Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild 

Early Summer Hook-in Scheduled

Join us Sunday, June 5, 2016 from 9:30am to 3:00pm in Brattleboro for a day of hooking, visiting, Show & Tell and a raffle at the Marlboro College Grad Center overlooking the Connecticut River in downtown Brattleboro.

Carolyn Webb will give a talk and demonstration on needle-felting, including techniques for making pictorial felt designs and 3-D felting.  She will have many sample pieces, and there will be felting books, magazines, and materials to peruse.

She has been having fun with textiles pretty much all her life, starting with knitting which she learned from her mother, Lulu.  Carolyn recently began rug hooking, and loves to knit, embroider, felt, and embellish just about anything.  She has taught nuno and wet felting for many years and has also taught children and adults to knit and embroider.  Before returning to New England last summer, she lived in Tucson, Arizona, where she was involved in several Weaving and Spinning Guilds.

Carolyn will also offer a needle-felting workshop for beginners.  In the workshop participants will make a needle-felted pin of simple shape (flower, animal, or abstract).  The workshop kit includes wool roving, needle, sample designs, and materials to finish the pin.  Price for workshop is $25, including kit,  (not including foam, which will be available for use.)  The workshop will last one hour, and will be limited to six participants.  If you are interested in this workshop, please contact Carolyn atcactuscarrie10@gmail.com.
  
Bring your own lunch and a snack to share, tea and coffee provided.

Click here for more details and to register.

Applications Being Accepted for the 2016 Patty Yoder Scholarship

Please consider applying for the Patty Yoder Scholarship.  As a Yoder Scholar, one is able to attend a “Hooked in the Mountains” workshop because the scholar’s tuition is paid in full by donations from the family and friends of Patty Yoder to the Yoder Scholarship Fund.  We will award 2 scholarships.

 

Any paid GMRHG member may apply for a scholarship except for present board members.

The 2016 Hooked in the Mountains Workshops will be held during the 2016 Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show, October 19-23, 2014.   

 

Click here for more information and to apply. 

Featured Artists and Workshops Announced for the 2016 Hooked in the Mountains Rug Show and Fiber Art Exhibition

We are pleased to announce the Featured Artists for the 2016 Rug Show being held October 19-23, 2016 at the Champlain Valley Exposition in Essex Junction, VT.

Plans are progressing well for the Show.   The Vendor Area is sold out and Committees are forming to plan every aspect of the Show.  

Our 2016 Featured Artists:

Davey DeGraff, Hinesburg, VT

Liz Alpert Fay, Sandy Hook, CT

Jackye Hanson, Scarborough, ME

 

Workshops:

In addition, there is a wonderful selection of workshops scheduled.   Plan to take a three-day or one-day workshop with your favorite teachers.   Whether you are a traditional rug hooker, use a punch needle, want to hone you dye skills or try needle felting, there's a workshop for you!   For more information on the workshops see the 2016 Rug Show tab on the left or visit:  www.hookedinthemountainsworkshops.com

Upcoming events

05 Jun 2016 9:30 AM (EDT) • Marlboro College Graduate Center, Brattleboro, VT
29 Jul 2016 9:00 AM (EDT) • Holiday Inn, Rutland, VT
19 Oct 2016 (EDT) • Champlain Valley Exposition, Essex Junction, VT

2016 Raffle Rug Is Finished!


This is the raffle rug for the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild’s Hooked in the Mountains XVIII Rug Show at the Champlain Valley Expo Center in Essex, Vermont, October 19-23. 

Raffle Tickets go on soon on the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild website and will be for sale at all Guild events.

The following rug hooking artists made the 8 rectangles and many thanks to them for creating such imaginative designs.  They donated their pieces to the guild several years ago.  The 8 rectangles had been part of the Circus Train Exhibit at the Shelburne Museum in Shelburne, VT.
 
Joanne Millen
John Woodard
Susan Gingas
Anne Marie Littenberg
Polly Alexander
Debra Boudrieau
Kim Dubay
Judith Osler Phillips
 
Each rectangle will be surrounded with braid, then joined together with a hooked border on the top and bottom and finished off with 2-3 more rows of braid. 
 
The overall size will be approximately 3 feet 10 inches by 6 feet 11 inches.
 
Click here to purchase raffle tickets.

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Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization dedicated to educating the public about the fine art of rug hooking.  For more information Click here to contact our Guild President Jennifer Davey. 

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