Brandywine Hook-In

On Saturday, October 25th, the Brandywine Rug Hooking Guild hosted their annual hook-in and it was fun!  As usual, I didn’t get much actual rug hooking done, because there are always lots of wonderful distractions. 

The vendors were in full force with countless yards of dyed, and “as is” wool, hooking frames, hooks, snippet baskets, frame covers, etc.  We were each given a Brandywine shopping bag as we entered, and mine got filled up pretty quickly.  I was buying a bit of wool for a friend, but I must admit that most of it was for my next project or other future projects.  One can never have too much wool!

I took my Hooking Animals book by Judy Carter [published by Stackpole Books and presented by Rug Hooking Magazine] and had her autograph it.  What a beautiful book filled with her amazing hooking artistry!

I met new friends, talked with old friends, and enjoyed the rug show.  I was actually stopped in my tracks when I saw The Recipe, my pattern in the Sept/Oct 2014 issue of Rug Hooking Magazine, hanging up.  I thought someone must have taken it down off the wall in my studio and sneaked it into the show, but it was hooked by someone who did a great job even with the quillie bubbles and flat artistically dyed wool for the sky. 

Thanks to all the members of the Brandywine Rug Hooking Guild for another wonderful day spent with rug hooking enthusiasts.

There’s a lot of beauty out there, and at the Brandywine Hook-in!

I took my The Fox and The Crow rug to hang in the show.  This pattern is available on the Shop page of my website.

I took my The Fox and The Crow rug to hang in the show.  This pattern is available on the Shop page of my website.

This is my pattern, The Recipe, hooked by another rug hooker.  Fun to see hanging in the show!

Judy Carter brought her rug, Iggie...

Judy Carter brought her rug, Iggie...

Cindy Irwin's wonderful fairy rug was there.....

Cindy Irwin's wonderful fairy rug was there.....

Nancy Parcels' Star Barn rug was there....

Nancy Parcels' Star Barn rug was there....

This Gears rug hooked by Gloria McPherson, a fellow Magdalena Rug Hooker, was there.... as well as many many other great rugs.

This Gears rug hooked by Gloria McPherson, a fellow Magdalena Rug Hooker, was there.... as well as many many other great rugs.