Wednesday, 22 November 2017

HO HO MERRY CHRISTMAS??.........WHOA MERRY POTLUCK!

                                                pattern by Ingrid hooked by Dolores

Can you believe it?????? We had a few snowflakes and where has November gone??????  Christmas?

Come celebrate the season with a True Pot Luck, yes folks we have no clue what we are eating on Monday November 30th from 10-2 at Grace Church but I know rug hookers and it is always abundant and delicious. 
So bring your favorite dish to share and see you there! Oh and did I mention your rug hooking?? I don't know about you but I never seem to get more than 6 loops pulled!

As a special treat we will have 3 vendors this year, Pam Duncan, Debbie Harris & Karen Kaiser so maybe a little Christmas shopping can be done as well.


Remember as we enter into this special time of year it is a time to reflect on what has been and be excited of what is yet to come!

Also please remember those you are less fortunate than yourself and give any way you can. I know we all try but the little extras are always appreciated in our communities.

We ARE fortunte!!!! pass it on!

Sunday, 5 November 2017

Rug Mystery

This lovely rug is the subject of a mystery.  It is based on a drawing done by a soldier named Oscar Rogers who was stationed at Fogo Island's radar station in Newfoundland during WWII.  He asked a local woman to create a hooked rug from his drawing.


The completed rug has had pride of place on the wall of Oscar's Minden, Ontario cottage for as long as the family remembers.

It is also thought that a second rug was created for another soldier stationed at Fogo Island - he was smitten by the design and asked the same woman to create one for him.

Oscar's son Norman travelled to Newfoundland this past summer, and tried to find out who hooked the rug, but hasn't yet been able to connect with anyone who might know.

Are you familiar with Fogo Island's hooked rug tradition?  Maybe you know who created the rug?  Or....maybe you know something about the second rug created for another soldier?

If you have any clues, please send an email to nrhookers (at) gmail (dot) com.

Franklin Carmichael

During our hook-in I noticed a beautiful Franklin Carmichael hooked rug called Mirror Lake.  Our Northumberland Group is organizing a Group of Seven Workshop and I am wondering who hooked this rug and where they got the pattern.

I was also struck with aw at this beautiful tea cozy, not your traditional choice but wow! was it breathing taking, whose is this and where did they find a pattern for it.
Can anyone help?
Please email to this site Northumberland Rug Hookers!

Thanks!

What a great day we all had!!

Tuesday, 31 October 2017

Fantastic Hook In!


We had a great time yesterday at our biennial hook in.  There were more than 100 hookers in attendance and all enjoyed a lovely day of friendship (and hooking!).

Stew Sprague gave a great presentation on the theme of "The Art of Rug Hooking".

There were lots of vendors, and they seemed to have a pretty busy day:
We enjoyed some wonderful food, courtesy of many of our members!
There were some great table decorations, thanks to our very own Sheila Simpson!
We had the opportunity to vote on our favourite rugs and here are some of the winners.



The vendors donated some very generous prizes for our draws, including a lovely frame from John Boorman.

By the end of the day, we were all pretty pooped:

And now....for the rugs!  Hopefully I've captured all of them.  If you have any more photos to add, please send them along!