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We are rebuilding this calendar, using info shared at our show in Montpelier in November of 2022.
Most groups have gotten back to meeting in person, though there will continue to be online events via ZOOM or other means.
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Spring Meeting and Hook-In 2023
May 20 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
May 20: Hook-In / Business Meeting / Workshops
GMRHG Spring Membership Meeting with Hook-in and Workshops
May 20, 2023—9 am until 3 pm
Workshops 11-2:30 with break for lunch.
Our Lady of Angels Roman Catholic Church Hall—43 Hebard Hill Road in Randolph, Vermont
Please join us for our spring membership meeting and hook-in! You will also have an opportunity to enroll in two workshops (for an additional fee). There will be two vendors on site for this event and a Tea Cup Auction!
Coffee and tea will be provided. Bring your own lunch and consider bringing a snack to share.
Registration for hook-in and for workshops is at https://gmrhg.org/events/
Hook-In is Free for Members, $20 for non-members.
Workshop Registration is separate, but includes the hook-in/meeting: $40 for Members, $70 for non-members.
JOIN! it’s only $25 a year and you get free hook-in, discount on workshop, and quarterly newsletters, and more.
Felting/ hooking workshop with Jennifer Davey
This will be a 3-hour workshop to learn how to use felting in your hooked projects. You will learn how to do basic needle/wet felting incorporating your backing into the process. Most felting materials will be provided but you will need to bring a piece of backing made out of natural fiber like linen or cotton (not synthetic) that is about 4 inches square and partially hooked. We will felt the edge and whatever else is left unhooked so leave at least a half-inch around the edge unhooked. Participants will go home with a finished piece and directions to repeat the process at home. Workshop fee includes felting materials. $40 Members; $70 non-members
Jennifer Davey has been hooking for 24 years and about 10 years ago started exploring felting and how to mix the two techniques. She prefers to hook with narrow strips of wool to get more detail into her work. She also enjoys dyeing her own fabric as well as using thrift store finds. Her real love is creating fiber art and being involved with hanging and showing fiber art.
Jennifer has explored felting in her hooked work and experimented with various techniques. She is happy to help others learn enough to set them on their own path of discovery using mixed media.
Jennifer lives in Post Mills Vermont and hooks with a small group of friends weekly and attends other groups when time allows.
Jennifer has been secretary, president, vice-president and a member-at-large on the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild Board since 2014. She has also taken charge of the hang at the Hooked in the Mountains Shows since 2016. Recently she has joined the Surface Design Association which encourages all kinds of fiber artists and is helping them find exhibition opportunities.
Learn to Hook Rugs
This one-day class is an introduction to “Traditional” rug hooking. The instruction will include the basic techniques to hook the pattern provided. Discussions will cover tools and equipment, different fibers, techniques and finishing methods, and much more. All supplies and instruction are included in the 3-hour workshop. $40 Members; $70 non-members
Fern Strong has been teaching rug hooking since 1995. She has been a member of the GMRHG for many years. She is presently the guild secretary.