Category Archives: travel

Class topics in 2014

I just reviewed photos from workshops this year.  Many lessons were taught, dozens of lessons learned, and plans were made for next year ….  all reasons why I teach.  See the calendar for workshop sites in 2015.   I flew … Continue reading

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Juried into 7Stitch: Kentucky Surface Design Exhibit

Exciting email today, juror Jane Dunnewold, President of Surface Design Association accepted “Haying Stages” into the upcoming 7Stitch: Contemporary Textile Art from Kentucky & the Surrounding States exhibit at Morehead State University, Morehead, Kentucky.  Coordinated by the Kentucky region of Surface … Continue reading

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Design Motif, Memories of New Zealand

The logo for Air New Zealand incorporates two silver fern fronds.  This plant is New Zealand’s visual example of the lush plant life found on the two islands.  Tropical is my recollection of New Zealand, even from the window of … Continue reading

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New Zealand by Air and Foot

A trip of my lifetime began three years ago when the International Guild of Handhooking Rugmakers new board was announced to be based in Australia.  As Past-President of course I was going to attend the tri-ennial conference in the Fall … Continue reading

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Fall inventory at Tamarack and MountainMade

Fall is the perfect season to visit the Mountain State of West Virginia.  Our foliage colors include rich burgundy, rust, golds from the hardwoods offsetting the evergreen pines and hemlocks.  Two destinations which include great gift shopping are Thomas near … Continue reading

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Country to City Artists Abound in Philadelphia

The end of March was an exciting time for Fiber Arts.   Surface Design and Studio Art Quilts combined to present a three day conference near Philadelphia, PA.  Off I went armed with business cards, wearing a necklace of punched work … Continue reading

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Summer Vacation and Study in Ontario

 Ready for a vacation and yet don’t want to travel too far?  Think learning about rughooking would be fun too?  Canada is a great destination for many New Englanders and those in Northern NY.  Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario is … Continue reading

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Beyond Rugs! Opens at Farnsworth Museum

Contemporary textile artists using traditional forms of rug making are recognized in a major art Museum exhibit.  The Farnsworth Museum in Rockland Maine opened their second collection focusing on rug hooking.  The current show is up until February 5, 2012.  … Continue reading

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TIGHR Skype to Australian Board

    The first international communications between TIGHR members was conducted at the Sauder Village Rug Hooking Event.  Coordinated by “web savvy” Judi Tompkins, Jo Franco and Susan Feller, five members of the TIGHR Australian Board were conferenced into the … Continue reading

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Trip Memories in Fiber

When there is not too much time to hook… but you need to record a memory, make a 5 inch square.  The following are vignettes of three great destinations where I have taught this summer.     The Cambria Pines Rug … Continue reading

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