Posted by: laurawp | August 17, 2011

Hooker Hill Rug Retreat Activities

Fun class orchestrated by Kathy Clark

Unique to Hooker Hill, their Mini-class spans 2 afternoons; this really gives the teacher and students a chance to try something new and accomplish a lot.  This year it was Kathy Clark’s Altered Art mini class.  Students were invited to choose from several different motifs, which they hooked.  Next day, they trimmed and pasted their hooked motif onto a canvas with lots of optional materials, do-das, buttons, words, etc.  i can’t tell you all the details, since I didn’t take the class, but check it all out on Kathy’s website; www.Briarwoodfolkart.com

Larry & Kathy Clark both enjoy hooking.

Enjoying the hooking world from 2 different approaches; Larry likes the fine-cut detail and Kathy likes the wide-cut old fashion.  I’m sure this cuts down on strip swiping… unless Larry cuts Kathy’s #10 strips into several #3 strips.  No… he’d never do that!

Larry Shows & Tells about the Oriental Bench

Looks like Larry decided  it was Cherry Blossom time for his version of ‘Oriental Bench’, a pattern by Jane Flynn.  I have a copy of this pattern in my to-do pile.  When Larry finds the right bench, he’ll finish this up by attaching it.

Kathy Shows & Tells her running bunny.

Kathy started this rug last year at Hooker Hill.  She has hooked it in #10 cut… the designer is Charles Gay.  I love her version… it seems to have a golden curtain in the background.

Gail Becker Shows & Tells a CA Postcard

Gail has proposed a CA Postcard Challenge for the Monterey Fiber Jam: http://www.flyingdoghookery.com/Arc.html.  Her challenge is open to everyone, regardless of whether you can attend the Fiber Jam or not.  Cai King has really gotten into the swing of it; this is one of many she brought to Hooker Hill.  What you’re not seeing is the poetic message, address, stamp and copywrite on the backside of each of her CA postcards.  

Gail's 1st CA postcard - a scene from her home town.

As the idea for her CA postcard Challenge was still in her head, Gail hooked this 1st one to see if it was feasible.  She finds the barns in Turlock are different than those of North Dakota (where her family is from).

Hooker Hill Reception at 5pm

From 5pm until the dinner bell, we enjoyed a reception each day.  a time to get together, relax with some refreshments and compare notes about our day.  The Wool Poppy President, Katie Bausch-Ude, keeps us informed about the next day’s activities.

Yes, the Wool Poppy’s run a great little Rug Retreat!

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Responses

  1. Laura, Your comments about HHRR are most appreciated. I like reading about camp through your eyes. You have a wonderful way with words.
    Gail


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