Yarra Valley Rugmakers

Say Hello to Josh

Josh hooked by Christhis portrait was hooked  by Chris Noorbergen of the Yarra Valley Rugmakers, from a photograph of her grandson.

Chris has hooked portraits of several members of her family, and has the ability to capture their personality in the hooked loops. Chris will be teaching classes in this style of rug hooking (How to hook an A3 sized facial portrait from a photo) at the Strathalbyn Rughooking Expo on 11th & 12th October 2014.  For more details on the Strathalbyn Expo click on the Calendar of Events.

Below Chris shares news and images of the Groups April meeting.

Our Yarra Valley rug makers group was small, as we met in one of our members homes in Warrandyte, Vic in April, but the atmosphere was definitely warm.  What a wonderful time we had.  As usual Anne greeted everyone with a smile and a cup of coffee.

As we don’t see each other from month to month, there was a lot of catching up to do.  Ruggers meet April 2014 004Leanne knitted, Joy hooked, (on her houses rug) Robyne chatted; and Anne and Chris chatted, tried out various punch needles and hooked all at the same time.   Chris had a lesson in punch needle hooking from Jacqui while she was in Milton and she was keen to show off her newly purchase punch needle.   Anne then brought out her stash of punch needles and we talked about the pros and cons of each model.

Ruggers meet April 2014 007Anne (left) had needles for both embroidery and rug making.  What a handy little tool that can be, used in such a variety of ways adding a different dimension to our hooked rugs.

We then had the fun job of dividing up our beautiful, made in the US [that’s what it said on the invoice], wool fabric which had arrived at Anne’s while she was away enjoying the retreat with the Narrawilly Proggers in Milton, NSW. Yards and yards of soft, beautiful wool dyeing to be changed into Ruggers meet April 2014 010 - Copybeautiful works of art.

The day went much too quickly, and after a lovely lunch we packed up our tools and left for home.

Ruggers meet April 2014 009

Cheers from the Yarra Valley Rug Makers, until next month, Saturday 17th May in Lilydale,


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