Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Rug Show 2012

Wow!! What a show!! The 2012 Peconic Ruggers Rug Show was a tremendous success! We were packed with people from beginning to end. Barbara's idea for a pumpkin make it-take it was also a big success, selling over 30 kits. Many of the people who bought the kits expressed an interest in joining the guild. The show was a wonderful experience for all, thanks to the hard work of all the guild members who made it happen. And thanks again to Ken for his work in hanging our rugs.

Thanks as well to Carol for hosting the potluck dinner Saturday night in her lovely home. Her spinach lasagna was delicious as well as all the other dishes brought by everyone who attended.
A good time was had by all.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012


A wonderful time was had by all at our hook-in at the Cutchogue Public Library. The hook-in was
well attended and many beautiful rugs were worked on. The lighting was excellent and there was plenty of space for the group. Many thanks to Sue and Sally for arranging this venue. Unfortunately,
the weather did not cooperate and some members opted to do take out at the Lobster Fest that evening. Some hardy souls, however, decided to brave the weather and had a damp dinner!

Friday, July 20, 2012

NO HOOK IN 7/21 at Hallockville

Hello everyone,  it was brought to my attention that there are adverstisments for a hook in at Hallockville this weekend.  There is no hook in this weekend at Hallockville.  I am unable to determine in how many places this was listed.  I apologize for any inconvenience.

Please check back for details of any future hook ins.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

2012 Peconic Ruggers Rug Show and Sale

Exciting news!!  Our 2012 rug show is coming up so quickly.  This year it is being held in conjunction with the  Hallockville Fall Festival, September 15 & 16: 32nd Annual Hallockville Fall Festival and Craft Show. A North Fork tradition featuring artisan vendors, food, music, children's games, animals, and demonstrations of traditional crafts. 10 AM to 4 PM. Fee.
Admission to the festival gives you admission to our show and sale. We will transform the Naugles Barn into a fiber fest for your eyes.  We will display our rugs on the barn walls, give informal demonstrations on hooking, have a mini workshop to try it out for yourself (details TBD), and vendors selling the most beautiful dyed, off the bolt and recycled wool; used cutters, hooks, frames and books.  It is a fantastic opportunity to buy supplies in person.

Here are some pictures from the 2010 show taken by Clara Jauquet.  We had special guests last time, the Wool Street Journal and g.woolikers were here with us.  What a lovely trio!!

Thursday, June 7, 2012

FiberWorks: Traditional Techniques in Contemporary Forms

Traditional Techniques
in Contemporary Forms
Rogers Memorial Library, Southampton, NY
July 1 - 31, 2012
Reception Saturday July 7, 2012
2-4 pm

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 In these diverse contemporary fiber pieces, Tracy Jamar expands the possibilities of traditional hand-made techniques such as rug hooking, collage, appliqué and embroidery in her contemporary fiber pieces.
Using a combination of new, old and repurposed yarns and fabrics as well as non-traditional materials Jamar works intuitively and spontaneously. On exhibit will be one of a kind works as well as examples from several series inspired by themes of personal interest, such as the Fly Over Land series, based on a sense of place; horse collages and Black T Boros inspired by patched Japanese Boro Noragi textiles.

As an antiques textile restorer and conservator specializing in quilts and hooked rugs for over 30 years in New York City, Jamar is intimately familiar with traditional forms of needlework. In 2009 she returned to college to complete an undergraduate degree at Goddard College in Plainfield, Vt., an independent/individualized study of American History Through Women’s Handmade Textiles. After her studies, Jamar has set her restoration business to the side and commits her time to creating contemporary fiber works that blend her appreciation and admiration of early American textiles with her knowledge of construction techniques.

She has received two Awards of Excellence from the Surface Design Association, as well as Juror’s Choice from the Newtown Hooked Art Show. Her works have been shown in juried and invitational exhibits including “Beyond Rugs!” at the Farnsworth Art Museum; “Stripes” a traveling exhibit to Japan. Currently two pieces in “9x9x3: New Visions” are on tour to the Holter Art Museum in Helena, MT, the Dubuque Art Museum and the Textile Museum in Washington DC among other venues. She has appeared on Martha Stewart’s Living television program; on HGTV and in Mary Sheppard Burton’s A Passion for the Creative life: Textiles to Lift the Spirit. This will be her third solo exhibition in the Hamptons.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Hallockville Fiber Fair this weekend!!

The Ruggers will have a tent between the Naugle's Barn and the "Garage".   Try out rug hooking and watch us as we demonstrate the craft throughout the day.

We will have many finished pieces on display.  In addition, we will have supplies, books and finished pieces for sale. 

Our raffle rug, a North Fork Sampler - designed by noted Long Island Artist Gail Horton -  will be on display also - it's almost done!!!!  Get your tickets while you can!

Hallockville Fiber Fair Info

Here are some photos of the last year's Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair.  

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Springtime Meeting at Hallockville

We were back in our "summer home" at Hallockville Museum Farm for our meeting Tuesday night.  We've had a lovely spate of beautiful weather. The spring flowers and apple trees are in full bloom, and there's a new member at the museum, just a few days old!

He's happy to be out and about, but doesn't stray too far from his mother.  I think I need one of these for my back yard -- better than a lawn mower!

Carol brought some completed rugs for show and tell.  This is her Whale of a Tale rug from the class we had last summer with Tina Ackerman of g.woolikers.

She is now working on a pumpkin runner from Searsport.  She also brought a finished rug of Christmas stockings on a line, but I neglected to take a photo of that one.

Carol is hooked on hooking.  Her enthusiasm for hooking is so much fun to see.  She's hooking so much, however, that her wrist is out of sorts.  I recommended she try a Meno Trigger hook or a hook with a bent shaft -- both are supposed to minimize the repetitive motion that can cause carpal tunnel syndrome.  Another couple of things to try if you are having pain when hooking: make sure you use a hook with a fat shank to open up the holes in your linen and try a thinner cut of wool.  

Here's Rona's most recent rug, a hit-or-miss runner.  Such lovely colors.

Barbara brought along a tribute to her beloved Springer spaniel Baxter.  She mounted her rug in an old printer's type drawer.  Isn't that a fabulous idea?

Bonnie brought a couple of rugs to show us as well.  I love this sampler featuring a cabin in the woods and all the critters that surround it.

Here's another of houses that fit together like puzzle pieces.  Bonnie, like Carol, is so enthusiastic about rug hooking.  Can't wait to see what she comes up with next.

Bonnie also brought along these delicious carrot cake cupcakes decorated with pansies.  Don't you love the little fence post cup?

We won't be meeting in May because we'll be spending two days together at the Long Island Fleece and Fiber Fair, May 19 & 20 at Hallockville Museum Farm.  Stop by and visit us!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Hallockville Confirmed - 7pm Hudson House

Thank you for your patience.  We'll meet at Hallockville tonight - 7pm.

Please see note from Barbara!!  I can't wait to see what there will be for sale!!!

Hello RUGGERS..... a friend/student and rugger member-Sharon is the niece of a published author and East Coast teacher in Hooking that has past. Sharon has been "blessed" with her aunt's supplies and needs to share! She has:cutters, patterns, books, tons of dyes, wool and finely shaded and cut small size wool strips and more. Fair prices (cash & checks)-it all has to go. Will have ready for this Tuesday meeting... make plans to come and spend. THANK YOU

Monday, April 9, 2012

2011-2012 Raffle Rug - Guest Post

Guest Writer - member Sara from The Paisley Studio
This year's Peconic Ruggers raffle rug is coming along nicely! Here it is spread out at the meeting last night. Each vignette features a roadside attraction out here on the East End. The design is by Gail Horton and is a copy of an earlier Ruggers' raffle rug. Don't you love the black watch border?  We'll draw the winning ticket in the fall. If you are interested in purchasing tickets -- $1 each or 6 for $5 -- email paisleyrugs@gmail.com

2011-2012 Raffle Rug (c)

Friday, February 24, 2012


Sara's Runner
We were all very excited to hear that the Historical Society was hosting a rug exhibit to celebrate Women's History Month.  Sarah's rug - her geometric runner - was chosen for the publicity postcards and advertising!  I hope you will be able to see the exhibit and support the Society.
Here are the details:

Suffolk County Historical Society
300 West Main Street

From Rags to Riches: The Living Tradition of Rug Hooking.
March 2, 2012 through March 31, 2012

Opening reception March 2, 2012 6:00 to 8:00


Monday, February 6, 2012


February Hook-In

Get out of the house and come hook, look, eat and visit!!

Saturday, February 18 - 10am - 3pm

The Cutchogue Presbyterian Church
Main Road, Cutchogue

Please bring a brown bag lunch. The guild will provide coffee and light snacks.

You are invited to bring something for the door prize table and finished piece to display.
Some members will have supplies for purchase.

Peconicruggers.blogspot.com or peconicruggers@yahoo.com

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

What a lovely day and what a lovely view

Thank you Louise for an afternoon of hooking, visiting and eating. The food was delicious and plenty, the hooking was colorful and the chatter never stopped.  We all had a great time showing off our projects and catching up with each other and getting to know each other.   Louise's studio is the perfect setting - we were set up in front of a giant wall of windows overlooking the woods in her back yard - the snow that fell the day before was still in clumps on the branches of the trees.  The view inside was nice too - walls of soft colorful wool on the bolt and stacks of her hand dyed quarters - it was a great day.  Thank you for being such a warm hostess and accomodating with our snowy gift from Mother Nature. 

Saturday, January 21, 2012

January 21 - New Year Party - Rescheduled to Sunday, January 22

I will see you tomorrow - I had just blogged the party was on, then the snow picked up. 

The party will be tomorrow, 2pm at Louise's. Everything is the same but the date.

Everyone drive carefully tomorrow and enjoy the snow day.  I hope you are able to snuggle in today.
The Peconic Ruggers, started by Gail Horton in 1996, is a rug hooking guild from the North Fork of Long Island, New York. We meet monthly at the beautiful Hallockville Museum Farm in Riverhead, New York.