I took my show on the road and spent the better part of Saturday at One Good Woman in Camp Hill PA, a wonderful shop filled with beautiful gifts, the aroma of incredible coffee beans, and specialty food items.
I set up my table with a display of some hooked items I made: teapot trivets, footstools with hooked toppers, and my vintage hankie moth-chaser sachets. I sat and hooked another trivet (which was purchased by someone willing to wait a few days for it to be completed) and greeted and talked with many customers. I asked most of them, men and women alike, if they had ever done rug hooking. Most said, “no”, but quite a few did knitting, crochet or other fiber crafts. Some owned treasured hooked rugs done by a granny and were eager to learn a bit about the craft.
I talked up my group, the Magdalena Rug Hookers; Rug Hooking Magazine- the wonderful resource for all things hooked; and rug hooking in general. I felt like an ambassador for traditional rug hooking! I can’t hide my enthusiasm for this traditional fiber art.
I met many nice people, sold some of my hooked pieces, and had a great day.
There’s a lot of beauty out there, and in the faces of the folks at One Good Woman!