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Introduction to Shading Techniques – Fine or Wide Cut

A fall date has been scheduled for the “Introduction to Shading Techniques (or Shading 101)”  workshop which will be held in the studio.   This is a weekend workshop where you will learn  four basic shading techniques to achieve realism in your rug hooking.  Fine shading is traditionally done with fine cut strips; however in this class you will have a choice…

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Buttercup!

Finally the perfect yellow….Buttercup.  I have been experimenting with dye formulations for some time now trying to achieve the perfect yellow and today I have finally created the yellow that has eluded me.  It is available in three values…light, medium and dark.  You can find it on the “New Arrivals” page or under “Mottled dyed…

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New Pastel Striated Wools!

Soft pastels are becoming a popular choice in the studio these days.  Carla was inspired to create four new colors to add to the “Striated” collection.  Pastel pink, blue, yellow and lavender are all such pretty additions to this line.  In addition to the pastels, the full color selection has been fully stocked and newly displayed. …

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The “Poppy” Mat

When I posted this mat last week, the response surprised me.  The “Poppy” mat has become the most popular item in the studio!  It seems that “pretty” is making a comeback.  Many have requested a kit and I have hooked enough of it to know the amounts of materials needed.  This kit is not a “paint…

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Never Say Never

I have never hooked anything in pink and have only dabbled once or twice in a pastel palette. I never decorate with it,  never wear it and never create anything with pink.   Pink does not live in my personal stash.   Until now….I recently received a shipment of silk sari ribbon and was instantly enthralled with this beautiful blush pink.  Every time I…

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Will You Be Joining Us?

Thank you to the many who have already responded.  It is promising to be a very well attended event.  We want you all to have an awesome and comfortable day so we need to know the final numbers before June 30th.  We would love for you to join us.  You can rsvp in the comment…

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Introducing – Studio Line Silk Sari Products

I’m very pleased to announce the arrival of the new “Studio Line” of silk sari ribbon and roving.  As fiber artists we are always searching for new fibers to enhance our rug hooking projects.  Undoubtedly, wool is first and foremost our preferred choice when planning our mats.   However, if you have been longing for something new, I invite you to…

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