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Thursday, July 5, 2012

New Rug Hooking Shop in NW Arkansas...

Rug hookers NW Arkansas have a new place to hangout. Blackbird Wool & Collectibles is in down town Rogers,Ar. The shop is the brain child of a sweet lady named Sherri Barnhill.They are open Thursday,Friday and Saturday from 10:00 till 5:00.
 If you are in that part of Arkansas you have to stop by and tell Sherri Vicki sent you.
 Wool, patterns,laughter and collectibles can all be found at Blackbird Wool.

 What a beautiful shop.

Happy Hooking,

Saturday, June 30, 2012

Stolen Rugs....

I want to share this info.As a rug hooker I think we need to help each other.I got this info from Fisheye Rugs
It is such a shame that there are people will steal someones hard work.

Dear Rug Hookers,
Last week I was teaching a workshop in Ohio for a small group in a local church.  Two rugs were stolen from the church sometime after class on Tuesday and before class began Wednesday morning.  The room was filled with wool, hooking equipment including frames and cutters, other rugs and a digital projector.  None of those items were touched.  Please forward this email on to your rug hooking guilds and groups.  If you are a frequent follower of Ebay, Craigslist or any other internet site that sells things I would appreciate it if you would be on the look out for the rugs.  I am offering a reward for information leading to the return of the rugs.

Rug #1 is my Crocodile Mola design.  It was featured in the November/December 2011 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine.  It was exhibited at the ATHA Biennial exhibit in Lancaster, PA in October 2011 and at the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild exhibit at the Shelburne Museum in November 2011.  The rug is 36 x 48.  

Rug #2 is my Pumpkins and Leaves design.  It was hooked by Linda Woodbury and has been exhibited at many local shows in New Jersey.  The rug is 28 x 40.

I have attached photos below.
If you have any info please contact me or Linda.

Thank you,
Norma Batastini

Please keep your eyes out for these rugs.....if you have anything to share and need contact information for Norma, just send  a quick e-mail (fisheyerugs AT hotmail DOT com). 

Live Deeply and help a fellow hooker,

Friday, June 15, 2012

Some of the Rugs from NWA Hook-inand Rug Show.

I  wanted to post some of the rugs from the rug show at the NWA Hook-in.
This is hooked in a piece of wool.
All the rugs were great and I loved seeing them all.
This was a very big rug.
I will post more pictures very soon.

Happy Hooking,

Friday, April 20, 2012

2012 NWA Hook-in and Rug Show

9:00 am till 5:00 pm 
Admission  $20.00
Includes:Lunch & Souvenir
Again this year we are having one day classes the day before the hook-in, June 8,2012 from 10:00 till 4:00.
  Classes are $50.00.   Kits cost is payed to teacher the day of class.
 This years classes are:

Victoria Hart Ingalls

This mini project has a little bit of fine hooking, a little bit of prodding and some french knotting on the back of the sheep. It also demonstrates an easy way to hook a basket. It could be framed as a picture, made into a small pillow, basket top or attached to a purse or bag. Kit cost will $35.00

Janice Johnson 

  Janice will be teaching low contract (making rug look old).
Cost of the pattern on linen is normally $73.00. I am giving a 15% discount for students making the price $63.00. Wool will be available to purchase. May use your own also.


Vicki Hardcastle
For my class we will be needle felting. This is not the pattern above be it will be posted very soon.I want to teach you how to add felting to you rugs.You will also learn sculpting with the felt.Kit cost is $25.00 with pattern.

Aileen Anderson  Creative Backgrounds....... info and pictures to come.