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Jo Larmore posted a blog post
I finished this rug that I designed and hooked for the 10 minutes a day challenge. Briggs and Little yarn was the most used. Also used recycled wool chlothing and other yarns and textures. It was a fun project! I named it "Hummimg Bird Delight". 
yesterday
Monica Crumley posted a status
Hi there, I’m a beginner and just for my first small kit. Love the colors of the Wild Rose Field! Anyhow, I’ve done one length of yarn, but the hook seems extremely small for the chunky yarn and it’s difficult to get the entire piece pulled through. I find myself having to go back to catch more threads. Do I need a bigger hook? I’m using the one that came with the kit. Thanks
Friday
  • Jo Larmore Maybe try using the hook to enlarge the hole then pull up the yarn. If that is too fiddly then try a larger hook. Do you have any crochet hooks around the house that are larger? Try one of those. Don’t give up! We all have had times in the beginning that try our patience. Keep trying to find a hook that works.
    yesterday
Magdaline Bathory posted a blog post
With a very hot summer nearly in the past, the autumn season has me thinking of cozy blankets, good reads, warm tea or cocoa, and creating more. I've always wanted to make a rug with pumpkins, but never found a pattern that really appealed to me. So I created my own design and played with colors. Lavender is my favorite color and so why not hook a purple pumpkin?
Sep 17
Joanne Seruto posted a status
I seem to only hook at a Hook-In so I have rearranged my crafting room to create an easier way to get my hooking out. Space is an issue when you live in a small house with a husband and 2 cats. So happy to have found this group ! I’m ready to hook !
Sep 15
Nelinda Vandenberg posted a status
Joined the Harbour Master Class end of August/beginning of September. Have listened to and watched most of the videos for August. Am sad because I’ll be working during most of the Zoom Call tomorrow.
Although I have only used recycled wool fabric for my past rugs I have ventured out a bit with my most recent rug. (This is not because of the class I’m taking but maybe because of having seen the occasional Thursday Live video with Deanne.) I am adding a bit of wool yarn and even some homespun here and there.
Wondering how to add photo…
Sep 15
Randi Cohen posted a status
Enjoying Design School 2. Doin' my homework from lesson 3): 1)Influences? History, Colonial (I am a New Englander at heart) Jewish Symbols and Shabbat Observances, witchcraft (who knows where these things come from?)
2) Do not look at another's work when creating my own
3) Inventory of colors I am drawn to and their sources: Red - (Ked's sneakers as a kid!), Blue - Nautical hues and toile patterns, Grey - the creative power of storms, Purple - I have not idea, but always liked it. So - my influences are very much from my upbringing and artistic exposure, and pure kismet. ONWARD...
Sep 13
GOSSE Marie-Christine posted a photo
On the week end 10 & 11 september 2022, my rug hooking public demo during a Lace and Embroidery event in Colpo-56390.FRANCE.Gifted with a potatoes bag, I did it with my wool art yarn and fantasy textured commercial yarns.
Sep 13
Tracey Kinsella posted a status
Hi! New to this group. I just started DFdesign school level 2. I’ve started sketching!
Sep 13
Lynn Strom posted a blog post
Hello Everyone! Well, this has certainly been an interesting creative exercise for me! For those who know me, my rugs are mostly landscape and definitely prairie. The studio cafe (The Blue Dog) where I have some rugs for sale, is having a Fish Exhibit beginning September 23rd, and the owner Melanie challenged me to hook a fish piece. I had a light bulb go off in my head, and this is the result haha! I'm thankful for her challenge, as this was so much fun to make, and without the challenge, I would never have thought of hooking fish, or a boat! This was a great lesson in trying something new and completely different. It feels like a vitamin shot to my creativity. Happy dance here haha!
Sep 12
Kathleen Kettles posted a status
Just started Deanne's Design School Level II. Its' fun! I've started experimenting with shapes on a small piece..a bit of a trial run as I'd like to make a similar design on a bigger scale. How is everyone else doing? x ps photo to follow!
Sep 11
  • Kathleen Kettles That's great Lynn!  Yes it's good to have another of Deanne's design schools to get stuck into!  I've started doing a small piece using triangles and actually it fits with my Shetland roots too as it's taken on a bit of a Fair Isle look. I'm still finding my way around this community page so apologies for the late reply! 
    Friday
  • Lynn Strom Hi Kathleen! I'm excited about this second Design School as well. I've set up my binder and am set to start later today, watching and making notes. Last week I reviewed my first DS binder, and discovered that since taking it, I've actually implemented many of the exercises and things that I learned into my work since. I'm really looking forward to this new school. Yay!
    Sep 11
Barb Zeisel posted a photo
Just finished this rug for the fall, and Halloween season. Hung from driftwood . I decided to add some charms to add character. I am planning on adding a crow to the top of the branch. 
Sep 9
Claire Quinn posted a status
Does anyone know when Thursday Lives begin?
Sep 8
  • Lynn Strom I'm looking forward to these again, and I'm grateful she is going to continue them. It will be 8a.m. for me, which is fine; will make a fun start to Thursdays! Rewatching the old ones has been the same for me, Kathleen, I find something new even with the lives I took some notes from haha!
    Sep 11
  • Kathleen Kettles They start again on Thursday 15th September @11am Nova Scotia time.  Not sure where you are, but that's 3pm for me, so I'll mostly be watching later in the day.  I've been rewatching old ones while there's been a break, it's good as I always find something I missed! Happy hooking! :-)
    Sep 11
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10 minutes a day challenge rug is done!


I finished this rug that I designed and hooked for the 10 minutes a day challenge. Briggs and Little yarn was the most used. Also used recycled wool chlothing and other yarns and textures. It was a fun project! I named it "Hummimg Bird Delight". 

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A Lavender Pumpkin


With a very hot summer nearly in the past, the autumn season has me thinking of cozy blankets, good reads, warm tea or cocoa, and creating more. I've always wanted to make a rug with pumpkins, but never found a pattern that really appealed to me. So I created my own design and played with colors. Lavender is my favorite color and so why not hook a purple pumpkin?

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Try Something New! You may surprise yourself!


Hello Everyone! Well, this has certainly been an interesting creative exercise for me! For those who know me, my rugs are mostly landscape and definitely prairie. The studio cafe (The Blue Dog) where I have some rugs for sale, is having a Fish Exhibit beginning September 23rd, and the owner Melanie challenged me to hook a fish piece. I had a light bulb go off in my head, and this is the result haha! I'm thankful for her challenge, as this was so much fun…

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Green Abstract


I finished the green abstract which was inspired by patterns I saw on sycamore bark. It's about one and a half times larger than the first blue one. I found this one to be more challenging, I think mainly because of the larger size. To me that automatically meant that I needed to have a larger variety of colors, materials and textures as well as a more complex pattern. I know that assumption isn't necessarily true, but simplifying doesn't come easily to me. However, it's something I want to…

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Jo Larmore commented on Lynn Strom's blog post Try Something New! You may surprise yourself!
"How creative!"
yesterday
Jo Larmore commented on Magdaline Bathory's blog post A Lavender Pumpkin
"Amazing. I just love your work!"
yesterday
Jo Larmore commented on Monica Crumley’s status
"Maybe try using the hook to enlarge the hole then pull up the yarn. If that is too fiddly then try a larger hook. Do you have any crochet hooks around the house that are larger? Try one of those. Don’t give up! We all have had times in the…"
yesterday
Jo Larmore posted a blog post
I finished this rug that I designed and hooked for the 10 minutes a day challenge. Briggs and Little yarn was the most used. Also used recycled wool chlothing and other yarns and textures. It was a fun project! I named it "Hummimg Bird Delight". 
yesterday
Kathleen Kettles commented on Kathleen Kettles’s status
"That's great Lynn!  Yes it's good to have another of Deanne's design schools to get stuck into!  I've started doing a small piece using triangles and actually it fits with my Shetland roots too as it's taken on a bit of a Fair Isle look. I'm still…"
Friday
Wanda McCay commented on Magdaline Bathory's blog post A Lavender Pumpkin
"Fabulous - love the unusual colors!"
Friday
Lynn Strom commented on Tracey Kinsella’s status
"That's great, Tracey! It's a wonderful course, so much to learn. Have fun!"
Thursday
Magdaline Bathory commented on Magdaline Bathory's blog post A Lavender Pumpkin
"Thank you very much, Lynn."
Sep 18
Lynn Strom commented on Magdaline Bathory's blog post A Lavender Pumpkin
"This is great, Magdaline!"
Sep 17
Magdaline Bathory posted a blog post
With a very hot summer nearly in the past, the autumn season has me thinking of cozy blankets, good reads, warm tea or cocoa, and creating more. I've always wanted to make a rug with pumpkins, but never found a pattern that really appealed to me. So…
Sep 17
GOSSE Marie-Christine posted a photo
On the week end 10 & 11 september 2022, my rug hooking public demo during a Lace and Embroidery event in Colpo-56390.FRANCE.Gifted with a potatoes bag, I did it with my wool art yarn and fantasy textured commercial yarns.
Sep 13
Deanne Fitzpatrick commented on Tracey Kinsella’s status
"yay!"
Sep 13
Wanda McCay commented on Lynn Strom's blog post Try Something New! You may surprise yourself!
"That is so clever - love it😍’!"
Sep 13
Susan Robson commented on Lynn Strom's blog post Try Something New! You may surprise yourself!
"Hi Lynn, what a fun project. How creative!"
Sep 12
Lynn Strom posted a blog post
Hello Everyone! Well, this has certainly been an interesting creative exercise for me! For those who know me, my rugs are mostly landscape and definitely prairie. The studio cafe (The Blue Dog) where I have some rugs for sale, is having a Fish…
Sep 12
Wanda McCay commented on Wanda McCay's blog post Green Abstract
"Yes, do! Good luck:)!"
Sep 11
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Ten Minutes A Day Challenge 2022


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Join us this year ! Ten Minutes A Day! I am excited to encourage you to hook ten minutes a day all summer. When you join you commit to hook ten minutes a day every day you can for July and August! We'll be sending out prizes and encouragement because when you commit to the ten minutes a day challenge you commit to yourself and your creativity…

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