Events

Upcoming events

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 22 Jul 2018
    Registration is closed

    The GMRHG summer hook-in will be held July 21-22 at the Holiday Inn In Rutland, Vt.

    Need a room?  Call the Holiday Inn Rutland:  802-775-1911


    There will be a speaker each day,  a tea cup auction, door prizes and vendors.

    Molly Colgrove, fiber artist and rug hooker, will speak on Saturday July 21:  Special Effects:  Mixing various medias- with rug hooking.  Think glitz, sparkle and drama....and porcelain teeth! 

    'Sue Carey, needle felting artist will speak on Sunday July 22.  Sue and her family have been raising sheep for over 30 years and she has been crafting  her unique felted sculptures for over 25 years.  Sue will talk about the art of needle felting, felting needles, wool types and processing and felting procedures.   You can view some of her creations at marblemeadows.com.'

    There will be vendors at this two day event.


    Register today!



    • 13 Oct 2018
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, VT

    Save the Date for our Fall Meeting, Hook-in and Rug Check In.

    More details will follow.


    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 21 Oct 2018
    • Champlain Valley Exposition Center

    A Hooked  and Fiber Arts Exhibition of the Green Mountain Rug Hooking Guild

    Champlain Valley Exposition Center, Essex, Vermont

    Featured Artists Anne Cox and Kris McDermet


    Vendors, Workshops, Daily Hook-ins, Speakers

    For more information see GMRHG.org 


    • 17 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hooked in the Mountains, Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, VT
    Register

    After the Hooking comes the Braiding

    WED. Oct 17 (9:30-4:30)

    Learn the beautiful art of making a combination rug hooking and rug braiding mat. A braided border may compliment your hooking by using the same colors or may be a deep contrast by using bold colors. With these techniques you will be able to add braid to any size round, oval or square hooked piece. You need to bring to class two hooked pieces…one 6” circle or oval and one 6” square. Sizes need to be exact. In one day, you will complete the braid and butting on the 6” round mat and one or two corners on the square mat using your own wool. Braiding supplies will be available for purchase in class.

    Full description, photos, and costs in addition to registration are found at https://gmrhg.org/2018-rug-show-and-school/wednesday-workshop-with-kris-mcdermet/

    Registration options include:

    pay $50 deposit to hold your place, with balance due by August 24, 2018

    pay $75 balance by August 24, 2018, or lose your space.

    pay $125 full workshop fee



    • 18 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hooked in the Mountains, Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, VT
    Register

    HOOKING WITHOUT A NET

    Thursday Oct 18 (9:30-4:30) -1 day workshop
    Anne Cox

    I think of doing a hooking project without a pre-established pattern somewhat akin to acrobats or high wire walkers who work without a safety net. It is dangerous, exciting, and dependent on the individual’s confidence that he or she will manage the task at hand. For me, one fun part of making rugs is the design itself, and I have evolved a process that keeps me engaged in design throughout the whole project rather than just at the beginning when I set out a design. So the design part of my mind is engaged throughout the whole process. (Unlike acrobats without a net, we can always take out sections that don’t work and start again.)

    Full description, photos, and instructions are found at https://gmrhg.org/2018-rug-show-and-school/thursday-workshop-with-anne-cox/

    Registration options include:

    pay $50 deposit to hold your place, with balance due by August 24, 2018

    pay $75 balance by August 24, 2018, or lose your space.

    pay $125 full workshop fee



    • 19 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hooked in the Mountains, Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, VT
    Register

    LEARNING TO HOOK RUGS

    Friday Oct, 19 (9:30-4:30) – 1 day workshop
    Diane Burgess

    Learn the basics of traditional rug hooking while creating a small project. The focus of this one-day workshop will be technique (hands on hooking and lots of it). We will be using a primitive #8 cut (1/4” strips of wool). A practice kit is provided which includes a primitive size hook, backing and transfer material. I will have some simple patterns you can use along with some free wool. You will learn the types of rug designs, techniques, color choices, wool quantity, cuts of wool, backings, finishing techniques, as well as tools and materials that are available. Additional wool will be available for purchase during the workshop.

    Full description, photos, and instructions are found at https://gmrhg.org/2018-rug-show-and-school/friday-workshop-with-diane-burgess/

    Registration options include:

    pay $50 deposit to hold your place, with balance due by August 24, 2018

    pay $75 balance by August 24, 2018, or lose your space.

    pay $125 full workshop fee



    • 20 Oct 2018
    • 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • Hooked in the Mountains, Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, VT
    Register

    WOOL APPLIQUE AND EMBROIDERY

    Saturday, Oct 20 – (9:30-4:30)- 1 day workshop
    Karyn Lord

    Are you a beginner or an experienced penny rug maker who is interested in learning new techniques?  If so, then you won’t want to miss this fun and informative workshop on wool applique and embroidery. Karyn Lord has designed a floral applique project and will guide you through several embroidery stitches and embellishment techniques that can be used to make it your own individual work of art.  It may be finished as a journal cover, a pillow, a wall hanging, or a tote bag - the possibilities are endless!  Karyn will provide the directions and share ideas to jump start your imagination.

    Full description, photos, and instructions are found at https://gmrhg.org/2018-rug-show-and-school/saturday-workshop-with-karyn-lord/

    Registration options include:

    pay $50 deposit to hold your place, with balance due by August 24, 2018

    pay $75 balance by August 24, 2018, or lose your space.

    pay $125 full workshop fee