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Manistee Rug Hooking School at Onekema, MI

This pic is from 2007. I need to remember to take photos!

Next year I am scheduled to teach at the NEW Manistee Rug Hooking School in Onekama, MI. The camp is in the same general area, run by the same great guild but in a new (and cooler) location.

This area has great shopping, is close to Lake Michigan and it has the Bargain Barn. The Bargain Barn is one of my favorite spots. Some people don’t get it but you never know what you will find. One year Cynthia Norwood and I found cat carriers for our new kittens for only $15. I usually buy paint brushes and garden gloves at fantastic discounts. One year they had great nylon bags. What will they have next year?

The rug hooking teachers for 2013:

  • Kris Miller
  • Capri Boyle Jones
  • Annette Shaffer
  • Faith Williston
  • Wanda Kerr
  • and me!, Cindi Gay

The dates

June 17 – 21, 2013

And as of the time of this post, there is room in my class for you. Sign up today.

Full Details and registration form.

Sauder Village Rug Hooking Workshop 2009

People enjoying the Sauder Village rug hooking exhibit

Rug hooking exhibit

It was another wonderful week at the Sauder Village Rug Hooking Workshop. I spent the week with Diane Phillips. I had taken her class before and I looked forward to the week. Some people in the class hooked human faces, others hooked animals.

Conquest of Queen Anne, hooked by Kristi Roberts, designed by Cindi Gay

Conquest of Queen Anne
hooked by Kristi Roberts

Sauder Village always hangs a beautiful exhibit and this year was no exception.  It was a real treat to see the Celebrations rugs on exhibit even before I received the magazine.

One special surprise was that Conquest of Queen Anne hooked by Kristie Roberts won a Celebrations honorable mention.  What a thrill to see one of my designs on the Celebrations board.  Great job Kristi!

rug hooking demo by Diane Phillips

Diane Phillips demonstrating how to hook a face.

Diane hooked a face as a demonstration right before our eyes.

My Favorite

Over the past few years, I have been concentrating on certain areas of my hooking. Several years ago I took a class with Karen Kahle where I learned to loosen up with straight lines. The result was on of my favorite rugs, Antique Rose Runner. By the time I finished the rug, I was making the rug even more crooked than the pattern.

Hooked portrait General

When I last took a class with Diane, I hooked a face using non-flesh tone colors, The General.

After seeing Diane’s crooked edge pieces and hearing how they developed organically without a pre-conceived plan, I think I have a new direction to explore.

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