Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fall Festival

Two weekends ago, my LQS (Olde Green Cupboard) had their annual Fall Festival. They featured several fiber arts besides quilting. I found the Needle Punch interesting. You work from the wrong side. It does not seem difficult but maybe I'm thinking it looks easier than it is.
Here is the front side:
Here are some finished samples. Cute!
But I wondered what I would do with these?
There was Locker Rug Hooking using fabric strips. Very easy.
A finished project....would be neat on a bathroom or kitchen floor.
They also had Wool Rug Hooking. My favorite. Here is my friend Melody (well only Melody's hands) giving a demonstration. Check out her bracelet. It's stunning! She wanted me to try out a bit of wool hooking. I figured out she was in full enabler mode and to try it would be dangerous waters for me. So I resisted. One day though, I'm going to take her up on it and it will all be over.
There was stitching as well but I didn't get pictures.

There are certainly many very talented fiber artists in my area and I'm lucky enough to call several of them friends. A year and a half ago, I had no interests outside of my family and work. My life has really been enriched these past 18 months in ways I didn't think possible. I'm very grateful for that!

16 comments:

Jean in Georgia said...

I enjoy punchneedle from time to time. Shhhh. Don't tell Melody, but I got some stuff to try rug punching...

QuiltSue said...

Looks like that was an interesting day with lots of ideas for the future?

woolwoman said...

Jill is such a master of that needle punch - she does such cute things - it's almost impossible to resist - I am being strong - we have enjoyed you in our groups also Jackie - I'm glad that your needlework endeavors have opened new doors in your life. The days, weeks and months fly by - it's nice to have something to show for your time besides all work and no play. Remember when you get ready to hook - just let me know. Mel

julia said...

Fall festivals are so much fun and so inspirational.

yarnjourney said...

Hi Jackie, you are so lucky to have such a full featured needlecraft shop near you! I love to do needlepunch embroidery too.

Candace said...

Wow - I wish we had a show like that around here! I've SO wanted to try rug hooking, too! I think it's wonderful that you're exploring so many great crafts, Jackie - and getting really good at the ones you've taken on!
Cheers!

Micki said...

It looks like a fun day and very interesting projects, esp. the rug.
Have fun!
Micki

Sharon said...

I've done the punchneedle and and locker hooking and enjoyed it...but I really want to try my hand at rug hooking. I too, have been able to resist it so far....

Jean said...

Looks like the fall festival was a great time! Lots of inspiration and ideas.

Aunt Spicy said...

Hummm, I think the neddlepunch is cute, but do you frame them? Sew them all together? Are the purely decorative?

Teresa said...

I also have been avoiding all those things as I have too much quilting to do to start something new. They sure are tempting though.

So what kind of watch is that you have on?

Lori Holt said...

Hi Jackie
I really like the needlepunch...especially the snowman. I have done a few projects and it really is easy...I think they look like miniture hooked rugs!
It's pretty popular here in Utah and most of the time , I have seen the projects framed or sewn into a pillow.
I'm planning on doing some wool rug hooking someday when I have more time. I think it's so beautiful and functional!
Thanks for sharing...
x
lori

MªDolores said...

Gracias!!,tus trabajos son preciosos ,felicidades,un beso desde España.

Gracie said...

Thanks for visiting my blog. I loved looking at all the pic's on yours. Guess I have to get busy and remember to take the darn camera with me. I'm impressed that you do free motion quilting. Keep on sitiching.

Jeannine said...

Do I need to come over and help? You know how good I am at pointing and saying "Oooh! Shiny! Pretty! You NEED that!" LOL!

Cinnamonamon said...

Wow! I've never seen rug-hooking before! Very cool! :)