August 15, 2009

SAUDER VILLAGE RUG HOOKING EXHIBIT

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This past week, was Sauder Village's Rug Hooking Exhibit in Archbold Ohio. I can't tell you how wonderful it was! I went by myself and had the best time! The exhibits just get better every year. This year I actually remembered to bring my camera. I took quite a few pictures, but I only posted a few this evening. I went with the intention of not buying any more wool...HAH! That never happens..it's like saying a quilter will never buy any more fabric! Rebecca Erb was there and I bought a few pieces from her....she has the most amazing, buttery soft wool and her colors are gorgeous...no need to overdye..they are already perfect for hooking! Then I bought 4 fat quarters from a new vendor this year, "Among Friends". I beleive they are from Indiana and they had beautiful overdyed wool. You know how you have a color in your mind that you want to hook with and can never seem to find it or dye it right...well, I had been looking for a dark, teal-like blue to hook this adaptation of an antique rug..and found it at Among Friends. I bought three pieces...she called it "Blue Plate Special". I don't know if it was her combination, but it is THEEEEE most beautiful blue...cant' wait to hook with it!

3 comments:

Rugs and Pugs said...

I, too, went to Sauder Village alone and enjoyed every minute of it! I'm with you. Rebecca has the most wonderful wools. I ended up with almost 4 yards! I also purchased 2, 1/2 yard pieces of as is wool from North Woods wool.
If money was no object, I would have gone crazy in Wendy Miller's booth. She has the most beautiful dyed wool. Maybe next time.....
Pug hugs :)
Lauren

Sherry said...

Bobbie are you gettin' the urge to start hookin' again?????
Wish I could have gone with you to Sauder!!!! I have only been there the 1st 2 years when they started it.

Sherry

disa said...

I love it ! Very creative ! That's actually really cool Thanks.