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2018 Show Speakers

This List of Speakers  and Schedule (below) is subject to change.  Check back closer to the show for updates.

Featured artist Anne Cox  will speak about her art in her gallery space  on 10/17 from 10 – 11 AM and again on Sun, 10/21 10-11 AM

Featured artist Kris  McDermet will speak about her art  on Thurs 10/18, 10- 11 AM and again on Sat 10/20 at 1 -2 PM in her gallery space.  She will also lead a Braided Rug Gallery Walk om Thursday 10/18 from 4-5:00 PM.

Stephanie Allen-Krause will speak about Some Popular Ways of Finishing Rugs.

Kathleen Herbert, collector of antique rugs and rug hooker herself, will show and speak about rugs from her personal collection.

Nancy Jewett of Fluff and Peachy Bean Designs will speak on Color Theory and Planning.

Katie Wood Kirchhoff, curator from the Shelburne Museum, will speak about curating textiles.

Ania Knap will speak about Hooking Glass ala Louis Tiffany.

Lisanne Miller of W. Cushing & Co. and P is for Primitive, will talk about Backgrounds and Borders.

Amy Oxford, owner of The Oxford Company and designer of the Oxford Punch Needle  will talk about punching techniques for a variety of stitch effects using a sampler she developed for use in her school, The Oxford Rug Hooking School.

Mary Jane Peabody, from White Mountain Woolen Magic Guild in NH will do a slide presentation, Cheticamp Rugs and Elizabeth LeFort, Canada’s Most Renowned Rughooker.

Janet Starr, Occupational Therapist will inform us on best practices for hand health in her presentation Joint Protection for Happy Hands.

India Tresseult, will speak on Japanese Tamarie Balls


(subject to change – updated 10/2/18)

Wednesday 10/17  –  from 10-11:   Featured Artist Anne Cox in her gallery space

Wednesday 10/17  –  from 1-2:00  India Tresseult on Japanese Tamarie Balls.

Wednesday 10/17  – from 2:30 – 3:30  Kathleen HerbertThe History of Rug Hooking in North America

Wednesday 10/17 – from 4 – 5:00  Mary Jane Peabody Cheticamp Rugs and Elizabeth LeFort, Canada’s Most Renowned Rug Hooker.

Thursday 10/18  from 10-11:  Featured Artist Kris McDermet in her gallery space

Thursday 10/18 – from 1-2:  Nancy Jewett on Color Theory and Planning

Thursday 10/18  – from 4-5:00:  Kris McDermetBraided Rug Gallery Walk

Friday 10/19 –  from 10-11:00:  Janet Starr:   Joint Protection for Happy Hands.

Friday 10/19 – from 1-2:00:  Amy OxfordPunch Needle Possibilities (I didn’t know you could do THAT with a punch!)

Friday 10/19 – from 2:30 – 3:30:  Lisanne Miller:  Backgrounds and Borders

Friday 10/19 – from 4-5:00:  Katie Wood Kirchhoff,  Curator from Shelburne Museum on curating textiles.

Saturday 10/20 – from 10-11:00:  Stephanie Allen-KrauseSome Popular Ways of Finishing Rugs

Saturday 10/20 –  from 1-2: Featured Artist Kris McDermet in her gallery space

Saturday 10/20 – from 2:30 – 3:30:  Ania KnapHooking Stained Glass in the Louis Tiffany Way

Sunday 10/21  – from 10-11:00: Featured Artist Anne Cox in her gallery space



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