Sunday, July 20, 2014

Combining Rug Hooking & Braiding

Several guild members spent this past Friday and Saturday learning to add braids to hooked mats from Kris McDermott, co-author of Combining Rug Hooking & Braiding, Basics, Borders & Beyond.
Kris brought several pieces of her own, as well as some really well-done visual aids to share with us. We all brought 2 small hooked pieces, one a 6 inch square with a 2.25 circle left unhooked, and a 6-inch circle.  There was a sharp learning curve on Friday, but we were all a little more relaxed and experienced on Saturday morning.  By Saturday afternoon, we were all beaming with pride at our accomplishments.
Kris showing her work
Kris with her great teaching aids

Kris cutting out the circle for a rosette

The group hard at work

Some of Kris's work. 

Kris' sweet little Featherweight

June, listening intently

Carol, tearing strips

Carol's sheep
Sue, braiding away

Rona's wheel
End of Day 1

End of Day 2

Happy Campers

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.