Wooly fun at the Woolwrights' Hook-In.

This past Saturday was the annual Woolwrights’ Hook-In in Lancaster, PA.  This guild always does a fantastic job planning and hosting a day filled with hooking, shopping, networking and fun.

There were many great vendors: Heavens to Betsy [Betsy Reed]; The Wool Studio [Rebecca Erb]; Homespun Woolens [Kay Leisey]; The Wool ‘N Gardener [Jan Cole]; Fluff & Peachy Bean Designs [Nancy Jewett]; Heart in Hand Rug Hooking [Norma Batastini]; Handmaiden Designs [Debra Henkel]; Mason Dixon Guild; Robin Rennie; The Wool Farm [Loris Blandford]; and Joyce Schaum Basketry.  Judy Carter had a table and was selling her book, Hooking Animals, and displaying her amazing hooked pieces. 

The featured artist this year was Marion Sachs, who exhibited her very large and impressive collection of hooked rugs.  Marion is a master of fine shading with her favorite #3 cut wool, which she dyes herself.  Her work is truly inspiring.  I enjoyed meeting her and talking about her love of hooking.  The photo below shows her with her latest rug, which is in the most beautiful colors! 

I didn’t get much hooking done on my Five Fish design, but I was too busy seeing what others were working on and making new friends.  The best part was that by the time we went out to our car to leave, the snow had melted and the sun was shining!

There’s a lot of beauty out there, and it was pretty dazzling at the Woolwrights’ Hook-In!

Marion's rug, Hoot, designed by David Galchutt.

Marion's rug, Hoot, designed by David Galchutt.

Marion Sachs with her current project [also designed by David Galchutt]  in brilliant colors she dyed herself.

Marion Sachs with her current project [also designed by David Galchutt]  in brilliant colors she dyed herself.

Some of Marion's large and beautiful rugs.

Some of Marion's large and beautiful rugs.

Another rug hooked by Marion Sachs.  I love the bright colors on the light background.

Another rug hooked by Marion Sachs.  I love the bright colors on the light background.

Judy Carter brought her amazing animals, which are fun to see up close and personal.

Judy Carter brought her amazing animals, which are fun to see up close and personal.

More of Judy Carter's animal creations.

More of Judy Carter's animal creations.

There was a rug show for the rest of us..... The top rug was designed and hooked by Linda Kerlin.  The colorful hit or miss rug was hooked by Rhonda Gillispie Bateman.

There was a rug show for the rest of us..... The top rug was designed and hooked by Linda Kerlin.  The colorful hit or miss rug was hooked by Rhonda Gillispie Bateman.

I love this color study.  This rug was created by Sharon Saknit.

I love this color study.  This rug was created by Sharon Saknit.

A fun chicken rug hooked by fellow Magdalena Rug Hooker, Candi Derr!

A fun chicken rug hooked by fellow Magdalena Rug Hooker, Candi Derr!