Judy Taylor did a wonderful presentation and demonstration of rug hooking with yarn.  She prefers yarn over the more usual fabric strips.IMG_4391

She designed and made this frame to hold the work, and here she’s showing the hook she uses to pull the yarn up from behind the backing.

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The pattern is drawn on the backing fabric with Sharpie pen, and then the yarn is hooked up through it to fill in all the spaces.

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Here’s a view of the back, showing how a loop of yarn is formed over the hook.  This also gives you a view of she lays in the rows of loops.

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Designs can be bold and graphic…

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Or amazingly detailed.

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Judy’s written two books about her techniques and also has kits and materials for sale at her website, Little House Rugs.  Check it out!

 

We also had our end-of-the-meeting year potluck and swore in our new slate of officers for the September 2017-May 2018 meeting year.

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From left, Graham Humphrey, President; Gail Parris, Treasurer; Susan Lindsey, Secretary; and Toni Burton, Program Co-Chair. The other Program Co-Chair,  Jeff Botton, wasn’t present.

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