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Holiday Treasures Sale

A number of my items will be for sale at this event.  Many will be specially priced to make room for new mats in the studio.  Check out the long list of artists participating this year….many for the first time.  If you are looking for hand crafted items for your friends and family, then this is the…

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A Little Something for the Host/Hostess

Looking for a gift idea for a host/hostess?  These contemporary trivets are a lovely gift on their own but consider grouping one in a gift basket with a unique teapot and an assortment of fine teas.  Or for the chef, include a trivet with some exotic seasonings and some cool kitchen gadgets.   The simplicity of the designs and…

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Hooking a Plaid

Large plaids are a bonus for rug hooking.  Plaids such as our Algonquin Gold, Muskoka Moss and Red Canoe offer three different looks in one piece of wool.  I hooked this little mat to demonstrate the variety of values and color I got from just these three wools.  After cutting, I separated the light and dark strips and…

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New Wool…Hooked

I have had a number of requests for photos of our new wools hooked.   I have hooked this sampler randomly.  However, the design of the pattern will yield different results based on what area you chose to cut.  This is the beauty of this wool…lights and shadows.  You get three effects from one piece of wool.    Painted…

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Introducing….Martina Lesar Wool

I am very pleased to introduce the newest addition to the studio….our own line of wool fabric.  Our premiere collection was designed and milled to very high standards.  It is 100% new wool in a 14 ounce weight which will cut into finer strips without fraying.  The colours were specifically selected in a brighter palette and in combinations that will create multiple effects from…

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Woolstock….2017

This past weekend was a blur.  The Woodstock Fleece Festival 2017 took place on Saturday and it was incredibly well attended.  I would like to thank everyone for your support of our studio.  I am pleased that we attracted so many new people to our world of rug hooking.  These events allow us to introduce…

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Hooking With Silk Sari Ribbon

Wool is the fabric of choice for rug hooking.  However, today we are exploring new techniques and new fibers.  A few fiber artists have been incorporating alternative materials in their work for years and now it seems our curiosity has been peaked. Today there is great interest in exploring the possibilities that alternative fibers offer.   Silk sari ribbon creates…

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Knitting With Silk Sari Ribbon

Yes!  You can knit with silk sari ribbon.   Since we will be featuring our complete line of “Studio Line Silk Sari Ribbon” at the Woodstock Fleece festival in a few weeks, I thought we should show how it knits up.  My sister, generously offered to create this pillow using the col. Multi.   The result is a wonderful bohemian pillow.  Fabulous color…

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