece but have found green hard to find in Op Shops- not Anne though, she has green, and from the Op Shops. So my good old wool is the stand-by. Miles more dyeing to complete as well, in lots of shades of green.
 Maybe I am exaggerating jus tad, but not too much. I am looking forward to moving it along on the frame so I can check out the front. Right now it just looks like a bunch of green stripes.

Anne's 'Fowl Mood'

Joy's Psalm 23 rugs

After a delicious on the go lunch, we had a brief discussion about available accommodation at next year's TIGHR conference in the UK, to which at least two of us hope to attend, maybe more.  After this Joy returned to her untangling and Anne, Anne Marie and I- Chris, returned to our hooking and progging and before we knew it, it was time to go home. Cheers till next time.

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